Units

Apr
19
Fri
Community Service Massage Team (CSMT) – Responder Training | Deborah Wade | 7 CE Hours | Charlotte, NC @ The Pink House
Apr 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Community Service Massage Team (CSMT) – Responder Training

Training:

  • Date:  Friday, April 19, 2019
  • Location:  The Pink House; 1607 E Morehead St; Charlotte, NC 28207
  • Presenter:  Deborah Wade
  • 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  |  Non-AMTA Members $175.00

 

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 Friday, April 19, 2019 (Followed by the Team Leader Training on Saturday, April 20, 2019 – 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 Saturday, April 20, 2019.

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

Apr
20
Sat
Community Service Massage Team (CSMT) – Team Leader Training | Deborah Wade | 7 CE Hours | Charlotte, NC
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Community Service Massage Team (CSMT) – Team Leader Training

Training:

  • Date:  Saturday, April 20, 2019
  • Location: The Pink House; 1607 E Morehead St; Charlotte, NC 28207
  • Presenter:  Deborah Wade
  • 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  |  Non-AMTA Members $175.00

 

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 Saturday, April 20, 2019 (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 (Friday, April 19, 2019) followed by the Team Leader Training on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

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

 

Apr
27
Sat
Wise Woman Menopause Massage | Claire Marie Miller | 14 CE | Waxhaw, NC @ Waxhaw NC
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Gentle belly massage with castor oil packs to improve digestion.
  • Hair and scalp rejuvenation massage.
  • Facial massage to hydrate the tissue and reduce winkles.
  • Psoas focus to work the kidney and bladder for the winter meridian element.
  • Reflexology points for organ and hormonal stimulation.
  • Deep effleurage of the posterior body to complete the session with a soothing and relaxing effect.

YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:

  • Massage Table
  • 1 set of sheets (you are the one using them may use 2 days in a row)3 pillows
  • 1 small towel
  • Castor oil
  • Hot water bottle or other heat source
  • 1 flannel pillowcase or cloth that can be folded over 2-4 times for castor oil pack (for sale in class with kit: $25).

 

REGISTRATION:

AMTA Member:  $112

Non AMTA Member:  $224

 

 

May
4
Sat
Community Service Massage Team (CSMT) – Responder Training | Deborah Wade | 7 CE Hours | Greensboro, NC
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Community Service Massage Team (CSMT) – Responder Training

Training:

  • Date:  Saturday, May 4, 2019
  • Location:   Botanically Rooted Aromatherapy: 1024 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC  27403
  • Presenter:  Deborah Wade
  • 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  |  Non-AMTA Members $175.00

 

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, May 4, 2019 (Followed by the Team Leader Training on Sunday, May 5, 2019 – 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, May 5, 2019.

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

 

May
5
Sun
Community Service Massage Team (CSMT) – Team Leader Training | Deborah Wade | 7 CE Hours | Greensboro, NC
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Community Service Massage Team (CSMT) – Team Leader Training

Training:

  • Date:  Sunday, May 5, 2019
  • Location:  Greensboro, NC – Exact Location to be determined
  • Presenter:  Deborah Wade
  • 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  |  Non-AMTA Members $175.00

 

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, May 5, 2019 (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, May 4, 2019) followed by the Team Leader Training on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

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

 

May
18
Sat
Lomi Lomi | Naomi Baker | 14 CE | Greensboro, NC @ Kneaded Energy
May 18 @ 9:00 am – May 19 @ 5:00 pm

 

Class Description

Lomi Lomi, the sacred massage and bodywork of the indigenous people of Hawaii, connects breath, spirit, mind and body into a flowing full-body massage experience that allows the practitioner to incorporate a variety of skill-sets and techniques into a single session. Deep relaxation, focused breath work and flowing movements allow the client to “let go” and receive this transformative work.

CE Hours:  14

Date:   May 18-19, 2019

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

Registration Time: 8:30 am

Class Time:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Speaker: Naomi Baker, NC LMBT #11372

 

Registration Costs

AMTA Member: $112.00
Non-AMTA Member: $224.00

 

Participants Need to Bring:

  • Massage Table
  • Set of Sheets
  • Drape/Towel
  • Wear comfortable clothing such as yoga pants and tee shirt

 

Presenter Bio:

Naomi Baker, LMBT 11372 is a licensed massage and bodywork therapist residing in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is a 2011 Honors graduate of the Diploma Therapeutic Massage Program of Forsyth Technical Community College.  As a “professional” student, Naomi has accumulated more than 300 hours of exceptional continuing education since 2011. Out of all those hours, she credits Lomi Lomi training as the most influential for her, both professionally and personally. Regardless of modality, Naomi brings the heart of Lomi Lomi to each bodywork session and to the classroom.

