Chapter Events

Jun
22
Sat
Fascial Treatment for Shoulder Conditions | Amy Tortorici | 8 CE | Greensboro NC| @ Kneaded Energy
Jun 22 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Class Description

This is a fun and engaging class designed for the therapist who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the intricate role the fascial system plays in shoulder dysfunction This class will consist of pertinent anatomy, common pain conditions and pathologies associated with the shoulder, fine-tuning of palpation skills, treatment techniques,  and 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 dress comfortably and come expecting and prepared to do and receive hands-on work for the entire class.  Please bring a table, linens, and bolster. If possible, do not apply any lotions or creams the day of class.

CE Hours:  8

Date:   June 22, 2019

Location: Kneaded Energy; 321 W Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27408, USA

Registration Time: 8:00 am

Class Time:  8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Speaker: Amy Tortorici, LMBT

 

Registration Costs

AMTA Member: $64.00
Non-AMTA Member: $128.00

 

Participants Need to Bring:

  • Massage Table
  • Set of Sheets
  • Blanket
  • Bolster

 

Presenter Bio:

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

 

Jun
23
Sun
Aromatherapy Carrier Oils | Amber LaBorde | 8 CE | Greensboro NC @ Botanically Rooted
Jun 23 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

LESSON OBJECTIVES:

At the completion of this class, participants shall be able to:

1)  Define the term Carrier

2)  Describe what Carriers are and the different types

3)  Discuss common myths about the use of Carriers

4)  List at least 3 different Carriers and what you would use them for

 

CE Hours:  8

Date:   June 23, 2019

Location: Botanically Rooted Aromatherapy: 1024 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403, USA

Registration Time: 8:00 am

Class Time:  8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Speaker:  Amber Laborde, Clinical Aromatherapist

 

Registration Costs  – (Includes a $26 Supply fee from Botanically Rooted)

AMTA Member: $90.00
Non-AMTA Member: $154.00

 

Participants Need to Bring:

Pen and Paper for taking notes

 

 

Jul
8
Mon
AMTA NC Board Conference Call
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a Board Conference Call. Members from AMTA NC are welcome to join in on our Conference calls. We use gotomeeting and are allowed up to 500 participants. Please come join us on our calls so you know what we are talking about and whats going on in our chapter.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/766972221
Call number (312) 757-3121

Access Code: 766-972-221

Jul
13
Sat
Ethics-Dealing with Inappropriate Clients and Sexual Situations | Felicia Brown | 3 CE | Greensboro NC @ Kneaded Energy
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Class Description

One of the most difficult things to deal with as a massage therapist can be the threat of an inappropriate client. This class will offer a strong review of how to handle and avoid inappropriate clients and sexual situations in the treatment room and massage workplace. Sexual situations and inappropriate clients are a part of nearly every massage therapy workplace at some point. Even seasoned therapists may find themselves dealing with challenges in this area from time to time. Providing a live environment of support, discussion and prevention/problem-solving techniques is vital for those who have (or will) to help therapists constructively and effectively deal with the sexual issues that arise with their clients.

CE Hours:  3

Date:   July 13, 2019

Location: Kneaded Energy; 321 W Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27408, USA

Registration Time: 8:30 am

Class Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Speaker:  Felicia Brown, LMBT

 

Registration Costs

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

 

Participants Need to Bring:

  • Pen and Paper for taking notes

 

Presenter Bio:

Felicia Brown, LMBT is the owner of Spalutions, (www.spalutions.com) a firm which provides business and  marketing coaching and consulting for massage, spa and wellness professionals. She is passionate about inspiring others  to become successful in all of their endeavors. With appearances at many national and international conferences in  the massage, spa and wellness industries, Felicia has become a sought-after speaker and educator. She is the author of six books and has written for many trade publications. Periodically, Felicia also works as an Expert Witness in cases related to the massage and spa industries. Felicia is also a licensed massage therapist as well as the owner of A to Zen Massage, an award-winning wellness spa in Greensboro, NC.

