Massage Therapist Job Network Launched Online

Feb 24, 1999, 00:00 ET from American Massage Therapy Association

    EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Massage Therapy
 Association(R) (AMTA(R)) has launched a national Job Network for professional
 massage therapists on its web site.  This unique program taps the largest pool
 of professionals in the field to link therapists and potential employers.
     Located at, the Job Network provides clinics,
 hospitals, chiropractic offices, spas, health clubs, hotels, resorts, and
 other employers the opportunity to advertise job openings for massage
 therapists directly to AMTA's membership of more than 37,000.  As a free
 member service, the Job Network also allows AMTA members who are looking for
 new positions to post their resumes.  Advertisers are provided with a password
 that allows them to search the resume database.
     The AMTA Job Network also offers massage therapists and related businesses
 the opportunity to sell their practices or small businesses through on-line
 classified ads.  The advertising rate for the Job Network and classified ads
 is 50 words for 90 days for $50.  On-line credit card processing is secured
 with the CyberCash(TM) system using the latest SSL methods.
     According to a 1998 consumer survey conducted by Opinion Research
 Corporation, Americans are seeking relief from stress, recovery from injury
 and better health through therapeutic massage in record numbers.  More than
 one in five adults report having had a massage from a massage therapist in the
 past five years.  All AMTA Professional members have demonstrated a certain
 level of skill and knowledge through education and testing.  New Professional
 members must be graduates of training programs accredited by the Commission on
 Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA), be Nationally Certified in Therapeutic
 Massage & Bodywork, or have a current AMTA-accepted city, state or provincial
 license.  AMTA is the largest and oldest professional association for massage

SOURCE American Massage Therapy Association