Chapter Events

Aug
25
Sat
Community Service Massage Team (CSMT) – Responder Training | Lee Stang | 7 CE Hours | Columbus, NC @ Steps to Hope Inc.
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Community Service Massage Team (CSMT) – Responder Training

Training:

  • Date:  Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Location:  Steps to Hope Inc.; 60 Ward Street, Columbus, NC  28722
  • Presenter:  Lee Stang
  • Class is 8 hours
  • Registration:  7:30 am – 8:00am
  • Class:   8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Class will qualify for 7 CE hours

Registration Cost:  AMTA Members $85.00

 

Class Description

We are pleased to announce the start of the Southeast Region CSMT Emergency Response Division! The NC Chapter of AMTA will be holding a Responder Training on Saturday, August 25, 2018 (Followed by the Team Leader Training on Sunday, August 26, 2018 – Responder Training is a prerequisite for Team Leader Training).

This new outreach program was formed from the concept of MERT (Massage Emergency Response Team), which was established in 1989 following the Loma Prieta, California Earthquake. The CSMT played a significant role in 9/11 at Ground Zero and again at the Sandy Hook School Shooting in 2012, among many other emergency situations.

CSMT was developed because of the need to maintain a readiness for such emergencies and have an active presence in the community. The growth of this program is continuing to evolve in NC.  We would like to invite you, along with AMTA Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapists from our neighboring states, to join us in this training and, upon completion of training, become a member of our Southeast Region Community Service Massage Team!!

Are you ready to get started? This training is for the first level of training as Emergency Responders. We will hold a Team Leader Training on Sunday, August 26, 2018.

CSMT Member Eligibility Requirements:

  • AMTA Professional Member with insurance coverage.
  • Completion of the CSMT responder training course 8 hours LIVE
  • For Team Leader complete additional 8 hours  LIVE
  • Completed application to the AMTA-NC chapter  (can be done at class)
  • Submit Signed Code of Conduct (can be done at class)

If you are interested in more information regarding the Southeast Regional CSMT or would like to become a volunteer. Please contact Deborah Wade, CSMT Chair deborahwade.amta@gmail.com .

 

Need to Bring to class:

  • Paper and Pen for taking notes

Layer-by-Layer: Fascial Treatment for the Lumbar Spine & Hips; TMJ & Headache Conditions | Amy Tortorici | 16 CE hours | Greensboro, NC @ Kneaded Energy
Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – Aug 26 @ 5:30 pm
This is a fun and engaging 2-day class designed for the therapist who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the intricate role the fascial system plays in dysfunction and pain conditions.

Triad Unit Meeting – Layer-by-Layer: Fascial Treatment for the Lumbar Spine & Hips; TMJ & Headache Conditions

Class Description

This is a fun and engaging 2-day class designed for the therapist who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the intricate role the fascial system plays in dysfunction and pain conditions. Day 1 will focus on the larger body regions of the lumbar spine and hips; Day 2 will focus on finer palpation and treatment strategies for TMJ dysfunction and headache conditions. This class will consist of pertinent anatomy, common pain conditions and pathologies associated with the hips, lower back, TMJ, and headaches, while fine-tuning palpation skills, and most of all, plenty of guided hands-on practice. Students new to fascial therapy, as well as seasoned fascial therapists will leave this class having gained new perspectives and techniques they can immediately implement into their current practice.  Students should come expecting and prepared to do and receive hands-on work for the entire class.

 

CE Hours: 16

Registration Time: 8:00 am

Topic: Bodywork

Title: Layer-by-Layer: Fascial Treatment for the Lumbar Spine & Hips; TMJ & Headache Conditions

Speaker: Amy Tortorici

Speaker Certifications: LMBT

 

Registration Costs
AMTA Member: $128.00
Non-AMTA Member: $256.00

Lunch:

There are several restaurants near by.  You can bag your own lunch because there is a refrigerator onsite.  Snacks will be provided.

Need to Bring:

  • Please bring a table, linens, and bolster.
  • If possible, do not apply any lotions or creams the day of class.

Speaker Biography

Amy Tortorici

Amy Tortorici has been a massage therapist for 12 years. Before moving to NC in 2014, she was a massage therapist and kinesiology instructor, as well as a physical therapist assistant for nine years in IL. She has also presented CE classes on fascial mobilization and post-traumatic chronic pain.

Ayurveda for Bodyworkers | Shoshanna Hamburg | 16 CE hours | Durham, NC @ Collective Wellness
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm
Collective Wellness 3326 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Building A #230 Durham NC 27707

Triangle Unit Meeting – Ayurveda for Bodyworkers

Presenter:  Shoshanna Hamburg, (NC LMBT #7546, NCBTMB #388174-00)

 

Class Description

Ayurveda is an ancient science & healing system which emphasizes the vitality and well-being of the body, mind, and spirit. This holistic system addresses the root cause of disease by incorporating the use of herbs, appropriate foods, meditation, yoga, and bodywork. Based on your unique constitution,The Tri Dosha Model (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) arises from the Five Elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth) and their specific combination determines our physical, and psychological nature.