 

 

Easy Deep Tissue | Melissa D. Cope | 12 CE Hours | Columbus, NC @ Steps to Hope Inc.
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm

Easy Deep Tissue

Class Description

This course will give you a solid understanding of how to safely and productively use your body as a tool to deliver deep tissue massage with less effort.  You will practice palpation skills with your fists, forearms and elbows and have more confidence in using these tools regularly in your work setting.

CE Hours:  12

Date:   July 13-14, 2019

Location:   Steps to Hope, 60 Ward Street, Columbus, NC 28722, USA

Registration Time:  8:30 am

Class Time:  9:00am – 4:00 pm

Speaker:  Melissa D. Cope, LMBT (NC #4552) , NCBTMB Provider #451901-12

 

Registration Costs

AMTA Member: $96.00
Non-AMTA Member: $192.00

 

 

Participants Need to Bring:

Massage Table
Set of Sheets
Face Cradle Cove
Lotion or Oil
Blanket – if you tend to get cold
Wear Loose Comfortable Layered Clothing

 

Presenter Bio:

Melissa Cope has been a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and an AMTA Member since 1999. She has held massage licenses in Connecticut, New York and North Carolina and also practiced in Illinois. Her massage career includes 18 years of private practice, 8 years at the Grove Park Inn Spa and 5 years at Massage Envy.

Melissa has been developing and teaching massage CE courses since 2006. Her courses include Easy Deep Tissue, Getting Specific: Hip & Shoulder Girdles, Massage for TMJ Dysfunction, Light Touch Techniques for Headaches & Migraines and Ethics. At the heart of her teaching is the belief that you can work smarter, not harder and that often less is more. As a vertically challenged person she has perfected ways to use her body wisely to avoid injury and prolong her career and this is what she shares with other therapists in her coursework. For more information: www.AshevilleMassageTherapy.NET.

 

Research – Engaging Clients and Getting Results with Better Connections and Communications | Felicia Brown | 3 CE | Greensboro NC | @ Kneaded Energy
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Class Description

The terms “research-based” and “evidence-based” have become buzz words for continuing education and treatments alike. In fact, many schools and conferences only want to offer classes on modalities that have been “proven” to work by organized research studies. While it is an amazing development that research has been done to verify the results massage therapists had been seeing for decades if not centuries before any research was available, it is important for therapists to also learn to rely on their own skills, senses and connection with their clients. For even the most highly researched treatments are more likely to be accepted by clients if the therapist using them is connected to and compassionate with the person on their table. Students will learn to ask better questions, give better answers and listen at a deeper level. By taking the time to do their own client-based research before, during and after the session, better outcomes are assured for all.

 

CE Hours:  3

Date:   July 13, 2019

Location: Kneaded Energy; 321 W Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27408, USA

Registration Time:  12:30 pm

Class Time:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Speaker:  Felicia Brown, LMBT

 

Registration Costs

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

 

Participants Need to Bring:

  • Pen and Paper for taking notes

 

Presenter Bio:

Felicia Brown, LMBT is the owner of Spalutions, (www.spalutions.com) a firm which provides business and  marketing coaching and consulting for massage, spa and wellness professionals. She is passionate about inspiring others  to become successful in all of their endeavors. With appearances at many national and international conferences in  the massage, spa and wellness industries, Felicia has become a sought-after speaker and educator. She is the author of six books and has written for many trade publications. Periodically, Felicia also works as an Expert Witness in cases related to the massage and spa industries. Felicia is also a licensed massage therapist as well as the owner of A to Zen Massage, an award-winning wellness spa in Greensboro, NC.

 

 

Jul
14
Sun
SMART Marketing with Social Media | Felicia Brown | 3 CE | Greensboro NC | @ Kneaded Energy
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Class Description

Social media is the topic of the decade. It is SO popular with consumers and businesses – any business that fails to get on board with it is going to fall behind the rest of the pack. Take the next steps and get your salon, spa, medical spa, or wellness business out front in of your competition with this information-packed session. In short, this class will teach you how to grow your business, make more money, increase your professional network and market yourself and/or your business effectively and more affordably with social media. It’s time to get social!