 

Jun
8
Sat
Paranasal Sinus Drainage | Sandy Mason | 4 CE | Greensboro, NC @ Kneaded Energy
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Class Description

This course provides hands-on instruction of innovative techniques derived from a wide variety of bodywork traditions – including lymphatic drainage, acupressure, myofascial release, Thai and energetic modalities – for application to the release of blockages in the paranasal sinus cavities.  Embellished with relevant theory, handouts, anatomy and physiology, this seminar adds the ability to offer relief to clients suffering from a vast variety of sinus ailments to the existing skills of practicing bodyworkers and massage therapists.

CE Hours:  4

Date:   June 8, 2019

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

Registration Time: 7:30 am

Class Time:  8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Speaker: Sandy Mason, BA, LMBT, LMT, BCTMB

 

Registration Costs

AMTA Member: $32.00
Non-AMTA Member: $64.00

 

Participants Need to Bring:

  • Massage Table
  • Set of Sheets
  • Blanket
  • Bolster

 

Presenter Bio:

Sandy Mason has been a massage therapy instructor for over 16 years.  She is currently Clinical Education Coordinator and full-time Instructor at Forsyth Technical Community College in North Carolina, in both the entry-level and Associate Degree Therapeutic Massage Programs. Sandy is a NCBTMB Approved Provider and has presented classes for many AMTA-NC Units over the years, as well as the 2014 AMTA National Convention in Denver. Her passion for elevating educational standards for our profession is evident in her active roles in the AFMTE (Alliance for Massage Therapy Education) where she has helped to develop Teaching Standards for the industry, and currently serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer. Sandy has most recently become one of the first 9 educators to receive official Teacher Certification status from The Alliance. She has been a textbook reviewer, contributing author and subject matter expert for exam development in the profession, and runs a private practice in Winston-Salem.

 

Jun
9
Sun
Research & Aromatherapy: Essential Oils and Pregnancy | Kimberly Seymour | 8 CE | Greensboro NC | @ Botanically Rooted
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

1. Define the term Aromatherapy
2. Recognize safety concerns using essential oils with pregnancy, new moms and newborns
3. Address specific concerns with each trimester of pregnancy using essential oils
4. Address specific concerns with new moms and newborns using essential oils
5. List at least 6 safe methods of use for each area

At the end of the class, there will be a review of extra recipes, resources for materials needed to create
blending projects, resources for further education, as well as books to add to your library.

 

Registration Opening Soon

Save Your Hands! | Tina Hopkins | 6 CE | Clayton NC | @ The Retreat on Horne
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Date:                  June 9, 2019

Time:                 10am-5pm (w/ 1 hour for lunch)
CE:                     6
Instructor:       Tina Hopkins

Location:          The Retreat on Horne, 313 E Home Street. Clayton NC

 

Description:

Learn hands-on, practical techniques and tips to reduce fatigue and discomfort, prevent musculoskeletal injury, and extend your career. Attendees learn to reduce the physical demands of their work on their own bodies while still providing a thorough hands-on treatment to their clients. Combining lecture and discussion with fun, innovative activities and plenty of hands-on practice, the workshops are taught in an informal style that encourages active participation. Attendees come away from the workshop with an excellent overview of ergonomics and injury prevention principles, and a self-care action plan including changes they will make to their practice based on what they have learned.

 

Bring:

Massage Table
Set of Linens
Lotion/Creme

 

Jun
14
Fri
Foundations of Manual Lymph Drainage: Lymph Tour USA | Lisa DiFalco | 12 CE | Waxhaw, NC @ Jackson Volunteer Fire Department
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – Jun 15 @ 4:30 pm

REGISTRATION:      8:30 am

CLASS TIME:             9:00 am – 4:30 pm (Friday & Saturday)

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

HISTORY
A comprehensive must have course for professionals introducing them to the history of MLD and it’s Founder, Dr. Emil Vodder and subsequent spread to the United States through Dr. Robert Lerner and his LTS Clinics. A&P

INTERACTIVE
The Tour continues with an introduction to the Anatomy & Physiology of the Lymph System in a fun and interactive format.

HANDS ON LAB
The hands-on lab instructs on how to perform a 50 minute full body basic protocol, which is the number one most requested protocols by referring physicians in the U.S today.

RESEARCH & DIDACTICS
Next, the class will have an overview of pathophysiology, research, indications & contraindications complete with photos of case studies from the LTS Clinic.

HANDS ON LAB (Assessments, Compression & Lymphosize)
We Will conclude the tour with assessment tools and follow-up care introducing the latest in lymph compression wear and lymphosize exercises made popular by professional athletes.

