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Massage Emergency Response Team

We have received numerous inquiries from therapists since evacuees have made their way to Texas. A crisis the magnitude of Katrina has prompted many to get involved in some personal way.


At this time, we do not have a pre-signed agreement with area emergency response systems to deploy a Massage Emergency Response Team.


Do what you can in your area to assist in the recovery efforts. Let us know how your efforts are making an impact.


For those interested in learning more about MERT, its mission and training requirements, please send your contact information to [email protected]

We need leaders to coordinate responses in the future and workers to provide massage therapy for the responders.


Thank you all for your collective efforts they will be appreciated.

Lou Castleman and Terri Irvin, Acting MERT Coordinators
[email protected]