Events

Jul
21
Sat
Work Easy with CoreStones | Susan Juczak | 7 CE Hours | Columbus, NC @ Steps to Hope Inc.
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
In this comprehensive training you will learn techniques, using stones, which will enhance your massage therapy sessions.

Western Unit Meeting – Work Easy with CoreStones

Class Description

In this comprehensive training you will learn techniques, using stones, which will enhance your massage therapy sessions.  This course will focus on the back, neck, face and arms.  Proper body mechanics are an integral part of this course and you will learn how to incorporate stones into your massage without compromising your wrists and hands.  The contraindications /considerations of hot stone massage will be reviewed and we will discuss ways to alter sessions to accommodate certain conditions.  You will learn how to heat or cool stones to the proper temperature to achieve our desired therapeutic outcome: deep muscle relief without causing tissue trauma and learn how to sanitize your stones for client safety.  Stone massage can save your hands and extend your career – you will be working with more ease and less strain!

 

CE Hours: 7

Registration Time: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Topic: Bodywork

Title: Work Easy with CoreStones

Speaker: Susan Juczak

Speaker Certifications: NC LMBT #2227, NCTMB Provider #451806-11

 

Registration Costs
AMTA Member: $56.00
Non-AMTA Member: $112.00

Need to Bring:

  • Massage table
  • Massage Oil
  • Linens

Speaker Biography

Susan Juczak

Susan began studying Massage at Kripalu Center for Holistic Health in 1982. She continued her journey by attending The Swedish Massage Institute and is licensed in NY and NC. She has many years’ experience working with physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and other health care practitioners.

Jul
28
Sat
Aromatherapy Level 6: Deepening the Level of Understanding & Professionalism | Cynthia Loving | 14 CE Hours | Triad Unit | Greensboro, NC @ Loving Scents
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm

Triad Unit Meeting – Aromatherapy Level 6: Deepening the Level of Understanding & Professionalism

Class Description

Now is the time to bring it all together.  In this level we will recap and blend the information from the previous classes, share essential oil research, review case studies, discuss continuing educational groups and share the celebration of commencement – the act of beginning.

(Levels 1-5 are prerequisites to this class)

PLEASE DO NOT WEAR PERFUME, COLOGNE OR ANY PRODUCT WITH LOUD FRAGRANT SMELLS

 

CE Hours: 14

Registration Time: 8:30 AM

Topic: Aromatherapy

Title: Level 6 Aromatherapy:  Deepening the Level of Understanding & Professionalism

Speaker: Cynthia Loving

Speaker Certifications: NC LMBT #1397

 

Registration Costs
AMTA Member: $142.00
Non-AMTA Member: $254.00

REGISTRATION ENDS ON:  Saturday, July 21, 2018 (or sooner if class is full)

Lunch:

This class will break for one hour each day for lunch

 

Need to Bring:

  • Materials for taking notes

Speaker Biography

Cynthia Loving

Cynthia J. Loving is owner of LovingScents, an international instructor in Clinical Aromatherapy and a Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist (NC1397) with a private practice in Greensboro, North Carolina specializing in integrative therapies.

She was first introduced to Aromatherapy in the mid 1980’s. She graduated into advanced studies with master practitioners from around the globe in 1990, and has been teaching this modality since 1995.

Cynthia has and continues to serve as an Aromatherapy instructor and consultant to businesses, hospitals, long term care facilities, a wide range of health care providers, educators, spiritual leaders and lay persons.

 

Aug
8
Wed
AMTA 2018 National Convention @ Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Aug 8 @ 11:00 am – Aug 11 @ 12:30 pm
Aug
11
Sat
Advanced Kinesiology & Anatomy: Head to Tail for Lumbar Spine & Hips and Head | Candy Cain Fleming | 16 CE hours | Greensboro, NC @ Kneaded Energy
Aug 11 @ 8:30 am – Aug 12 @ 5:30 pm

Class Description

Using lecture, basic movements and stretching, this class will build on current knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and nerve innervation. Therapists will gain a better knowledge as to using movement as an assessment tool.

Class Objectives:  This 16-hour class will provide each massage therapist with:

  1. Better understanding of how Kinesiology and movement can be used as an assessment tool.
  2. Demonstrate the knowledge of planes of movement, directions/positions of the body, and movements of the body.
  3. Identify the agonist and antagonist in each section of the body.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of and identify origins, insertions, and actions for all muscle groups and nerves associated.

 

Class Outcomes:

  1. Each therapist will have the ability to use movement as assessment tool.
  2. Each therapist will increase ability to work with the body agonist vs. antagonist.

 

Class Focuses:

  1. Day 1 Pelvis and Thigh, Spine and Thorax
  2. Day 2 Neck and Face, Shoulder and Arm

 

CE Hours: 16

Registration Time: 8:00m

Topic: Advanced Kinesiology

Title: Advanced Kinesiology & Anatomy: Head to Tail for the Lumbar Spine & Hips and Head

Speaker: Candy Cain Fleming

Speaker Certifications: LMBT #5963

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:

  • Wear clothing that will allow for stretching
  • Optional:  Yoga Mat, Blanket or Pillows for comfort

Speaker Biography

Candy Cain Fleming

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.

 

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.

 

Sep
29
Sat
AMTA-NC 2018 Fall Conference @ Crystal Coast Civic Center
Sep 29 @ 7:30 am – Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm

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