 

YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:

Massage Table
1 set of sheets
1 small towel

 

REGISTRATION FEE:

AMTA Member:  $96

Non AMTA Member:  $192

 

Presenter:   Lisa DiFalco: NCBTMB #450512-07

 

 

 

 

 

UNIT INFORMATION:

UNITS:  The state of North Carolina divided up into 6 small geographical areas (by counties) to provide low-cost, continuing education & networking opportunities at a local/close- to-home locale.  It is the goal of AMTA-NC  to subdivide these 6 units again & have 12 units throughout the state thereby doubling the opportunities for CE’s and saving time & money in travel.  To achieve this we need more coordinators. Please consider helping your AMTA-NC Chapter & membership by volunteering as a Unit Coordinator.

Units generally have two local meetings a year; That is 12 local meetings through-out the state for our members continuing education needs. Unit meetings are usually 3 – 6 hours of Continuing Education Credits with an Ethics classes offered every other year.

 

Currently Looking for a Unit Coordinator for the North East Unit!

For more information: contact your Unit Coordinator

Following is a county breakdown:

 


Western Unit Coordinator

Emily Nichols

Western Unit

Allegheny
Ashe
Avery
Buncombe
Burke
Caldwell
Cherokee
Clay
Graham
Haywood
Henderson
Jackson
Macon
Madison
McDowell
Mitchell
Polk
Rutherford
Swain
Transylvania
Watauga
Yancey
Piedmont Unit Coordinator

Lisa Castellano

Piedmont Unit

Anson
Cabarrus
Catawba
Cleveland
Gaston
Iredell
Lincoln
Mecklenburg
Montgomery
Richmond
Stanly
Union
Triad Unit Coordinator

T.A.G. Woods

The first time I heard about AMTA was while studying at Body Therapy Institute. I became a student member and later a professional member.  I joined mainly for the liability insurance coverage. I enjoyed glancing through the Hands-On® newsletter and reading mtj® that all AMTA members receive.

It was years later that I began utilizing some of the other membership benefits, attending AMTA-NC conventions, reading and sharing research and position statements. At an AMTA-NC Convention in Raleigh, Ed Sansbury awarded me a 10 year member gift. I thought that was really nice and I was touched that an organization as large as AMTA would recognize and appreciate a member like me.

More years past and during the AMTA-NC Convention in 2011 I attended a volunteers’ luncheon. I was volunteered to volunteer as Triad Unit Coordinator. That “what just happened” moment was the beginning of my truly understanding the many, many benefits of AMTA that are available to all our members. I am grateful to that person who volunteered me.

As an AMTA-NC volunteer I receive email communications from our BOD, attend meetings and conference calls. As I get to know our BOD I witness their passion and commitment to the AMTA mission statement,“To serve AMTA members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy.” These remarkable women and men carry those words in their hearts and live their lives accordingly.

Two of my passions are learning and teaching. The primary responsibility of Unit Coordinators is to organize local continuing education for the unit’s members.  It is a joy to talk, meet and work with many extraordinary teachers, especially those who call NC home. I attended my first Unit CE class as part of the training for Unit Coordinator. I cannot believe that I had never taken advantage of this great benefit of affordable, local Unit CE’s! I hope you will join us and utilize this AMTA benefit.

I was graced to have been awarded a scholarship for the 2012 AMTA National Convention in Raleigh, NC as an extremely generous thank you for the work I have performed as Triad Unit Coordinator. It was an excellent opportunity to meet our AMTA National leaders and those from various Chapters throughout the US as well as the Massage Therapy Foundation leaders. They are heart-centered professionals working tirelessly “to serve AMTA members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy.”

Triad Unit

Alamance
Alexander
Caswell
Davidson
Davie
Forsyth
Guilford
Randolph
Rockingham
Rowan
Stokes
Surry
Wilkes
Yadkin
Triangle Unit Coordinator

William Dickinson

Triangle Unit

Chatham
Durham
Franklin
Granville
Harnett
Johnston
Lee
Moore
Orange
Person
Vance
Wake
Warren
Northeast Unit Coordinator

Autumn Henderson

Northeast Unit

Beaufort
Bertie
Camden
Chowan
Currituck
Dare
Edgecombe
Gates
Halifax
Hyde
Martin
Nash
Northampton
Pasquotank
Perquimans
Pitt
Tyrrell
Washington
Wilson
Southeast Unit Coordinator

Lori Ann Gallant

Southeast Unit

Bladen
Brunswick
Carteret
Columbus
Craven
Cumberland
Duplin
Greene
Hoke
Jones
Lenoir
New Hanover
Onslow
Pamlico
Pender
Roberson
Sampson
Scotland
Wayne