We were formerly known as the Holistic Massage Practitioners Association. We were founded in 1989 with the aim of working towards the professional recognition of Therapeutic Massage Therapy in South Africa.
- Managed by an annually elected Committee
- A non-profit making organisation
- In possession of its own Constitution, Code of Ethics and Conditions of Membership to govern the conduct of its members.
- To date, the only professional association representing the interests of Therapeutic Massage Therapists in South Africa.
The aims of MTA are:
- Assisting and motivating massage therapists to register with the AHPCSA.
- Providing support for members in all aspects of their profession.
- Liaising with the AHPCSA to ensure fair representation for members.
- Providing continued educational programmes in the field of Therapeutic Massage Therapy.
- Ensuring professional educational and training standards.
- Promoting the profession to other health professions and the public.
- Grooming future leaders in the profession.
To date MTA has:
- Developed uniform standards, codes of practice and conduct to encourage professionalism and unity amoungst Therapeutic Massage Therapists.
- Raised the profile of Therapeutic Massage Therapy amongst the health professions, the public and the government departments.
- Negotiated with the Chiropractors, Homeopaths and Allied Health Services Professions Interim Council on behalf of Therapeutic Massage Therapists in South Africa.
- Successfully lobbied for the registration of Therapeutic Massage Therapy as a statutory recognised profession.
- Participated in the rewriting of the amended Allied Health Professions Act No. 63 of 1982 to protect the interests of Therapeutic Massage Therapy and Therapeutic Massage Therapists.