Regional Education

Aug
7
Wed
Foundations of Manual Lymph Drainage: Lymph Tour USA | Lisa DiFalco | 8 CE | Waxhaw, NC | (Part of Certification Series) @ Jackson Volunteer Fire Department
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Registration Closed For:

  1. Boca Lymphlift of the Face | 7 CE | August 8
  2. Advanced European Manual Lymph Drainage Bandaging | 7 CE | August 11

You may still register for the three remaining classes until they are full…only a few spots remaining

 

Manual Lymph Drainage Certification Series ($1300 Value)

Total Cost for Four Certification Classes:
AMTA Member rate: $435
Non-AMTA Member rate: $725
Presenter: ​ ​Lisa ​DiFalco: ​ ​NCBTMB ​#450512-07

(NOTE:  You many take one single class without taking others but to receive Certification, you must take All 4 classes)

  1. Foundations of Manual Lymph Drainage: Lymph Tour USA | 8 CE | August 7
  2. Boca Lymphlift of the Face | 7 CE | August 8
  3. Mommy & Me Manual Lymph Drainage | 7 CE | August 9
  4. Manual Lymph Drainage: Sports Clinical Practicum | 7 CE | August 10

 

Advanced Manual Lymph Drainage Class

(NOTE Prerequisite: Must take all above 4 MLD Certification Series CE Classes to take this class)

  1. Advanced European Manual Lymph Drainage Bandaging | 7 CE | August 11

 

Foundations of Manual Lymph Drainage: Lymph Tour USA | 8 CE | August 7

REGISTRATION:      8:30 am

CLASS TIME:             9:00 am – 5:30 pm

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

HISTORY
A comprehensive must have course for professionals introducing them to the history of MLD and its 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 protocol 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:  $120

Non AMTA Member:  $200

 

Presenter:   Lisa DiFalco: NCBTMB #450512-07

Click Here to Register

 

 

 

Aug
8
Thu
Boca Lymphlift of the Face | Lisa DiFalco | 7 CE | Waxhaw, NC | (Part of Certification Series) @ Jackson Volunteer Fire Department
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Registration Closed For:

  1. Boca Lymphlift of the Face | 7 CE | August 8
  2. Advanced European Manual Lymph Drainage Bandaging | 7 CE | August 11

You may still register for the three remaining classes until they are full…only a few spots remaining

 

Manual Lymph Drainage Certification Series ($1300 Value)

Total Cost for Four Certification Classes:
AMTA Member rate: $435
Non-AMTA Member rate: $725
Presenter: ​ ​Lisa ​DiFalco: ​ ​NCBTMB ​#450512-07

(NOTE:  You many take one single class without taking others but to receive Certification, you must take All 4 classes)

  1. Foundations of Manual Lymph Drainage: Lymph Tour USA | 8 CE | August 7
  2. Boca Lymphlift of the Face | 7 CE | August 8
  3. Mommy & Me Manual Lymph Drainage | 7 CE | August 9
  4. Manual Lymph Drainage: Sports Clinical Practicum | 7 CE | August 10

 

Advanced Manual Lymph Drainage Class

(NOTE Prerequisite: Must take all above 4 MLD Certification Series CE Classes to take this class)

  1. Advanced European Manual Lymph Drainage Bandaging | 7 CE | August 11

 

BOCA LYMPHLIFT OF THE FACE | 7 CE | AUGUST 8

REGISTRATION:     8:30 am
CLASS TIME:            9:00 am – 4:30 pm

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

Learn how to release the Fountain of youth within by tapping into the body’s natural healing reservoir through the gentle strokes of MLD for the ultimate in anti-aging.

Developed by Dr. Vodder and used for treating sinusitis and other inflammatory disorders, MLD was discovered to hold beauty benefits covering everything from acne to rosacea. Board Approved Plastic Surgeons also recommend this anti-aging tool in conjunction with other non-invasive procedures.

Today, research has revealed the lymph system is an underlying player in diseases of the central nervous system; such as M.S., Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s & Concussions.

Ground breaking research has put MLD on the A-list of celebrities, models and pro-athletes suffering post-concussion syndrome we treat utilizing these protocols

This course covers:
*History of MLD
*Indications of MLD for Beauty
*Indications of MLD for CNS related conditions
*15 minute add on service currently used in many of America’s top Spa’s
*50-minute protocol for alopecia, bell’s palsy, skin conditions and much more.
*Interactive A&P of the Head, Neck & Face
*The lymph-skin connection
*Ground breaking research & resources for marketing

What to Bring?
Table, Face Cradle, Linens, loose fitting clothes, hand sanitizer, towel, sweater, shorts, tank top, small bottle of bubbles

 

REGISTRATION FEE:

AMTA Member:  $105

Non AMTA Member:  $175

 

Presenter: Lisa DiFalco: NCBTMB #450512-07

 

 

 

 

 

