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Welcome to our South Dakota amta website!



Email: amtasd@gmail.com

National AMTA Website: www.amtamassage.org

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthDakotaAMTA/

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


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-Dates to remember: :



October 26th through 29th, 2016

Wisconsin Center

400 W Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee, WI  53203



SD AMTA Spring Conference 2017

April 28 and 29, 2017

Huron SD

James will be presenting Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage for Upper Body Conditions at the SD AMTA Spring Conference in Huron SD April 28 and 29, 2017


SD AMTA Spring 2017 Conference presenter biography:

James Waslaski

James Waslaski is an Author & International Lecturer who teaches approximately 40 seminars per year around the globe. He’s served as AMTA Sports Massage Chair and FSMTA Professional Relations Chair. He’s developed 8 Orthopedic Massage and Sports Injury DVDs, and authored manuals on Advanced Orthopedic Massage and Client Self Care. His new book: Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management, was published by Pearson Education in 2011. James is a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM. He presents at state, national and international massage, chiropractic, and osteopathic conventions, including keynote addresses at the FSMTA, World of Wellness, New England Regional Conference, the World Massage Festival, and Australian National Massage Conventions. His audience includes massage and physical therapists, as well as athletic trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses and physicians. James received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award, and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. James was also awarded Massage Therapist of the Year by One Concept in Canada as well as Teacher of the year in 2015 by the World Massage Festival.  

SD AMTA Spring Conference

With James Waslaski Presenting:

Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage for Upper Body Conditions


SD AMTA Fall 2017 conference presenter biography:

Susan Salvo MEd, LMT, BCTMB is an actively practicing massage therapist with over 30 years of experience. She is

a nationally-known author, having written the extremely popular Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice and

Mosby’s Guide to Pathology for Massage Therapists. Susan has many instructional videos on YouTube and she was

a task force member of the Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge Project. She also is currently working toward a

Doctorate in Education.

Susan teaches regularly at the Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy and travels the country conducting workshops

for practicing therapists. Her primary goals are to help therapists increase the quality of client care and expand their

therapeutic treatment options. Susan’s students have given her the nickname the “Yoda of Massage” because of her

broad knowledge and teaching expertise. She strives to create a unique educational environment of discovery and


Susan has been a member of the American Massage Therapy Association since 1983 and help charter the Louisiana

Chapter of the AMTA in 1986. In 2014, she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Educational

Excellence by the AMTA. Susan served on the advisory board for the American Pregnancy Massage Association and

currently serves on the review committee for the Massage Therapy Foundation. Susan is a member of the Society for

Oncology Massage and the Alliance for Massage Education, and is one of the featured experts in the documentary,

History of Massage Therapy in the United States. Susan is also an expert witness in legal cases that involve

massage therapy.


SD AMTA Fall conference 2017

September 22 and 23, 2017 at Cedar Shores

Oacoma SD with Susan Salvo Presenting:


Massage Therapy & Cancer

4 hours- Friday morning September 22

Everyone knows someone affected by cancer. Cancer brings a tremendous amount of fear, anxiety, and stress.

Cancer treatments are taxing on the body and have many undesirable side effects. Join Susan as she gives you the

tools you need to create better therapeutic outcomes. Come learn about cancer types, how it spreads, and

treatments. This quality educational experience will prepare you to work with clients with cancer as well as clients in

hospice care.


Self-Care for Massage Therapists

4 hours-Friday afternoon September 22

Massage can be physically and emotionally demanding. Massage therapists often have difficultly setting limits and

may overextend themselves, which leads to burnout. Let Susan Salvo be your professional coach as she shares

secrets of her long and successful massage career. During the class, we will review basic principles of health and

body mechanics, participate in reflection activities, and design a personalized self-care plan that takes into account

your needs and aspirations. Come get re-energized!


Body Mobilization Techniques

8 hours - Lower Body - Saturday September 23

BMT is a new look at neuromuscular techniques. It consists of passive body movements designed to interrupt your

client’s dysfunctional neuromuscular patterns to reduce pain, decrease stress, and improve function. BMT is gentle

enough for children and elderly, non-invasive enough for clients struggling with psychosocial issues such as anxiety

and PTSD, and ideal for clients in rehabilitation. BMT is portable and practical, does not require special equipment,

and clients remain clothed. This method can be combined with other techniques or used exclusively in a session.

Based on principles of neuroscience and psychology, Susan will show you how to revolutionize your treatment

protocols and improve therapeutic outcomes.