For good health we must strive to keep ourselves balanced in ways that are appropriate for each of us as individuals, not a one size fits all. One important way this can be done is through Ayurvedic bodywork.

This workshop is designed to introduce therapists to foundational Ayurvedic principles and applications of body treatments as well as personal self-care techniques.

We will explore the psychological and physical attributes of the three Dosha’s and discuss how to create treatments that help bring balance to our clients.

Experience the benefits of these Ayurvedic treatments:

  • Abhyanga- herbal warm oil massage
  • Garshana- full body exfoliation
  • Shirobhyanga- warm oil scalp massage, hot towel steam & marma facial

The self-care techniques to be discussed will be:

  • Warm oil self-massage
  • Neti pot use & Naysa oil application
  • Tongue scraping

 

CE Hours:   16

Location:    Collective Wellness 3326 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Building A #230 Durham NC 27707

Registration Time:   8:30 am

Topic:   Bodywork

Title:   Ayurveda for Bodyworkers

Speaker: Shoshanna Hamburg

 

Registration Costs AMTA Member: $128.00 Non-AMTA Member: $256.00

 

Participants Need to Bring:

  • Massage Table
  • 2 Sets of Sheets
  • 2-3 Hand Towels
  • 2-3 Wash Cloths
  • Plastic bag for wet items
  • Wear light loose-fitting clothing

 

Speaker Biography

Shoshanna Hamburg

Shoshanna Hamburg is a Certified Massage Therapist, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Health Educator & Massage Instructor with 30 years experience.  She shares her passion for holistic healing with other massage therapists by offering continuing education training in Ayurveda for Bodyworkers, Hot Stone Therapy and Spa & Hydrotherapy.

Aug
26
Sun
Community Service Massage Team (CSMT) – Team Leader Training | Lee Stang | 7 CE Hours | Columbus, NC @ Steps to Hope Inc.
Aug 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Community Service Massage Team (CSMT) – Team Leader Training

Training:

  • Date:  Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • Location:  Steps to Hope Inc.; 60 Ward Street, Columbus, NC  28722
  • Presenter:  Lee Stang
  • Class is 8 hours
  • Registration:  7:30 am – 8:00am
  • Class:   8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Class will qualify for 7 CE hours

Registration Cost:  AMTA Members $85.00

 

Class Description

We are pleased to announce the start of the Southeast Region CSMT Emergency Response Division! The NC Chapter of AMTA will be holding a Team Leader Training on Sunday, August 26, 2018 (Responder Training is a prerequisite for Team Leader Training).

This new outreach program was formed from the concept of MERT (Massage Emergency Response Team), which was established in 1989 following the Loma Prieta, California Earthquake. The CSMT played a significant role in 9/11 at Ground Zero and again at the Sandy Hook School Shooting in 2012, among many other emergency situations.

CSMT was developed because of the need to maintain a readiness for such emergencies and have an active presence in the community. The growth of this program is continuing to evolve in NC.  We would like to invite you, along with AMTA Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapists from our neighboring states, to join us in this training and, upon completion of training, become a member of our Southeast Region Community Service Massage Team!!

Are you ready to get started? Complete the first level of training as Emergency Responders (Saturday, August 25, 2018) followed by the Team Leader Training on Sunday, August 26, 2018.

CSMT Member (Team Leader) Eligibility Requirements:

  • AMTA Professional Member with insurance coverage.
  • Completion of the CSMT Responder training course 8 hours LIVE
  • Completion of the CSMT Team Leader training course 8 hours  LIVE
  • Completed application to the AMTA-NC chapter  (can be done at class)
  • Submit Signed Code of Conduct (can be done at class)

If you are interested in more information regarding the Southeast Regional CSMT or would like to become a volunteer. Please contact Deborah Wade, CSMT Chair deborahwade.amta@gmail.com .

 

Need to Bring to class:

  • Paper and Pen for taking notes

Sep
9
Sun
Standard V Ethics and Compassionate Touch | Sheryl McGavin | 3 CE hours | Waxhaw, NC @ Waxhaw Health And Wellness
Sep 9 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Participants will explore how compassion influences bodyworkers in regards to ethical conduct as described in Standard V, and ethical decision making.

Piedmont Unit Meeting – Standard V Ethics and Compassionate Touch

 

Class Description

The purpose of this course is to explore how compassion influences bodyworkers in regards to ethical conduct as described in Standard V, and ethical decision making. We will consider the impact compassion can have on the therapeutic relationship and provision of services; in general and for the individual therapist. We will review related state and national ethics codes as they relate to this subject. Suggested strategies for self awareness, self monitoring and ethical decision making will be presented. Instruction will include lecture, discussion and participation in group exercises/activities.

 

Course Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to explain how compassion is related to and can influence professional ethics.
  2. Participants will have an understanding of the role compassion plays in their practice and in their decision making processes related to ethical matters.
  3. Participants will be able to use strategies presented in the course to problem solve and make ethical decisions in accordance with national standards if/when they arise.