Aug
9
Fri
Mommy & Me Manual Lymph Drainage | Lisa DiFalco | 7 CE | Waxhaw, NC | (Part of Certification Series) @ Jackson Volunteer Fire Department
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Registration Closed For:

  1. Boca Lymphlift of the Face | 7 CE | August 8
  2. Advanced European Manual Lymph Drainage Bandaging | 7 CE | August 11

You may still register for the three remaining classes until they are full…only a few spots remaining

 

Manual Lymph Drainage Certification Series ($1300 Value)

Total Cost for Four Certification Classes:
AMTA Member rate: $435
Non-AMTA Member rate: $725
Presenter: ​ ​Lisa ​DiFalco: ​ ​NCBTMB ​#450512-07

(NOTE:  You many take one single class without taking others but to receive Certification, you must take All 4 classes)

  1. Foundations of Manual Lymph Drainage: Lymph Tour USA | 8 CE | August 7
  2. Boca Lymphlift of the Face | 7 CE | August 8
  3. Mommy & Me Manual Lymph Drainage | 7 CE | August 9
  4. Manual Lymph Drainage: Sports Clinical Practicum | 7 CE | August 10

 

Advanced Manual Lymph Drainage Class

(NOTE Prerequisite: Must take all above 4 MLD Certification Series CE Classes to take this class)

  1. Advanced European Manual Lymph Drainage Bandaging | 7 CE | August 11

 

MOMMY & ME MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE | 7 CE | AUGUST 9

REGISTRATION:      8:30 am
CLASS TIME:             9:00 am – 4:30 pm

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

This course begins with exploration of the deep lymph system and the effects of pregnancy. You will learn, understand and receive answers to common questions:

1. Why do legs and feet swell during pregnancy?
2. Does edema have any impact on the veins?
3. What does the lymph system have to do with stretch marks?
4. Why do I have a “kangaroo pouch” about my C-section scar?
5. Why do children heal more quickly than adults?
6. What can I do to ensure my child is lymphatically healthy?

Learn how MLD can benefit mother-to-be:

*Early family planning stages
*Maintain her health through the pregnancy
*Post-delivery benefits to both mother and child.

Proper positioning for delivery of the hands-on protocol taught in lab is not only useful for pregnancy but for clients with special needs, recent surgeries or are extremely fragile.

After delivery, the focus is on early childhood development of the lymph system and the foundational building blocks for a life of good health. Discover what lymphangiomotorical challenges there are for today’s children and how lymphatic research is creating a societal shift toward wellness and what we hope will be a “new normal.”

Research from the Touch Research Institute and documentation utilized at LTS Clinic Ft. Lauderdale are covered for practice building within the medical community.

What to Bring:
Table, Face Cradle, Linens, loose fitting clothes, hand sanitizer, towel, sweater, shorts, tank top, long pillow

 

REGISTRATION FEE:

AMTA Member:  $105

Non AMTA Member:  $175

 

Presenter: Lisa DiFalco: NCBTMB #450512-07

Click Here to Register

 

 

 

 

Aug
10
Sat
Manual Lymph Drainage: Sports Clinical Practicum | Lisa DiFalco | 7 CE | Waxhaw, NC | (Part of Certification Series) @ Jackson Volunteer Fire Department
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Registration Closed For:

  1. Boca Lymphlift of the Face | 7 CE | August 8
  2. Advanced European Manual Lymph Drainage Bandaging | 7 CE | August 11

You may still register for the three remaining classes until they are full…only a few spots remaining

 

Manual Lymph Drainage Certification Series ($1300 Value)

Total Cost for Four Certification Classes:
AMTA Member rate: $435
Non-AMTA Member rate: $725
Presenter: ​ ​Lisa ​DiFalco: ​ ​NCBTMB ​#450512-07

(NOTE:  You many take one single class without taking others but to receive Certification, you must take All 4 classes)

  1. Foundations of Manual Lymph Drainage: Lymph Tour USA | 8 CE | August 7
  2. Boca Lymphlift of the Face | 7 CE | August 8
  3. Mommy & Me Manual Lymph Drainage | 7 CE | August 9
  4. Manual Lymph Drainage: Sports Clinical Practicum | 7 CE | August 10

 

Advanced Manual Lymph Drainage Class

(NOTE Prerequisite: Must take all above 4 MLD Certification Series CE Classes to take this class)

  1. Advanced European Manual Lymph Drainage Bandaging | 7 CE | August 11

 

MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE: SPORTS CLINICAL PRACTICUM | 7 CE | AUGUST 10

REGISTRATION:     8:30 am
CLASS TIME:            9:00 am – 4:30 pm

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

The University of Virginia’s discovery of lymph in the brain (June 2015) has led to significant research having a major impact on professional sports injuries and concussion protocols.

You will hear testimonial from our Advisory Board member and former NFL Player utilizing MLD Institute Int’l’s protocol at the clinic he and his wife own performing MLD for pro sports athletic recovery.

