about this blog

amta student blog is meant for you, the massage therapy student, to share conversation with your peers and amta along your massage school journey.  amta will share helpful student benefits throughout this blog.  Let us know if you have questions or comments along the way–we’re here to help lead you to success!

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AMTA Blogging Policy

amta student blog is a blog for members of the American Massage Therapy Association to share ways for amta and your peers to help lead massage therapy students to success.

CONTENT POLICY
The views expressed on amta student blog are those of the individual bloggers. These views and posted comments do not necessarily reflect those of the American Massage Therapy Association, its staff, board, volunteers or members. All content is provided for our users’ information and interest, and neither the bloggers nor American Massage Therapy Association guarantee the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the information provided.

amta student blog may occasionally include links to information maintained by other public and private organizations for user convenience. When you select a link to an outside website, you are leaving the amta student blog and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website. Neither the bloggers nor American Massage Therapy Association control the outside websites, and therefore cannot guarantee the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the information provided.


PRIVACY POLICY

amta student blog and the American Massage Therapy Association value your privacy. We will not share or sell any personal information obtained from users to any other organization or government agency, except as required by law.


COMMENT POLICY

We recognize that blogs are an open forum for self-expression and freedom of speech. We believe blogging increases communication and encourages healthy debate. We respect your right to comment honestly on our posts, and we believe censoring this content is contrary to the purpose of a forum that is based on open expression.
However, we do reserve the right to delete any and all comments that include what we consider to be abuses of the blog, inappropriate content and/or counterproductive to the purpose of the blog:

Spam
Includes, but is not limited to, comments that attempt to utilize this blog to promote another service or product. In addition, do not post links that will lead our users to pages that will transmit viruses, cause pop-ups, install malware, etc.

Competitive abuse
Includes, but is not limited to, persons that are intentionally misleading other users or inciting negative responses for the purpose of promoting a competitive company’s service.

Impersonating others
Includes, but is not limited to, persons that are purposely misleading other users by pretending to be someone else, pretending to be affiliated with an organization or pretending to be an unaffiliated individual.

Offensive content
Includes, but is not limited to profanity, references to sex/nudity, pictures of violence, child exploitation, etc.

Violence
Includes, but is not limited to comments that threaten the bloggers, the readers and other people or groups.

Hate speech
Includes, but is not limited to comments that promote hate or violence to specific groups based on race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity.

Illegal activities
Includes, but is not limited to comments that promote illegal activities. (i.e. drug use, drinking and driving, etc.).

Copyright infringement
Includes, but is not limited to, any comments or links that infringe upon copyrighted material, including links to unauthorized content.

Personal and confidential information
Includes, but is not limited to, publishing someone else’s personal information. This includes unlisted phone numbers, addresses, credit card numbers, etc.


PERMISSION POLICY

Any and all comments posted on the amta student blog may be reused and republished in whole or in part, individually or in connection with other material in any and all media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to the internet, promotion, art, editorial and advertising, without restriction as to alteration.

By reading and/or commenting on this blog, readers release and discharge AMTA from any and all claims and demands that may arise out of or in connection with the future use of comments, photographs, videos or other content posted, including without limitation any and all claims for libel or violation of any right of publicity or privacy.


AMTA Prize Policy

Only American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA) members are eligible to win a prize through the amta student blog. Comments must be submitted with a correct name and email address to win. Comments must be made within 48 hours of the post to be eligible to win. The eligible amount of winners will be indicated on the post. Winners are on a first comment, first win basis. Winners will be contacted via email at the address given with the submission. Once contacted, the winner has 72 hours to respond or they will be disqualified. A new winner will not be chosen.


AMTA is all about you and your practice!

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) is the largest non-profit, professional association serving massage therapists, massage students and massage schools, with more than 56,000 members.

AMTA provides our members with the strongest benefits in the profession. We promote massage to the public, the healthcare community, and other important groups. We work for fair licensing of massage in all states, and actively support research. Your voice is heard in AMTA as we are governed by massage therapists. And, we provide a wealth of local and national networking and continuing education opportunities.

Mission Statement: To serve AMTA members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy.

Core Values:
• We are a diverse and nurturing community working with integrity, honesty and dignity.
• We are a nonprofit member-driven organization of ethical professionals.
• We embrace excellence in education, service, and leadership.
• We endorse professional standards and support fair regulation of massage therapy.
• We believe that massage benefits all.

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