 

Course Schedule:

8:30 to 9:00 – Sign-In

9:00 to 9:15 – Introduction

9:15 to 9:45 – Ethics and Morals; Definitions and description, Internal and External factors (National Standards) and considerations; lecture presentation

9:45 to 10:30 – Class exercise and discussion; Self awareness of internal factors

10:30 to 11:00 – Compassion; Personal and professional boundaries; lecture presentation

11:00 to 11:30 – Small group activity; consideration and discussion ethical dilemmas that may occur

11:30 to 12:00 – Problem solving and decision making strategies

 

CE Hours: 3

Location:  Waxhaw Health and Wellness; 101E Waxhaw Professional Park Drive; Waxhaw, NC  28173

Registration Time: 8:30 am

Topic: Ethics

Title: Standard V Ethics and Compassionate Touch

Speaker: Sheryl McGavin

 

 

Registration Costs
AMTA Member: $24.00
Non-AMTA Member: $48.00

Need to Bring:

  • Pen and paper for taking notes

 

Speaker Biography

Sheryl McGavin

Sheryl has been practicing Craniosacral Therapy for almost 30 years and currently has her own practice in the Waxhaw, NC. Prior to moving to Waxhaw 8 years ago, she was a staff therapist and instructor for the Upledger Institute for 10 years, working and teaching with Dr. John Upledger until he retired. Since leaving the Upledger Institute, she has been developing and teaching classes with the CST Alliance (www.CSTAlliance.com) and runs a local CST study group where she mentors therapists who are studying CST.

While at the Upledger Institute, Sheryl was certified to teach all levels of classes, from beginning to advanced, taught the tutorial for aspiring instructors, and was the administrator and ombudsman for multiple levels of classes which involved overseeing the certification process for new instructors and ongoing course and study guide development. She was diplomate certified and an examiner for the certification program.

For the CST Alliance Sheryl is currently a co-developer of the curriculum and certification process, a co-writer of the study guides, and an instructor for all levels of classes. Sheryl also lectures and presents at conferences for a variety of groups on the topics of Ethics and Craniosacral therapy.

 

Oct
13
Sat
Oncology Massage for Persons Experiencing Cancer | Vickie Torrey | 16 CE hours | Waxhaw, NC @ Jackson Volunteer Fire Department
Oct 13 @ 8:30 am – Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm

Class Description

Come join us for an exciting 2-Day intensive Oncology (Cancer) Massage course. In this class you will learn about pathologies, risk factors, and treatment options for 6 common types of cancer; current research that supports the benefits of Oncology Massage; contraindications/indications; integrative massage/bodywork modalities; relaxation and visualization techniques; and review intake forms, session plans, and follow-up notes for a customized Oncology Massage session.

You will also examine and dispel issues and uncertainties about cancer for yourself and your clients. Plus, we will discuss how you can become an active member of an oncology care team. This class is the perfect blend of medical and intuitive approaches to Oncology Massage for the patient and the care provider!

 

CE Hours: 16

Location:  Jackson Volunteer Fire Department Waxhaw, NC  28173

Registration Time: 8:00 am

Topic: Bodywork

Title: Oncology Massage for Persons Experiencing Cancer

Speaker: Vickie Torrey

 

Registration Costs

AMTA Member: $128.00
Non-AMTA Member: $256.00

 

Participants Need to Bring:

  • Massage Table
  • Table linens
  • Hand towel
  • Unscented Oil
  • 2 Pillows

 

Presenter Bio:

Vickie D. Torrey has 40 years of experience as a Counselor and 30 years of experience as a Certified/Licensed Massage Therapist. Vickie is the author of “Joy Bringers—Celebrate the Joy in Each Moment”. She is currently writing a book entitled, “Bringing Joy to the Caregiver”. She received her certificate in Medical Massage for the Cancer Patient from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. Vickie teaches Oncology Massage and other Healing Arts nationally and internationally. She is a faculty member of Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy, Samara Beach, Costa Rica, where she teaches Ethics, Communications, Psychology of Touch and Oncology Massage. Join her on one of her Joy Bringers’ Adventure Retreats in exotic places of natural beauty. Vickie lives, writes and plays in Savannah, Georgia and Ilhabela, Brazil. Her classes are known to be high-energy, information packed and fun!

 

 

 


2018 Fall Conference Information, Agenda, and Hotel Information

Registration Open Now!!!!

 

The 2018 Annual Fall Conference will be September 28th-29th at the Crystal Coast Civic Center

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Located at

3505 Arendell St

Morehead City, NC 28557

Classes that will be Available

Chair Massage for Career Longevity – 8 CE Hours

Ethics: Head, Hands & Heart – 3 CE Hours

Advanced Kinesiology – 4 CE Hours

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist – 4 CE Hours

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Hip, Knee and Ankle – 4 CE Hours

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Cervical Spine – 4 CE Hours

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Back & Sacral Region – 4 CE Hours

Intro to Natural Healing Remedies for the Hand, Foot, Head, Neck, and Sinus using Reflexology – 8 CE Hours

Un-Battening the Hatches: Treatment for Scar and Adhesion Conditions – 8 CE Hours

Compassionate Bodywork for Death and Dying – 8 CE Hours

Ethics of Information – 3 CE Hours

The Adventures of Captain Scapula – 4 CE Hours

Each class will have a drop down below that will give a description of the class and small bio about the presenter of the class. You will also find the Registration button there as well.