This course focuses on the “practical” application of MLD allowing participants to experience the LTS Clinic setting right on the campus. MLD for athletes involves:

*Rigorous documentation,
*Standardized measuring protocols used for research taught in this course.
*Manual lymph drainage on a timed schedule
*Self-care with “medical grade” compression wear

–To deliver a complete package, you will become the complete package.

*There will also be a review for the practical and written test.

What to Bring?
Table, Face Cradle, Linens, loose fitting clothes, hand sanitizer, towel, sweater, shorts, tank top, bathing suit, measuring table in centimeters (tailor’s style) can find these at Walmart in the sewing section.

 

REGISTRATION FEE:

AMTA Member:  $105

Non AMTA Member:  $175

 

Presenter: Lisa DiFalco: NCBTMB #450512-07

Click Here to Register

 

 

 

 

 

Aug
11
Sun
Advanced European Manual Lymph Drainage Bandaging | Lisa DiFalco | 7 CE | Waxhaw, NC @ Jackson Volunteer Fire Department
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Registration Closed For:

  1. Boca Lymphlift of the Face | 7 CE | August 8
  2. Advanced European Manual Lymph Drainage Bandaging | 7 CE | August 11

You may still register for the three remaining classes until they are full…only a few spots remaining

 

Manual Lymph Drainage Certification Series ($1300 Value)

Total Cost for Four Certification Classes:
AMTA Member rate: $435
Non-AMTA Member rate: $725
Presenter: ​ ​Lisa ​DiFalco: ​ ​NCBTMB ​#450512-07

(NOTE:  You many take one single class without taking others but to receive Certification, you must take All 4 classes)

  1. Foundations of Manual Lymph Drainage: Lymph Tour USA | 8 CE | August 7
  2. Boca Lymphlift of the Face | 7 CE | August 8
  3. Mommy & Me Manual Lymph Drainage | 7 CE | August 9
  4. Manual Lymph Drainage: Sports Clinical Practicum | 7 CE | August 10

 

Advanced Manual Lymph Drainage Class

(NOTE Prerequisite: Must take all above 4 MLD Certification Series CE Classes to take this class)

  1. Advanced European Manual Lymph Drainage Bandaging | 7 CE | August 11

 

ADVANCED EUROPEAN MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE BANDAGING | 7 CE | AUGUST 11

REGISTRATION:      8:30 am
CLASS TIME:             9:00 am – 4:30 pm

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

From European Clinics of Lymphology, MLD therapists master their technique with bandages & foams specifically designed to soften viscous lymph. MLD improves lymph flow, but what’s a therapist to do when the lymph vessels are blocked by solidified lymph? The answer: attend this Master Level MLD Course to learn what tools to use and when. Learn the research behind each protocol and be able to handle the cases that challenge most therapists.

What you will learn:

*Facial edema wrapping & options
*Cost effective neck wear
*Upper Extremity Bandaging w/hand options
*Lower Extremity Bandaging w/foot options
*Easy self care bandaging for clients/patients
*Night time alternatives to bandaging
*Post Surgical Bandaging options
*Hip wraps
*Post C-Section wrapping
*Breast Cancer shoulder edema, under arm & mastectomy scar solutions
*Swell spots
*Custom S.P. bags
*Scar minimization package

 

REGISTRATION FEE:

AMTA Member:  $105

Non AMTA Member:  $175

 

Presenter: Lisa DiFalco: NCBTMB #450512-07

 

 

 

 

AMTA NC Board Meeting
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This is a face to face meeting of the AMTA NC board members.

Aug
15
Thu
NC BMBT Meeting @ Wells Fargo Capitol Center 13th Floor
Aug 15 @ 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.

Sep
7
Sat
Massage for the Modern Woman | Ashley Dwyer | 8 CE | Durham, NC @ Collective Wellness
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Date: September 7, 2019

Time:                 9:00am – 6:00pm (w/ 1 hour for lunch)
CE:                     8
Instructor:       Ashley Dwyer
Location:          Collective Wellness; 3326 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd; Bldg A Suite 230; Durham NC 27707

 

Registration Costs:

AMTA Member: $64
Non-AMTA Member: $128

Description:

In this class we will cover prenatal massage, massage for menstrual cramps,
menopause and prolapse.

Participants will need to bring:

Massage table
Set of linens
Massage lotion
Three pillows
Large towel
Pen/paper

 

Click Here to Register

Sep
8
Sun
Ethics: From the Massage Forums | Ashley Dwyer | 3 CE | Durham, NC @ Collective Wellness
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Date: September 8, 2019

Time:                 10:00am – 1:00pm
CE:                     3
Instructor:       Ashley Dwyer
Location:          Collective Wellness; 3326 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd; Bldg A Suite 230; Durham NC 27707

 

Registration Costs:

AMTA Member: $24
Non-AMTA Member: $48

 

Description:

In this class we will cover ethical issues in the profession as taken from popular
massage forums.

 

Participants will need to bring:

Pen/paper

 

Click Here to Register

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

This is a Face to Face AMTA-NC BOD meeting

 

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