On May 1, 2008, Richard H. Adler received the American Massage Therapy Association of Washington’s (AMTA-WA) President’s Award at the opening ceremony of their annual conference. The presentation was during the opening ceremony. The President’s Award is the AMTA-WA’s highest award and reserved for those who have advanced the cause of massage therapy statewide. Mr. Adler was recognized as a skilled advocate and educator in the massage therapist community. The award was presented by Tianne Carrigan, current AMTA President, in a packed room of massage therapist.