As a Member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia, you will join a national network of professional massage therapists and myotherapists.
Being a not-for-profit Incorporated Association, your membership fees are reinvested in a comprehensive program of benefits and industry development.
By default, membership grants you an implicity public endorsement of your professionalism as a credible and legitimate therapist which can be included in your marketing and communications simply by displaying the Associations logo and membership.
Member Benefits for you and your family, and for your business include range of vital services and products including but are not limited to the following.
Education and Development
HALO (Health and Learning Online) provides you with an excellent resource to assist further professional development.
HALO is the Massage & Myotherapy Australia Online Learning Platform which enables you to participate and meet your ongoing membership requirements of professional development from home or your place of business.
This is efficient, and for members that are geographically isolated and or have pressing clinical commitments, there are a range of modules available.
Find out more about HALO.
Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
Members are offered a range of lectures, workshops, webinars, webcasts, an online learning platform and an Annual Conference to provide ongoing continuing professional education. Massage & Myotherapy Australia also recognises providers of massage education for post qualification study. Learn more about the CPE Program by clicking here
The Ambassador Program allows the membership to represent the Association in various formats, such as school talks, regional meetings and at Hands on Workshops.
Health Fund Provider Status
Private Health Funds may accept Massage & Myotherapy Australia members as Providers to enable their clients’ access to rebates.
This depends on the membership category and qualifications. Depending on the Individual Health Fund, the Association has a varied administrative role.
Australian Massage Directory
All Members receive a free listing on the online directory exclusively featuring Massage & Myotherapy Australia therapists, with the potential to expand directory listing.
Included in national advertising and promotional campaigns, the Australian Massage Directory, augmenting your own local marketing communications activities.
Workcover Provider Status
Remedial Massage and Myotherapists are eligible to register with WorkCover Authorities as a provider in some States and Territories.
Use of Massage & Myotherapy Australia Logo
Members are entitled to use the logo to promote their professionalism and also contribute in advertising and self branding.
Recognised as the leading Association for professional therapist, and a leader in setting professional Codes of Practice Standards, and actively managed Code of Ethics, members’ reputations benefit from the implicit third party endorsements this provides.
Massage & Myotherapy Australia strives to advance the profile and recognition of members with Governments at Federal, State and Territorial levels and to liaise with Health Insurance Funds.
Our goal is to help grow the sector, by improving the regulatory and policy environment for the benefit on Members and professional massage therapists, remedial massage therapists and myotherapists.
Massage & Myotherapy Australia Certification Program which is under development provides a universal, formal roadmap for the massage and myotherapy profession by describing the competencies, skills, qualifications and professional pathways for therapists and myotherapists.
It will support the growth of the profession through quality assurance and provide the public to make an informed choice.
Massage & Myotherapy Australia members obtain premium Combined Malpractice, Public and Products Liability Insurance at a significantly reduced rate because of a negotiated agreement with our preferred provider of insurance, Aon Risk Services Australia Limited.
The Association does not support aggregate policies where your risk is shared with other therapists. Each Insurance Policy is designed for the individual policy holder.
Members also have access to legal advice through the free AON legal hotline, please check your policy schedule for more information.
Massage & Myotherapy Journal
The Massage & Myotherapy Australia quarterly Journal is Australia’s leading massage industry magazine keeping members informed of the latest industry news and developments.
The quarterly Journal includes information about the latest development in modalities, clinical research, practice management, and professional development opportunities.
Keeping members up to date with the state of play on important issues affecting therapists, and initiatives undertaken on behalf of members by the Association, is the focus of the monthly personalised eNews.
This includes a full breakdown of your membership and Private Health Fund compliancy.
Online Business Resources
Featuring ‘Members Only’, the website carries a range of information for both the public and members.
Members Only access allows members to download and review many policy forms that can help in running a safe and successful practice, including access to Membership Tools such as Informed Consent documents, Marketing and Public Relations Guide and many others.
Members can participate in the future of Massage & Myotherapy Australia through their right to vote and nominate for Directorship in annual elections and participating in surveys.