The New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists, Inc. (NYSSMMT) is a 501(C)(6) Not-for-Profit professional association. Its main purpose is to educate and advance the Massage Therapy profession. The Society is primarily composed of members from the New York Tri-State Area and beyond who hold a New York State license in massage therapy.Established in 1927, NYSSMMT paved the way as one of the first professional associations for massage therapy in the US making the organization over 90 years old. Other achievements in New York State include successful lobbying efforts resulting in massage therapy becoming a license healthcare profession and to have the title “masseur” legally changed to “massage therapist” led by our current NYSSMMT Legend members, Dr. Carol Kessler Ph.D, LAc, MS, LMT and Barbara Joel, LMT.
NYSSMMT strives to preserve and elevate the profession by serving our members, students, schools, employers and consumers throughout the region. It’s this spirit of leadership that keeps NYSSMMT aiming to develop new leaders in the profession as it takes early preparation to mark a centennial milestone. Ask yourself, are you a leader? If the answer is yes, then NYSSMMT is for you.
Code of Ethics
A Licensed Massage Therapist, becoming duly elected into membership of the New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists, Inc., pledges to uphold the Bylaws and the following Code of Ethics.