Agenda for Fall Conference

Registration Saturday morning (7:30am-8:00am)

(8:00am-5:00pm)

(8:00am-12:00pm)

(8:00am-11:00am)

(1:00pm-5:00pm)

(1:00pm-5:00pm)

Registration Sunday Morning (7:30am-8:00am)

Un-battening the Hatches: Treatment for Scar and Adhesion Conditions
Amy Tortorici 8 CE (8:00am-5:00pm)

(8:00am-5:00pm)

(8:00am-12:00pm)

(8:00am-12:00pm)

(1:00pm-4:00pm)

(1:00pm-5:00pm)

Hotel Information

HAMPTON INN & SUITES

118 Salter Path Road

Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

Phone (252) 247-5118 Fax (252)247-5705

 

GUEST ROOM RATES: Standard 2 Double Beds Studio Rooms: $129.00 per night plus taxes Room rates

CUT-OFF DATE: Cut-off date for reservation block will be August 29, 2018. Any rooms not reserved in the block will be released as available at Best Available Rate.

RESERVATION METHOD Reservations will be made via individual call-in Individual Reservations (252) 247-5118 Guests are requested to ask for American Massage Therapy Association Block

 

 

Chair Massage for Career Longevity - 8 CE Hours $144 Members, $200 Non Members

$144 Members, $200 Non Members
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 4

CHAIR MASSAGE FOR CAREER LONGEVITY

David Palmer, may not have been the first to discover chair massage, but, like Columbus, he was the first to put it on the map. As a new therapist in 1995, I was lucky to have learned his method and have given thousands of chair massages to people of all ages in varied settings over the years.

Chair massage is massage for the masses. Whether you are a new or experienced therapist, this work will make you a believer in how to ‘work smarter not harder’. Included are proper body mechanics to protect your most valuable asset: your hands. Learn routines that increase your professional visibility and how to assemble an effective marketing package. Whether you want to build an exclusive chair massage practice or grow your massage client base, this workshop is essential.

About

Ms. Alexander is a 1993 graduate of The SunCoast School of Massage in Tampa, Fl. She is licensed by the state of NC (#3536), an approved provider for continuing education by the NCBTMB #200 and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Because of her expertise in seated massage she has been featured in The Charlotte Observer and on NBC-TV.

In 2002 she returned to her native NC to home care her father with Alzheimer’s then provided care for her mother’s terminal cancer. In 2004 she developed a specialized massage practice for a continuing care retirement community in Davidson, NC, for their residents in all levels of care, and continues to expand spa therapies. In 2013, Sheila was approved as a provider for continuing education to teach this profound work to the massage & healthcare community.

Ethics: Head, Hands & Heart - 3 CE Hours $54 Members, $75 Non Members

$54 Members, $75 Non Members
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 3

ETHICS: HEAD, HANDS & HEART

Massage school teaches us how to work with our hands. Since our backgrounds are so varied, how do massage therapists learn to make heartfelt decisions and intelligent choices in our everyday practices? Included are the differences between ethics and religion, acceptable standards of behavior, feelings of right vs. wrong and ethics vs. the law. We will examine how to make focused decisions through lively discussions of ethical dilemmas in the massage and healthcare environment.

About

Ms. Alexander is a 1993 graduate of The SunCoast School of Massage in Tampa, Fl. She is licensed by the state of NC (#3536), an approved provider for continuing education by the NCBTMB #200 and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Because of her expertise in seated massage she has been featured in The Charlotte Observer and on NBC-TV.

In 2002 she returned to her native NC to home care her father with Alzheimer’s then provided care for her mother’s terminal cancer. In 2004 she developed a specialized massage practice for a continuing care retirement community in Davidson, NC, for their residents in all levels of care, and continues to expand spa therapies. In 2013, Sheila was approved as a provider for continuing education to teach this profound work to the massage & healthcare community.

Advanced Kinesiology - 4 CE Hours $72 Members, $100 Non Members

$72 Members, $100 Non Members
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 3

Introduction to Advanced Kinesiology

Using movement as an assessment tool

4-CE/Live class for LMBT

 

Objective

Using basic knowledge of the musculosckeletal anatomy to aid in resolution of general body issues.

LBP, Piriformis, common knee, plantar fasciitis, neck and shoulder, elbow, carpal tunnel, head aches, general back pain.

 

This class will begin to dive deeper into the muscular AOINs and how they relate to these issues.

