MTASA works tirelessly to keep up to date with the latest developments in TMT and related professions, and to promote Therapeutic Massage Therapy among the general public. In addition, we provide a supportive community of registered therapists who are running practices throughout South Africa.
The association has created several platforms for members to communicate with one another, bringing together a network of qualified professionals to assist and support one another in their unique professional challenges, which proved to be beneficial through the Covid Pandemic,
The scope for growth of knowledge for a TMT is huge. There are so many areas of special interest you can explore through research or participation in Continued Professional Development (CPD) , to hone your skills. One of the roles of MTASA is to facilitate and promote CPD by holding regular workshops for our members.
MTASA assists its members with the medical aid processes, providing members with the procedure codes and assists on how to register with the Board of Healthcare Funders to obtain their practice numbers.
MTASA communicates any relevant information to and from the AHPCSA to its members. If a member is not certain regarding a specific AHPCSA regulation they can approach the committee regarding this matter for clarification and/or, MTASA will address the matter with the council on their behalf.
It is a pre-requisite that the applicants and the members are registered with the AHPCSA. Should the applicant have any queries regarding this process, please feel free to contact MTASA.
Whether you are just starting your massage career or are running a well-established practice on your own or with other therapists, you’re faced with unique professional challenges. By joining MTASA you will have the collective power and experience of MTASA and its members supporting you. MTASA is working to promote greater awareness of the profession and to advance the profession by focusing time and resources to uphold professional standards, and most importantly, in helping you build and enhance your career, every step of the way. The most important benefit of becoming a member is the opportunity to speak and be heard on matters affecting you and your profession.
Currently training comprises of a two-year diploma course in Therapeutic Massage Therapy at an AHPCSA accredited school.