Annual Awards

We celebrate the accomplishments of our AMTA members through annual awards!

We encourage you to nominate an Indiana AMTA member that is a peer peer, colleague, coworker, friend, or yourself for one of the awards below.

Congratulations 2022 State Recipients:

Meritorious: Kimberly Pucka 

Sports Achiever: Micah Schaefer

Humanitarian: Terri Brandt and Rachel Searcy

Government Relations Activist: Michelle Bailey

New Volunteer of the Year: Nichole Fowler

This chapter recognizes the following awards:

Chapter winners are forwarded to National AMTA for consideration of national recognition.

Humanitarian Award:

A Massage Therapist who demonstrates the ‘heart’ of massage through volunteer work, which may or may not include massage, done in the larger community, including but not limited to: charity, church, supporting the arts, working with children, disabled, needy, sick, homeless, elderly, community outreach to populations for who massage is otherwise difficult to obtain; fundraising for same, consciousness raising, relief effort

Sports Achiever Award:

A Massage Therapist who demonstrates accomplishments in the area of sports massage, including but is not limited to: accomplishments that enhance the visibility, prestige, and acceptance of sports massage and sports massage therapists to the general public and the other components of the sports community

Meritorious Award:

This award, which honors an individual by acknowledging diligence in volunteerism accomplished in an altruistic manner, is the highest award bestowed upon an AMTA member by a chapter.

  • Qualifications: Active member in AMTA for at least one (1) year

Government Relations Activist:

Honor an AMTA member who has achieved exceptional accomplishments at the chapter and/or national level in government relations activities.

New Volunteer of the Year Award:

AMTA wants to honor and recognize new volunteers along with their dedication to their chapters. Chapters can nominate one volunteer who has been a chapter member for at least two years and has volunteered for the chapter for at least one year.

Nominations submitted after March 11, 2023 will be considered for 2024
Send an email to indiana@amtamassage to be put in contact with the awards chair.
Applications are sent upon request.