 

Outline

 

  1. Introduction to me and the class
    a) My credentials and knowledge
    b) Information and purpose for the class
    c) Explanation of class flow—AOIN, joint actions, muscle names and locations, etc.
  2. Head & Neck
    a) Landmarks
    b) Joint actions
    c) Muscles for Head & Neck – AOIN, muscle name, etc. Focus on SCM, Scalenes, Trap As pertains to headaches and general neck pain
  • Shoulder & Scapula
    a) Landmarks
    b) Joint actions
    c) Muscles for Shoulder & Scapula – AOIN, muscle name, etc. Focus Trap/Rhomboid/Delt/SITS/Tricep/Bicep As pertains to general shoulder pain
  1. Elbow/Forearm/Hand
    a) Landmarks
    b) Joint actions
    c) Muscles for Elbow/Forearm/Hand – AOIN, muscle name, etc. Focus Extensor and Flexor as pertains to wrist and hand issues i.e. Carpal Tunnel.

 

Break @ 2-hour mark

  1. Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar/Sacral
    a) Landmarks
    b) Joint actions
    c) Muscles for Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar/Sacral – AOIN, muscle name, etc. Focus Erector Group/ QL/SubOccipitals As pertains to headaches and general back and LBP
  2. Hip & Thigh
    a) Landmarks
    b) Joint actions
    c) Muscles for Hip & Thigh – AOIN, muscle name, etc. Focus Quads/Hams/Lat Rot/Psoas Group As pertains to general LBP, hip and knee pain
  • Lower leg & Foot
    a) Landmarks
    b) Joint actions
    c) Muscles for Lower leg & Foot – AOIN, muscle name, etc. Focus Gastroc/Soleus, Plantar Fascia, As pertains to general foot pain and plantar fasciitis
  • Bring everything together for review and general movement. Conclusion.

Visual Aids

Various slides provided from Trail Guide to the Body.  Combination of slides, lecture, notes, and body movement.

 

Class requirement

Ability to house students and allow movement.  Screen and projector.

 

Student requirement

Wear loose clothing to allow movement, pen and paper, and readiness to learn.

About

BS in Sport Management with concentration in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science
Diploma from Forsyth Technical Community College in Therapeutic Massage 2003

An anatomy geek at heart, the human body has always fascinated me.  I see the body as a true make up of pulleys and levers.  When someone approaches me, I automatically begin assessing.  Shoulders and hips uneven, antalgic gait, decreased ROM, I begin determining what muscles are involved.  2006-2017 I taught at Forsyth Technical Community College for Therapeutic Massage.  My classes were Kinesiology I, II, III.  During my tenure at Forsyth Tech, this class was born.  A way to offer a “review of sorts” to the musculoskeletal anatomy as a continuing education class.

 

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist - 4 CE Hours $72 Members, $100 Non Members

$72 Members, $100 Non Members
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 1

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist – 4 CE Hours

During this class, attendees will be introduced to approximately 20-30 individual massage techniques for the Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist. Each technique will be accompanied by a brief explanation as to how, when, and why each is utilized in a treatment; what are the indications and contraindications for each technique; whether each technique is appropriate in a clinical based and/or wellness based session; and what are the anticipated effects of each technique.  Along with each explanation, a demonstration of each technique and hands-on practice time will be incorporated into this “Tool Box” class for the Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist. Finally, there will be a brief review of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist anatomy.

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify and apply approximately 20-30 individual techniques that can be utilized in a treatment
  2. Identify the indications for each of the individual techniques
  3. Identify what are the contraindication/endangerments for use of each technique
  4. demonstrate correctly individual techniques so students can reproduce the technique on their clients
  5. Identify when it is appropriate to apply individual techniques with the client in supine, side-lying, and prone positions
  6. State why each individual techniques would be effective

This class is divided into:

  1. short lectures in which techniques will be explained and indications/contraindications will be discussed
  2. demonstration of techniques
  3. hands-on practice
  4. over-all breakdown is 20% lecture, 10% demonstrations and 70% hands-on
  5. class is best conducted with attendees paired vs. in triads

About

Mike Hovi graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1992.  He is the Program Director and Instructor at The Soma Institute-National School of Clinical Massage and was also the Director of Massage Therapy at ADVANCED CHIROCARE PLUS from 1992-2017 when he retired from active practice.  Mike was the facilitator of a group that was instrumental in the drafting of the Massage Licensing Act for Illinois.  Mike has served as AMTA-IL, , Chapter President, 1st V P, 2nd VP, Chapter Treasurer and is currently on the AMTA-IL as a board member.   Mike also served as a member of the Illinois Massage Licensing Board prior to becoming Chapter President.

Mike has taught continuing education classes since 2000 in Sports Massage, Orthopedic Assessments and treatments of various conditions, Stretching for the Massage Therapist, and currently teaches a series of courses call “Your Massage Tool Box.”  He has been a presenter at several AMTA-IL State Conferences and at the National AMTA Convention.

In addition to Mike’s various positions, he was a member of sports massage teams that worked at both the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002 and the Athens’ Summer Olympics in 2004; he has been the coordinator of the Medical Massage team for the Chicago Marathon for 27 years and counting; Taught massage classes to medical students at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) for 10 years; served as the lead therapist for the Chicago Production of RiverDance, and has been an educator of Massage Therapy since 1998.

