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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...
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 20-21, 2021 Commission Meeting.   Schools/Programs Being Considered: Initial Accreditation – Institutional Full Circle School, Inc. – Aurora, CO The New School for Massage, Bodywork and Healing – Chicago, IL   Renewal Accreditation...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   July 14 & 21, 2021 Commission Meeting Commission Actions The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has concluded its July 14 & 21, 2021 Commission meeting via conference call.  By action of the Commission, schools noted below have received the following: Location Change Approval: New Hampshire Institute of Therapeutic Arts (Nashua,...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   April 21-22, 2021 Commission Meeting Commission Actions The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has concluded its April 21-22, 2021 Commission meeting via conference call.  By action of the Commission, schools noted below have received the following: Initial Accreditation Granted: Indiana Academy of Massage – (Zionsville, IN) – Institutional, April 2021...
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 17 & 24, 2021 Commission Meeting.   Schools/Programs Being Considered: Initial Accreditation – Institutional Dolly Monroe Beauty Academy – Tampa, FL Initial Accreditation – Programmatic Ivy Tech Community College – Fort Wayne, IN...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Commission Actions By action of the Commission, the school noted below has received the following: Extension of Accreditation Grant   Gadsden State Community College – Massage Therapy Program (Gadsden, AL) – the program’s current grant of accreditation is extended to October 31, 2021 As published, a March 17, 2020 guidance document from...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  October 21-22, 2020 Commission Meeting Commission Actions The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has concluded its October 21-22, 2020 Commission meeting via conference call.  By action of the Commission, schools noted below have received the following:  Change of Location Final Approval for Branch: New Hampshire Institute of Therapeutic Arts (Harrison, ME) –...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9 & 16, 2020 Commission Meeting Commission Actions The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has concluded its July 9 & 16, 2020 Commission meeting via conference call.  By action of the Commission, schools noted below have received the following: Initial Accreditation Granted American Institute of Massage Therapy (Santa Ana, CA) –...
The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has prepared and published a list of the school(s)/program(s) to be considered at the July 9 & 16, 2020 Commission Meeting.   Schools/Programs Being Considered: Initial Accreditation – Institutional American Institute of Massage – Santa Ana, CA Indiana Therapeutic Massage School – Indianapolis, IN Zen Shiatsu Chicago –...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 22-23, 2020 Commission Meeting Commission Actions The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has concluded its April 22-23, 2020 Commission meeting via conference call.  By action of the Commission, the following schools have received the following: Initial Accreditation Granted Arizona School of Integrative Studies (Tucson, AZ – Main; Mesa, Prescott &...
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