Mission Statement of HOTA
The Hands-On Trade Association is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive professional benefits package to massage therapists, bodyworkers, estheticians, nail technicians, cosmetologists and other practitioners of manual therapies. With our unique package, you will receive professional and general liability insurance, a business web site with unlimited pages and images and a related e-mail address to better communicate with your clients. We also provide a regular e-mail newsletter from leading professionals in your field.
Our affordable, reliable plan is as portable as your practice. We know what practitioners need to have a healthy, secure and viable business and we want you to be successful.
Our Director, Judi Calvert, 2008 inductee to the Massage Hall of Fame, has made it her life’s mission to promote and educate touch therapists about the importance of the job they do every day. Judi was the cofounder of several leading massage publications and has been a licensed massage therapist for more than 25 years. She created the Hands-On Trade Association benefits package to help you improve lives through touch.
Established in 2000
The Hands-On Trade Association is directed by Judi Calvert. She is committed to supporting touch professionals. HOTA is an extension of that mission.
Why choose the Hands On Trade Association?
• We provide the most affordable, reliable benefits package to a wide range of manual therapists who care for body, hair, skin, and nails.
• We offer tools to enhance your business.
• We meet your insurance needs quickly and professionally.
• We care deeply about the industries we cover and want you to be successful.
• We aim to be a bridge between the different modalities we cover.
• We are a trusted source of information, keeping you informed of
industry trends and developments through a regular e-mail
newsletter and our helpful web site.
• We've made it our goal to spread the good word about massage, bodywork, cosmetology, esthetics and nail services. We believe everyone benefits from your work.
• We offer friendly, dependable, in-house customer service to meet all your needs.
• We seek to be a partner in your success, not just a faceless association.
•Our founder knows each industry, and knows what you need to make your business the best it can be.