Finally, in 2006, Mike was awarded the AMTA-IL Chapter’s Meritorious Award, and in 2015, selected as the Medical Volunteer of the Year by the Bank of America’s Chicago Marathon.

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Hip, Knee and Ankle - 4 CE Hours $72 Members, $100 Non Members

$72 Members, $100 Non Members
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 1

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Hip, Knee and Ankle – 4 CE Hours

During this class, attendees will be introduced to approximately 20-30 individual massage techniques for the Hip, Knee, and Ankle.  Each technique will be accompanied by a brief explanation as to how, when, and why each is utilized in a treatment; what are the indications and contraindications for each technique; whether each technique is appropriate in a clinical based and/or wellness based session; and what are the anticipated effects of each technique.  Along with each explanation, a demonstration of each technique and hands-on practice time will be incorporated into this “Tool Box” class for the Hip, Knee, and Ankle.   Finally, there will be a brief review of the Hip, Knee, and Ankle anatomy.

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify and apply approximately 20-30 individual techniques that can be utilized in a treatment
  2. Identify the indications for each of the individual techniques
  3. Identify what are the contraindication/endangerments for use of each technique
  4. demonstrate correctly individual techniques so students can reproduce the technique on their clients
  5. Identify when it is appropriate to apply individual techniques with the client in supine, side-lying, and prone positions
  6. State why each individual techniques would be effective

This class is divided into:

  1. short lectures in which techniques will be explained and indications/contraindications will be discussed
  2. demonstration of techniques
  3. hands-on practice
  4. over-all breakdown is 20% lecture, 10% demonstrations and 70% hands-on
  5. class is best conducted with attendees paired vs. in triads

About

Mike Hovi graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1992.  He is the Program Director and Instructor at The Soma Institute-National School of Clinical Massage and was also the Director of Massage Therapy at ADVANCED CHIROCARE PLUS from 1992-2017 when he retired from active practice.  Mike was the facilitator of a group that was instrumental in the drafting of the Massage Licensing Act for Illinois.  Mike has served as AMTA-IL, , Chapter President, 1st V P, 2nd VP, Chapter Treasurer and is currently on the AMTA-IL as a board member.   Mike also served as a member of the Illinois Massage Licensing Board prior to becoming Chapter President.

Mike has taught continuing education classes since 2000 in Sports Massage, Orthopedic Assessments and treatments of various conditions, Stretching for the Massage Therapist, and currently teaches a series of courses call “Your Massage Tool Box.”  He has been a presenter at several AMTA-IL State Conferences and at the National AMTA Convention.

In addition to Mike’s various positions, he was a member of sports massage teams that worked at both the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002 and the Athens’ Summer Olympics in 2004; he has been the coordinator of the Medical Massage team for the Chicago Marathon for 27 years and counting; Taught massage classes to medical students at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) for 10 years; served as the lead therapist for the Chicago Production of RiverDance, and has been an educator of Massage Therapy since 1998.

Finally, in 2006, Mike was awarded the AMTA-IL Chapter’s Meritorious Award, and in 2015, selected as the Medical Volunteer of the Year by the Bank of America’s Chicago Marathon.

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Cervical Spine - 4 CE Hours $72 Members, $100 Non Members

$72 Members, $100 Non Members
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 1

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Cervical Spine

During this class, attendees will be introduced to approximately 40 individual massage techniques for the cervical spine.  Each technique will be accompanied by a brief explanation as to how, when, and why each is utilized in a cervical treatment; what are the indications and contraindications for each technique; whether each technique is appropriate in a clinical based and/or wellness based session; and what are the anticipated effects of each technique.  Along with each explanation, a demonstration of each technique and hands-on practice time will be incorporated into this “Tool Box” class for the cervical spine.   Finally, there will be a brief review of the cervical anatomy.

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  1. identify approximately 20-30 individual techniques that can be utilized in a cervical treatment
  2. state the indications for each of the individual techniques
  3. state what are the contraindication/endangerments for use of each technique
  4. demonstrate correctly individual cervical techniques
  5. state when it is appropriate to apply individual cervical techniques with the client in supine, side-lying, and prone positions
  6. state why individual techniques would be effective

This class is divided into:

  1. short lectures in which techniques will be explained and indications/contraindications will be discussed
  2. demonstration of techniques
  3. hands-on practice
  4. over-all breakdown is 20% lecture, 10% demonstrations and 70% hands-on
  5. class is best conducted with attendees paired vs. in triads

About

Mike Hovi graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1992.  He is the Program Director and Instructor at The Soma Institute-National School of Clinical Massage and was also the Director of Massage Therapy at ADVANCED CHIROCARE PLUS from 1992-2017 when he retired from active practice.  Mike was the facilitator of a group that was instrumental in the drafting of the Massage Licensing Act for Illinois.  Mike has served as AMTA-IL, , Chapter President, 1st V P, 2nd VP, Chapter Treasurer and is currently on the AMTA-IL as a board member.   Mike also served as a member of the Illinois Massage Licensing Board prior to becoming Chapter President.

