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Welcome to our South Dakota amta website!



Email: amtasd@gmail.com

National AMTA Website: www.amtamassage.org

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About Our Chapter

We are one of the smallest chapters, but we are a very enthusiastic and fun loving bunch!! We have two annual conferences each year where we offer continuing education hours for our therapists and any others that would like to join us! We offer top quality presenters that provide us with awesome tools to add to our toolbox.

Membership: 252

Come see us in South Dakota, home of Mount Rushmore and the World's only Corn Palace!!



Attorney Jennifer Stalley is the contact person for the Board.

As of October 2012, at the directions of the SDBMT, Jennifer and her staff have been reciving new license applications, sending renewal notices, answering questions and processing complaints when required.

You can contact Jennifer and her staff with any questions regarding your state license:

Jennifer Stalley, JD, Executive Secretary

1351 North Harrison Avenue

PO Box 340 (mailing address)

Pierre, SD 57501

Phone: 605-224-1721

Fax: 888-425-3032





Please be sure that if you change your phone number, address, name, etc....please contact National with your updated information! This will make it easier for National and our state chapter members to contact you if needed.  Thank you!


Licensing Requirements

 Continuing Education hours should have to do with massage therapy or bodywork.

South Dakota State Massage Therapy License - 8 continuing education hours every 2 years

Website: http://massage.sd.org

Phone number: 605-271-1721


Dates to remember:


AMTA Membership - 48 hours continuing education every 4 years

Website: www.amtamassage.org

Phone number: 877-905-0577


National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

48 hours continuting education every 4 years

Website: www.NCBTMB.org

Phone number: 888-802-6600


Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards

48 hours continuing education every 4 years

FSMTB Executive Office

Phone number: 913-681-0380

Fax number: 913-681-0391


Upcoming Events:


AMTA SD Fall Conference in Rapid City, South Dakota

September 23rd and 24th, 2016

Howard Johnson Hotel     $64/night

950 North Street

Rapid City, SD

Phone# - 605-737-4656

Presenter -Randy Heaps - http:/godeepmassagetherapy.com

Level 1 Ace Cupping


ATTENTION!!!! There has been an extended date of August 29th as the last day to book a room at the $64 +tax room rate for our fall conference in Rapid City, SD!! Please share this information with anyone that is interested in attending the conference. Cupping is a very versatile tool that anyone can use in their massage business. Come join us!!




October 26th through 29th, 2016

Wisconsin Center

400 W Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee, WI  53203


SDAMTA Fall Conference Instructor Biography

Randy Heaps has been practicing massage and bodywork for a decade. Introduced to the mas-sage world when a spine injury and subsequent surgery forced him out of the electrical trade, Randy chose to be re-trained in massage therapy. Before even completing his entire program at the Southern California School of Massage, Randy was asked by the owners to become an instructor. Randy taught at SCSM for 3 years, teaching a variety of classes including Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Back & Shoulder Soft Tissue Release, Office and Chair Massage and Swedish/American Massage.

The Southern California School of Massage closed its doors after a successful 30 year run, and Randy went to become an instructor and eventual Director at the School of Holistic Touch. At SOHT, he taught a variety of classes that included: Struc-tural Kinesiology, Deep Tissue, Foot Reflexology, Office & Chair Massage, Magnet Therapy, Hot Stone Massage, Swedish/American, Hospital Massage and Powder Massage.

In 2006, Randy attended Anita Shannon’s Massage Cupping workshop. Impressed by the technique and its’ amazing results, when Anita approached Randy about training him to teach, he jumped at the chance. For the next year, Randy accompanied Anita all over the country on an intense training course at trade shows and workshops, further enriching his knowledge in the field of Massage Cupping Bodywork. In 2008, Mrs. Shannon created the Massage Cupping Therapy Association and appointed Randy its first President.


What is ACE Massage Cupping™ Therapy?

A wonderful ancient tool has found its place in the contemporary world of health care. ACE Massage Cupping™ is a modern form of vacuum therapy, and the incredible results that this simple treatment produces have truly impressed those who experience its subtle power.

By creating suction and vacuum pressure, ACE Massage Cupping™ is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, move deep inflammation to the skin surface for release, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.

ACE Massage Cupping™ therapy is incredibly versatile and the basic movements can easily be custom-ized to accomplish a wide variety of techniques, from lymphatic drainage to deep tissue release. This complements many health modalities ranging from spa treatments and medical massage to chiroprac-tic, physical and occupational therapies.

Source: www.massagecupping.com/ACE


Fall Conference – 16 CE credits

Rapid City

Massage Cupping – ACE Level 1

Presenter: Randy Heaps of California

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