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The AMT Blog

The AMT blog was launched in mid-September 2017. It features weekly articles, news and updates of interest to AMT members and the wider massage therapy community. You’ll find the AMT blog here.

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AMT welcomes articles for consideration to be included on the blog.These articles should be aimed at AMT members (i.e.massage therapists) and can be a case study, a book review, a review of a research study, personal experience, an examination of a massage relevant topic or similar articles. Please pitch your ideas to us via

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Psychoneuroimmunology – Linking the Mind and Body

Dr Judy Lovas introduces us to the world of Psychoneuroimmunology and the link between the mind and chronic disease and inflammation and how massage can help decrease inflammation and psychological conditions such as depression.

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Post date: 18-7-2018

The Famous Medibank Winter of 2013

When Private Health Insurer Medibank Private announced it was changing how it determined a massage therapist was worthy of Provider Status with it, an opportunity was created for the various massage associations to stand together and not allow an insurer to dictate how our industry is run. What happened next? Rebecca Barnett takes us into the quagmire of how Medibank Private won.

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Post date: 13-7-2018

Pleasure Is Not A Dirty Word

Use the words ‘pleasure’ and ‘massage’ in the same sentence and watch the eyebrows go up. Does it have to be this way? Massage Therapist and Psychotherapist Tim Clark introduces us to The Pleasure-Purpose Principle, which he’ll be presenting on at the 2018 AMT National Conference on 13 October 2018.

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Post date: 5-7-2018