Mike has taught continuing education classes since 2000 in Sports Massage, Orthopedic Assessments and treatments of various conditions, Stretching for the Massage Therapist, and currently teaches a series of courses call “Your Massage Tool Box.”  He has been a presenter at several AMTA-IL State Conferences and at the National AMTA Convention.

In addition to Mike’s various positions, he was a member of sports massage teams that worked at both the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002 and the Athens’ Summer Olympics in 2004; he has been the coordinator of the Medical Massage team for the Chicago Marathon for 27 years and counting; Taught massage classes to medical students at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) for 10 years; served as the lead therapist for the Chicago Production of RiverDance, and has been an educator of Massage Therapy since 1998.

Finally, in 2006, Mike was awarded the AMTA-IL Chapter’s Meritorious Award, and in 2015, selected as the Medical Volunteer of the Year by the Bank of America’s Chicago Marathon.

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Back & Sacral Region - 4 CE Hours $72 Members, $100 Non Members

$72 Members, $100 Non Members
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 1

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Back & Sacral Region

During this class, attendees will be introduced to approximately 20-30 individual massage techniques for the Back and Sacral Region.  Each technique will be accompanied by a brief explanation as to how, when, and why each is utilized in a back treatment, with an emphasis on LOW BACK PAIN; what are the indications and contraindications for each technique; whether each technique is appropriate in a clinical based and/or wellness based session; and what are the anticipated effects of each technique.  Along with each explanation, a demonstration of each technique and hands-on practice time will be incorporated into this “Tool Box” class for the back and sacral regions.   Finally, there will be a brief review of the low back and sacral anatomy.

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify and apply approximately 20-30 individual techniques that can be utilized in a back treatment
  2. Identify the indications for each of the individual techniques
  3. Identify what are the contraindication/endangerments for use of each technique
  4. demonstrate correctly individual techniques so students can reproduce the technique on their clients
  5. Identify when it is appropriate to apply individual techniques with the client in supine, side-lying, and prone positions
  6. State why each individual techniques would be effective

This class is divided into:

  1. short lectures in which techniques will be explained and indications/contraindications will be discussed
  2. demonstration of techniques
  3. hands-on practice
  4. over-all breakdown is 20% lecture, 10% demonstrations and 70% hands-on
  5. class is best conducted with attendees paired vs. in triads

About

Mike Hovi graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1992.  He is the Program Director and Instructor at The Soma Institute-National School of Clinical Massage and was also the Director of Massage Therapy at ADVANCED CHIROCARE PLUS from 1992-2017 when he retired from active practice.  Mike was the facilitator of a group that was instrumental in the drafting of the Massage Licensing Act for Illinois.  Mike has served as AMTA-IL, , Chapter President, 1st V P, 2nd VP, Chapter Treasurer and is currently on the AMTA-IL as a board member.   Mike also served as a member of the Illinois Massage Licensing Board prior to becoming Chapter President.

Mike has taught continuing education classes since 2000 in Sports Massage, Orthopedic Assessments and treatments of various conditions, Stretching for the Massage Therapist, and currently teaches a series of courses call “Your Massage Tool Box.”  He has been a presenter at several AMTA-IL State Conferences and at the National AMTA Convention.

In addition to Mike’s various positions, he was a member of sports massage teams that worked at both the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002 and the Athens’ Summer Olympics in 2004; he has been the coordinator of the Medical Massage team for the Chicago Marathon for 27 years and counting; Taught massage classes to medical students at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) for 10 years; served as the lead therapist for the Chicago Production of RiverDance, and has been an educator of Massage Therapy since 1998.

Finally, in 2006, Mike was awarded the AMTA-IL Chapter’s Meritorious Award, and in 2015, selected as the Medical Volunteer of the Year by the Bank of America’s Chicago Marathon.

Intro to Natural Healing Remedies using Hand and Foot Reflexology - 2 CE Hours & Natural Healing Remedies for the Head, Neck and Sinus using Reflexology - 6 CE Hours $144 Members, $200 Non Members

$144 Members, $200 Non Members
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 2

Natural Healing Remedies for the Head, Neck and Sinus using Reflexology: Students will learn HOW to effectively give pressure to the reflexology points in a specific mapped sequence for the bony and soft structures including: diaphragm, lung, trachea, ear, nose, eye, sinuses, jaw, teeth, pituitary and pineal glands, brain, cervical vertebrae, thyroid and other reflexology points of the human body. Students will apply knowledge and use techniques learned from the Introductory course on giving and receiving a safe Reflexology session. Students will watch a live demo in class followed by giving and receiving a supervised Reflexology trade with a class partner. Students will document supervised trade and have an open forum for questions and personal feedback from partner and class instructor.

