OMTA - The Oregon Massage Therapists Association

Serving Licensed Massage Therapists since 1985

OMTA is an alternative grass-roots professional organization. We are a diverse, eclectic membership, dedicated to a collaborative, consensus process. We support creative new ideas and flexibility. We have a local Oregon identity, are self-authorized, and self-created.


Due to declining membership and a lack of volunteers to run the organization, the Executive Committee voted to close the organization. Beginning January 1, 2018, OMTA no longer accepts new members and no longer accepts renewals. OMTA ceased operations on December 31, 2018, except for this website and servicing the Lane County Massage and Bodywork Association.

We are trying to reorganize. There was an organizational meeting on Friday, March 6, 2020, to try to restart OMTA.

Our next meeting will be held at Lane Community College, downtown campus, on Thursday, April 2 at 6:30 pm.

If you are interested in helping, contact Mary Kirkpatrick at 541-579-4653.


OMTA Partners with LCC for Low Cost Continuing Education

OMTA, partnering with Lane Community College, has formed the Lane County Massage & Bodyworkers Organization. On the first Monday of every month we offer an ongoing series of continuing education subjects at the downtown campus in Eugene. Attendance is free, but there is a $5 fee for OMTA members to receive a Continuing Education Certificate. Non-members pay $10. 


The OBMT requires LMTs to complete four contact hours of Ethics and one hour of Cultural Competency each two-year renewal period. OMTA's former president, Robert Bike teaches Ethics and Cultural Competency at Lane Community College. See his website for details.
Past Presidents Council

The Past Presidents Council is now running OMTA. Robert Bike is temporarily in charge of all OMTA functions, as the past president willing to serve. 


For questions regarding the licensing and regulatory agency for massage in the state of Oregon, please visit the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists.

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OMTA is a 501(c)(6) Non-Profit Corporation. According to the IRS, contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions on the donor's federal income tax return. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer's business. Contact your tax consultant if this affects you.  © 2018 Oregon Massage Therapists Association. This web site is maintained by OMTA's Past Presidents Council.

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