 

CE Hours:  3

Date:   July 14, 2019

Location: Kneaded Energy; 321 W Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27408, USA

Registration Time: 8:30 am

Class Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Speaker:  Felicia Brown, LMBT

 

Registration Costs

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

 

Participants Need to Bring:

  • Pen and Paper for taking notes

 

Presenter Bio:

Felicia Brown, LMBT is the owner of Spalutions, (www.spalutions.com) a firm which provides business and  marketing coaching and consulting for massage, spa and wellness professionals. She is passionate about inspiring others  to become successful in all of their endeavors. With appearances at many national and international conferences in  the massage, spa and wellness industries, Felicia has become a sought-after speaker and educator. She is the author of six books and has written for many trade publications. Periodically, Felicia also works as an Expert Witness in cases related to the massage and spa industries. Felicia is also a licensed massage therapist as well as the owner of A to Zen Massage, an award-winning wellness spa in Greensboro, NC.

 

Using SOAP Notes to Increase Client Trust, Loyalty, Results… and Profits | Felicia Brown | 3 CE | Greensboro NC | @ Kneaded Energy
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Class Description

SOAP notes are often thought of by massage therapists and bodyworkers as a necessary evil, a tedious requirement of their state board, boss or insurance company, and a worthless hassle. But what if these documents could provide a way to create improved the results seen by your clients as well as their feelings of trust and loyalty? What if these tools actually helped your business to be more stable and profitable along the way?

Join Massage Business & Marketing Coach Felicia Brown, LMBT, for an insightful view into utilizing SOAP notes to create better results, increased loyalty and more income. During this three hour class, Felicia will teach attendees what questions to ask and actions to take to make SOAP notes more effective for clients and practitioners alike.

 

CE Hours:  3

Date:   July 14, 2019

Location: Kneaded Energy; 321 W Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27408, USA

Registration Time: 12:30 pm

Class Time:  1:00  – 4:00 pm

Speaker:  Felicia Brown, LMBT

 

Registration Costs

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

 

Participants Need to Bring:

  • Pen and Paper for taking notes

 

Presenter Bio:

Felicia Brown, LMBT is the owner of Spalutions, (www.spalutions.com) a firm which provides business and  marketing coaching and consulting for massage, spa and wellness professionals. She is passionate about inspiring others  to become successful in all of their endeavors. With appearances at many national and international conferences in  the massage, spa and wellness industries, Felicia has become a sought-after speaker and educator. She is the author of six books and has written for many trade publications. Periodically, Felicia also works as an Expert Witness in cases related to the massage and spa industries. Felicia is also a licensed massage therapist as well as the owner of A to Zen Massage, an award-winning wellness spa in Greensboro, NC.

 

 

Sep
8
Sun
AMTA NC Board Conference Call
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a Face to Face AMTA-NC BOD meeting

Oct
24
Thu
AMTA 2019 National Convention in Indianapolis
Oct 24 – Oct 26 all-day

NATIONAL CONVENTION

AMTA 2019 National Convention

October 24-26 | Indianapolis, IN

Check back in spring 2019 for registration information for the AMTA 2019 National Convention.

 

 

 

 


2018 Fall Convention

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

Classes

CHAIR MASSAGE FOR CAREER LONGEVITY

$144 Members, $200 Non Members

Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

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.

ETHICS: HEAD, HANDS & HEART

$54 Members, $75 Non Members

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Eastern Time)
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.

Introduction to Advanced Kinesiology

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

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist

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

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Hip, Knee and Ankle

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

Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Cervical Spine

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

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

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

Natural Healing Remedies for the Head, Neck and Sinus using Reflexology

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

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

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

Compassionate Bodywork for Death and Dying

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

Ethics of Information

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

The Adventures of Captain Scapula

$72 Members, $100 Non Members

Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

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.

 

 

 

Spring 2018 Spring Conference

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