Intro to Natural Healing Remedies using Hand and Foot Reflexology :Students will learn the History of Reflexology, theories on how Reflexology works, Reflexology maps, the benefits and contraindications of Reflexology, success stories using Reflexology, self- help and relaxation tools in Reflexology, preparing for a safe Reflexology session, techniques in Reflexology and how to discriminate a reflexology point from other structures as well as HOW much pressure is needed to treat Reflexology points in the human body. (This class is offered in a 2hr special shortened version for AMTA conference)

About

Patti Columbe, LMBT #2714, is a licensed massage therapist in North Carolina. She is an approved provider for continuing education with the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy NCBTMB #910. She began as a massage therapist in 2001 after graduating from Body Therapy Institute. Patti has been a full time and adjunct professor in the diploma programs at Miller Motte College and Pitt Community College. She opened up Healing Courses by Patti in 2015 and currently teaches over 24CEs to massage therapists, healers and spa workers all over the state of NC. She currently has a private Reflexology & Massage practice in Winterville, NC and works alongside her service dog, Otto. You can find her at www.patticolumbe.com .

Un-Battening the Hatches: Treatment for Scar and Adhesion Conditions - 8 CE Hours $144 Members, $200 Non Members

$144 Members, $200 Non Members
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 2

Un-Battening the Hatches: Treatment for Scar and Adhesion Conditions

This 8 hour continuing education course will guide the massage therapist in  proper application of scar mobilization and myofascial techniques for the treatment of dysfunction caused by scarring from surgery or other injury, adhesions due to chronic inflammatory conditions and related fascial restriction.  Class participants will learn about indications, cautions, and contraindications for applying such techniques.  Topics will include: draping, positioning, equipment, technique, and follow-up care.  Related anatomy, physiology and pathology will be discussed.

About

Amy Tortorici has been a massage therapist for 12 years and before moving to NC in 2014, was a massage therapy and kinesiology instructor, as well as a physical therapist assistant for nine years in IL.  She has also presented CE classes on fascial mobilization and post-traumatic chronic pain.

Compassionate Bodywork for Death and Dying - 8 CE Hours $144 Members, $200 Non Members

$144 Members, $200 Non Members
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 4

Compassionate Bodywork for Death and Dying

This one-day course offers an opportunity to move into a deeper life as a healer by exploring the concepts, and learning the hands-on-healing techniques of serving the dying patient.  There is a renewed movement in the awakening of natural death and the call to helping people make their final transition with ease, deep meaning and less fear. 

This is an interactive course that includes a blend of large group discussion, case studies, experiential awareness exercises, skill development and hands on practice. Time is dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing space to explore this sensitive process.

Participants will…..

* Learn the standard procedures, precautions and guidelines for hands-on-healing in different settings.

* Explore and acquire new ways to create and deepen our mindful communication skills for the end of life client.

* Discuss and practice different massage and energy techniques to use at different stages with the dying client.

* Experience the importance of strengthening ones own personal practice with mindfulness and sacred music.  

About

Cathy Brooksie Edwards has been a NC Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist and musical artist for over 20 years. Over the past three years, she has committed her studies to working with clients who have been diagnosed with chronic or terminal illness. She is a graduate of Doorway Into Light –  International Death Doula Training, is co-director of a Green Conservation Burial Site and coordinates a heart2heart hands-on-healing and music program.  Her integrative intuitive style and up close experience with death brings a richness to her workshop that you will not want to miss.  For more information, email Brooksie at listeningtoyoursoul@gmail.com or call 919-548-4963

Ethics of Information - 3 CE Hours $54 Members, $75 Non Members

$54 Members, $75 Non Members
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 3

Ethics of Information

In this course Therapist will explore the different types of information that they pass on to their clients. Therapist will learn what information is correct, incorrect, incomplete or undecided, helping therapist grasp the dangers of misinformation. Therapist will question long held and often incorrect beliefs and learn how to frame information using correct context, comprehension and articulation. Having proper awareness and understanding will help therapist remain professional and ethical while teaching their clients and the general population the correct application and benefits of Massage. Bring your Smart phones!

About

Dustin’s 14 years in the Spa and Massage industry led him to create Continuing Education based on career longevity and effective bodywork. Dustin’s classes are laid back, fun and entertaining. Dustin and his work have been featured in T.V., Radio, Magazines and in Online media. If you can’t seem to find Dustin he is probably in the woods building forts with his kids.

The Adventures of Captain Scapula - 4 CE Hours $72 Members, $100 Non Members

$72 Members, $100 Non Members
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Quad 3

The Adventures of Captain Scapula

In this class we adventure into the inner workings of the shoulder girdle with a focus on the Scapula. Captain Scapula has been trapped! In this episode, we will find out if Captain Scapula can escape and gain back its freedom! This class will explore Deep Tissue Techniques that will apply to the structure and function of the Scapula within the shoulder girdle. With these skills therapist will be able to fully comprehend the role that each muscle and bone plays in proper shoulder behavior. Therapist will comprehend the Scapulothoracic joint and how proper alignment allows the scapula to become free and mobile.

About

Dustin’s 14 years in the Spa and Massage industry led him to create Continuing Education based on career longevity and effective bodywork. Dustin’s classes are laid back, fun and entertaining. Dustin and his work have been featured in T.V., Radio, Magazines and in Online media. If you can’t seem to find Dustin he is probably in the woods building forts with his kids.

Spring 2018 Spring Conference

We would like to Thank Hand & Stone for sponsoring our Spring 2018 Conference!