AMTA Assembly of Delegates – Nevada Delegation

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AMTA Assembly of Delegates 2018 Business Meeting – Washington, D.C. – August 8, 2018

Position Statements are the cornerstone professional beliefs of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) as decided by the membership population of over 80,000 professional massage therapists.

See all the currently Approved Position Statements.

the 2018 Agenda – each year the members are encouraged to formally propose Position Statements – statements that say something about Massage Therapy: how it can/may assist in healthcare-positive results with special populations or medical conditions – all claims are thoroughly-researched and -studied, created by members with the most-current, scientific data. Annually, since 2006, Member-approved – through the Assembly of Delegates – Position Statements become the beliefs of the leading, non-profit professional association in the United States. This year’s proposed Position Statements were released to the membership – through the AoDAC and Chapter Delegates – in mid-July.


Read the entire 2018 Nevada Delegates’ report – by Cathy Lightcap & David Otto

Questions? Comments?  Contact your Delegate via email

Member Voting vs. Delegate Representation: the function of the Delegate is to represent the member consensus on the National floor of the Assembly of Delegates (AoD) each year.  Delegates poll the members, discuss the Position Statements with the members and take a Chapter vote to the AoD.  When in the AoD at the National Convention, representatives from all 51 Chapters have an opportunity to represent the support or concerns of their Chapter’s members and dialogue works toward a consensus of the state Chapters’ Delegates to vote for or against a proposed Position Statement. If needed, a Delegate may change his/her Delegate vote to reflect the best interest of the Chapter membership.

Who can be a Delegate?  Any Graduate or Professional AMTA member in good standing.  Terms are now starting at 2 years…your commitment helps the National association and profession move forward.  It’s hard work, so you’ll get to take a break for a year before you can run again.  No need to step out entirely, though!  Continue to be active by supporting/mentoring the incoming Delegate(s), writing a new document, commenting on officially proposed document, connecting with other members who are developing official processes – they need all the help they can get, too!

Who can write a Position Statement?  Any AMTA member.  Your current Delegate(s), Chapter Board of Directors, or fellow members can help you start and explore the process, edit, proofread, keep communication with the people that need to vet your document, and basically help you follow it all the way through the process. timeline

If you consider the impact that statements a professional association makes on behalf of its tens-of-thousands of members, to include empirical evidence and “by massage therapists, for massage therapists” method of governance, then it is truly a professional representation of who we are and where we stand – what we profess.

…for 2019: If you are interested in becoming a Delegate or just starting a Position Statement of your own: share it with us.  Let us help and represent you in your professional Association, on a National stage, and so you can practice what you preach in your own Practice.  email hidden; JavaScript is required today.

Current Nevada Delegation


Sarah McCallum, LMT BS

email hidden; JavaScript is requiredDelegate 2019 (1-year term) [Nominate]

Sarah McCallum, LMT BS earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science (major) and French Language (minor) from the University of Kansas in 2007. She has been a part of the healing arts community in the Reno-Sparks, Nevada area since her graduation from Hawai’i Healing Arts College in 2009, operating Massage by McCallumSarah firmly believes in the body’s ability to heal itself when given guidance.

Sarah currently serves the AMTA-Nevada Chapter as a Chapter Board Member, 2019 Delegate, and Newsletter Editor.

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