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The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has prepared and published a list of the school(s)/program(s) to be considered at the October 17 & 24, 2022 Commission Meeting.   Schools/Programs Being Considered: Initial Accreditation – Institutional Arlington School of Massage – Arlington, WA   Initial Accreditation – Programmatic Central Texas College – Killeen, TX  ...
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...
As an organizational member of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine – AIHM – COMTA is proud to be among the initial signatories for The People’s Declaration for Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Healthcare The People’s Declaration for Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Healthcare calls for the respectful collaboration between traditional, complementary and  biomedical practices with...
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...
The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) will hold its next meeting on July 13, 2022. Official business will be conducted and there are no schools/programs to be considered.    Submission of written comments are not applicable.   Any questions should be directed to the Commission Chair – chair@comta.org or to the Executive Director –...
Revocation of Accreditation                Institute for Therapeutic Massage (Haskell, NJ) The COMTA Appeal Committee convened on March 17, 2022 to hear the appeal of the Institute for Therapeutic Massage of the COMTA decision to revoke the institution’s accreditation. Having found that the institution did not meet its burden of demonstrating that the Commission’s decision was arbitrary...
Revocation of Accreditation                Institute for Therapeutic Massage (Haskell, NJ) The COMTA Appeal Committee convened on March 17, 2022 to hear the appeal of the Institute for Therapeutic Massage of the COMTA decision to revoke the institution’s accreditation. Having found that the institution did not meet its burden of demonstrating that the Commission’s decision was arbitrary...
Revocation of Accreditation                Institute for Therapeutic Massage (Haskell, NJ) The COMTA Appeal Committee convened on March 17, 2022 to hear the appeal of the Institute for Therapeutic Massage of the COMTA decision to revoke the institution’s accreditation. Having found that the institution did not meet its burden of demonstrating that the Commission’s decision was arbitrary...
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...
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