New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists


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About The New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists

The New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists is a Not-for-Profit organization, 501(C)6, whose purpose is the education and advancement of the Massage Therapy profession. This organization was incorporated under the laws of the State of New York in 1927 as the New York Society of Medical Masseurs, Inc., and was changed, by the Supreme Court in the County of Kings, in 1986, to the New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists, Inc.

The NYSSMMT is comprised of members, mostly living and working in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. We provide continuing education opportunities,  membership meetings and current massage related information, to educate and inform members, massage therapy students, and consumers throughout the region.


1. To provide continuing education opportunities to members so that excellence in the field of applying Massage Therapy techniques         will be maintained.  .

2. To seek enactment of laws to promote a high standard for the profession of Massage Therapy.

3. To uphold the ethical standards for the profession of Massage Therapy for members and consumers.

4. To assist local authorities and jurisdictions with their efforts to prevent abuses by unethical and illegal practitioners.  

5. To educate health care and related medical providers about the benefits of Massage Therapy.

6   To educate our consumers and the public in general about the established and documented benefits of Massage Therapy.

7   To promote an inclusive environment of medical,clinical, and pharmacological components within the massage industry.

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.

1. To conduct their practice in an ethical manner.

2. To abide by the Medical Practice Act.

3. Not to diagnose, nor to prescribe to any person or patient any form of medication.

4. Not to disclose confidential information in the course of treatment of a patient to anyone other than the patient's caregivers, legal        guardian, and recommending physician, and to respect all confidences. This obligation shall extend beyond the period of professional services.

5. Massage Therapists shall assume the foregoing obligations with a free will, in full appreciation of the privilege and opportunity to place the practice of this profession in a position of honor and distinction.


President:   Lou Mazzella

Vice President:  

Financial Officer:  Kristina Hinkson

Recording Secretary:  Douglas Chu


Standing Committees Include:

 Bylaws Committee

 Continuing Education Committee

Communication Committee

 Event Committee

 Finance Committee

 Grievance Committee

 Legislative Committee

 Membership Committee

 Marketing Partnership Committee

Nominating and Elections Committee 

Strategic Planning Committee


Website Administrator:  Ellen Neiman Rosenfeld

P.O. Box 442 Bellmore, NY 11710-0442

1-877-NYSSMMT  (697-7668)

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