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WELCOME! New COMTA Commissioners and COMTA Staff The COMTA Commission and Staff would like to welcome our four newest Commissioners: Patrick Comstock (Administrator) Carolina Render (Massage Practitioner) Michael Santoro (Public Member) Cassandra Stratton (Employer) We are pleased to share the following Commissioners have been re-elected and/or re-appointed for another 4-year term: Toshiana Baker (Esthetics Practitioner) Lurana...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 13, 2022 Commission Meeting Commission Actions The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has concluded its July 13, 2022 Commission meeting. By action of the Commission, schools noted below have received the following: Approval Granted:  St. Louis Med Tech – (St. Louis, MO) – Addition of Distance Education to 600-hour therapeutic...
The Council of State Governments (CSG) is partnering with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) to support the mobility of licensed massage therapists through the development of a new interstate compact.  This additional licensing pathway will create reciprocity among participant states and reduce the barriers to license...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 6-8, 2022 Commission Meeting Commission Actions The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has concluded its April 6-8, 2022 Commission meeting. By action of the Commission, schools noted below have received the following: Renewal Accreditation Granted:  Central Oregon Community College – (Bend, OR) – Programmatic, April 2022 – April 2029 Cortiva...
February 7 & 14, 2022 Commission Meeting Commission Actions The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has concluded its February 7 & 14, 2022 Commission meeting. By action of the Commission, schools noted below have received the following:  Initial Accreditation Granted: Healing Hands Massage Institute – (Richardson, TX) – Institutional, February 2022 – February 2029...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CALL FOR COMTA COMMISSIONER NOMINATIONS Are you committed to quality education in massage, bodywork and esthetics/skin care? We need your help in finding great people to serve as Commissioners for COMTA! We will hold an election for open positions on the Commission in July 2022. The Nominating Committee is accepting nominations between...
The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has prepared and published a list of the school(s)/program(s) to be considered at the February 7 & 14, 2022 Commission Meeting.  Schools/Programs Being Considered: Initial Accreditation – Institutional Healing Hands Massage Institute – Richardson, TX Phoenix Awakening dba A New Beginning School of Massage Killeen – Killeen, TX...
October 20-21, 2021 Commission Meeting Commission Action – Request for Appeal The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) concluded its October 20-21, 2021 Commission meeting.  By action of the Commission, the school noted below received the following: Revocation of Accreditation                Institute for Therapeutic Massage (Haskell, NJ) The Commission revoked accreditation for failure to demonstrate financial...
October 20-21, 2021 Commission Meeting Commission Actions The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has concluded its October 20-21, 2021 Commission meeting.  By action of the Commission, schools noted below have received the following: Initial Accreditation Granted: Full Circle School, Inc. – (Aurora, CO) – Institutional, October 2021 – October 2028 New School for Massage,...
Virginia Beach, VA, August 27, 2021 – The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has been troubled by recent national news reports of human sex trafficking being enabled by accredited massage schools.1.2. COMTA keeps a close watch on schools it accredits, as well as the professional education landscape in general. As a major stakeholder in...
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