Regional Education

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
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

 

Research & Aromatherapy: Essential Oils and Pregnancy | Kimberly Seymour | 8 CE | Greensboro NC | @ Botanically Rooted
Jun 9 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 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.

 

CE Hours:    8

Date:    June 9, 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:     Kimberly S Seymour, Clinical Aromatherapist

 

Registration Costs – (Includes a $21 Supply fee from Botanically Rooted)

AMTA Member: $85.00
Non-AMTA Member: $149.00

 

Participants Need to Bring:

Pen and Paper for taking notes

 

 

Jun
10
Mon
AMTA NC Board Meeting
Jun 10 @ 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

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

 

 

 

 

Jun
20
Thu
NC BMBT Meeting @ Well Fargo Capitol Center 13th Floor
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am

Board meetings are held in downtown Raleigh, one block south of the State Capital. Click the Board Contact link for specific directions to the meeting location. Meetings typically begin at 10:00am and are open to the public, pursuant to the North Carolina Open Meetings Law.

There is generally a 15-minute public comment period* at each meeting, at the Board’s discretion.

Any individual or group who wishes to address the Board shall make a request to the Board office to be placed on the agenda.  Such request shall be made in writing and must be received at least 14 days prior to a regular meeting of the Board.  The chair will determine whether the item will be placed on the agenda.  The individual or group shall be notified at least three working days in advance of the meeting whether the item will be on the agenda.

All Meetings are held on Thursday, unless otherwise noted.

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.

 

 

 

Regional Education INFORMATION:

Regional Education:  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 regions again & have 12 regions 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 Regional Education Coordinator.

Regional Education 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 Regional Education Coordinator for the South East Region!

For more information: contact your Regional Education Coordinator

Following is a county breakdown:

 


Western Regional Education Coordinator

Emily Nichols

Emily has been a LMBT for 5 years and a member of AMTA for 3 years. She started volunteering to help bring CEs and networking to her area. Emily graduated from Isothermal Community College and has a passion for helping her clients with all the techniques that she has learned over the years. Emily also loves gardening, beekeeping, and tending to her farm animals which consist of chickens and goats.

 

Western Region

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

Lisa Castellano

Lisa has been a LMBT for the past 30 years both in NC and NJ where she volunteered for AMTA-NJ and continues her volunteer career in NC. Her practice focuses on individualized experiences for each client where she uses her tool box of knowledge to help every client work towards becoming pain free. Lisa has been married for over 25 years and has four beautiful children. In her personal time she has a love for photography and uses all the extra wall space in her office as her own personal gallery.

Piedmont Region

Anson
Cabarrus
Catawba
Cleveland
Gaston
Iredell
Lincoln
Mecklenburg
Montgomery
Richmond
Stanly
Union
Triad Regional Education 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 Region

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

William Dickinson

William has been a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist since 2013 and has been a member of AMTA since he was first licensed, volunteering in various roles with the North Carolina Chapter.

Currently, he serves the Triangle Unit as a Unit Coordinator, arranging low-cost, local, CE classes for the greater Raleigh-Durham area.

In his own practice, William’s specializes in working with chronic pain conditions, such as Fibromyalgia and TMJD, and has a particular affinity for upper-body work. He also enjoys providing specialized prenatal massage for pregnant clients.

“I joined AMTA specifically for the fact that there was a local Chapter, which afforded opportunities for networking, education, and volunteering in the community. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a member of AMTA NC and the connections and friendships made as a result.”

Triangle Region

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

Autumn Henderson

Autumn has been a LMBT for 3 years and became a member of AMTA while in school. She owns her own practice called Southern Healing, which is located in Elizabeth City. She opened southern Healing because every where else she worked she was unable to stay true to herself. She believes in wellness, and that our body’s can heal themselves if given the proper tools. She tries to promote natural options. She is a mother of 7 wonderful little spiritual beings and her husband is a full time paramedic. They live on a urban farm in Elizabeth City. She has several degrees and is currently working on her masters in alternative medicine. She will soon be working on her doctorate in Chinese Medicine, acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Northeast Region

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

Interim RE Coordinator

Rachel mann

Rachel Mann is helping out in the Southeast region to bring CEs to the area. If you are interested in volunteering and becoming the Southeast Regional Education Coordinator please contact Sandra York @ sandrayork.amta@gmail.com

 

Southeast Region

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