2017 AMTA-NV Annual Convention & Member Meeting

Join us for Networking, Learning, and Education!

You’re Invited!

It’s that time of year again – CONVENTION SEASON!  AMTA-NV Chapter Convention Season, that is…

We always look forward to meeting up with colleagues, hearing about what’s going on in Nevada and what new programs and benefits AMTA is offering, and getting in some quality, NCBTMB-/NSBMT-approved Continuing Education to bolster our practices.

Join us for the 2017 AMTA-Nevada Annual Convention & Member Meeting! You’re in for two days of fun, food & education in a comprehensive presentation of massage therapy information for Nevada massage therapists and networking opportunities!

  • meet and elect your new Board members;
  • hear how AMTA is bolstering your practice with new opportunities and programs;
  • take up to 28-hours-worth of live, NCBTMB-approved courses for Continuing Education credit;
  • express your opinions and willingness to help empower Nevada massage therapists by being part of the chapter over the next year;
  • have some breakfast & meet a new or old colleague;
  • and more!

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

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All Massage Therapists are welcome to attend!

AMTA Members benefit – 20% OFF your Registration Fees: check your member emails for Your Discount Code!

 

Sleeping Rooms: Call Room Reservations at 1-877-887-2261 and ask for group code 12K8QH or AMTA-Nevada for special room rates.

 

Nevada Members will receive a Proposed 2018/2019 Chapter Budget for review, to be voted on during the Annual Meeting.  

Members are encouraged to apply for all volunteer positions through the website – and if you have questions or want to find out more, email hidden; JavaScript is requiredthe chapter Board of Directors.

Call for Volunteers:

Board Members: Board Member, Financial Administrator – see all Position Descriptions and Apply

Go To A Class!Committees:  Member, Communications (Newsletter Editor, Webmaster), Standing Rules, Education (help plan next year’s state Convention!) – see with whom you’ll be working

2-Day Schedule:

June 4th

7:00am-8:00am chapter set-up

8:00am-9:00am attendee arrival, Breakfast (Registration)

9:00am-12:00pm Annual Meeting (Agenda & proposed 2018/2019 Budget distributed prior)

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm-5:00pm Function Forward Advanced Therapeutics: Functional Baselines (Lomeli & Wright) OR Hospital-Based Core Skills for Providing Massage to Inpatients (Hendrickson)

 Tuscany-Promo-01aJune 5th

7:00am-7:30am chapter set-up

7:30am-8:30am attendee arrival, Breakfast (Registration)

8:00am-12:00pm Function Forward Advanced Therapeutics: Functional Baselines (cont.) (Wright) OR American Soft Tissue Corrective Therapy: Level II – Lower Extremities (Lomeli) OR 

8:30am-12:30pm Body Dynamics in 3D: An Interactive Hands-On Trade for Assessing Body Mechanics While Performing Massage (Hendrickson)

12:00p-1:00pm Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm-5:00pm Function Forward Advanced Therapeutics: Functional Baselines (cont.) (Lomeli)

Please: Register Now – don’t miss this opportunity for education and being a part of your profession in Nevada!

Bring a Friend!

Classes:

Function Forward Advanced Therapeutics: Functional Baselines (Lomeli & Wright)

 

Function Forward Advanced Therapeutics provides advanced training in soft tissue corrective therapy.  Students will learn functional baselines of each covered area of the body: Pelvis, Cervical, Rotator and Hip.  Students will also learn an advanced neuromuscular approach to soft tissue conditions that cause pain and performance-inhibiting dysfunctional movements.

Students will learn which therapeutic tools are being used in the highest-level, professional sport training rooms today and how to apply them – Fascia Cupping, Scraping, and Pressure Bars assist in increasing functional movement and performance and in accelerating recovery from injury.  Curriculum includes an in-depth look into anatomy, kinesiology and pathologies. Professional athletes that have received this advanced therapeutic approach range from the NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA, MotoGP, World Superbike, Professional Triathlon, MLS and Premier League.

Dates/Times: Sunday, June 4th, 2017 | 1:00p – 5:00p

Monday, June 5th, 2017 | 8:00a – 12:00p, 1:00p – 5:00p

Continuing Education Hours Earned: 12

Location: Tuscany Suites & Casino, Convention Center

Materials: Students will need a table (linens not required).  The receiver is clothed – Dress for ease of movement. Pen/Pencil & Notepad are optional.

 

American Soft Tissue Corrective Therapy: Level II – Lower Extremities (Lomeli)

 

Will expand from Functional Baselines to a direct focus of myofascial pain and dysfunctional movement of the lower extremities. We will discuss faulty motor patterns that inhibit functional performance, and go through an active and passive multiplane movement assessment. You will learn to develop and implement an effective corrective therapeutic treatment utilizing advanced soft tissue manual therapy techniques. Treatment will also include the use of fascial scraping and cupping toincrease joint mobility and accelerate recovery. Common soft tissue pathologies and injuries will be discussed.

 

 

Dates/Times: Monday, June 5th, 2017 | 8:00a – 12:00p, 1:00p – 5:00p

Continuing Education Hours Earned: 8

Location: Tuscany Suites & Casino, Convention Center

Materials: Students will need a table (linens not required).  The receiver is clothed – Dress for ease of movement. Pen/Pencil & Notepad are optional.

 

Richard Lomeli LMTRichard Lomeli, CMT graduated from massage therapy school in Los Angeles, CA, in 2010, and is CAMTC-Certified. He promptly built upon his training in advanced soft tissue corrective modalities with an emphasis in Neuromuscular Therapy.  He created his private practice, Hyperformance, in 2011, working with elite athletes, ranging from CIF State Football Champions to Super Bowl Champions. This lead to his work with professional tri-athletes, hailing from the United States, Quebec, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand.

In 2013, Richard became the first American to collaborate with then join the Italy-based medical staff responsible for the pilots and support crew of the MotoGP and World Superbike Championships. In the summer of 2014, Richard accepted the position of Soft Tissue Therapist for the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club for the 2014/15 season.

  

Justin WrightJustin Wright CMT CMTgraduated from massage therapy school in 2014 began his private practice focusing on the active community. That same year, Justin attended a class presented by Function Forward Advanced Therapeutics, lectured by Richard Lomeli, co-designer of the curriculum. Justin’s practice transformed immediately and secured a contract with a training facility, while also providing his services as a massage therapy consultant.

 

Justin has since worked hard to advance the industry in sharing the benefits of American Soft Tissue Corrective Therapy, developed by Function Forward Advanced Therapeutics, as one of the first instructors approved to teach the ASTCT Level 1: Functional Baselines curriculum.


 

Hospital-Based Core Skills for Providing Massage to Inpatients (Hendrickson)

Hospital-Based Basics involves hands-on practice giving patients neck, shoulder and back massages in a hospital setting applied to all hospital departments and diagnoses with the simulated supervision and permission of nursing staff.

 

Date/Time: Sunday, June 5th, 2016 | 1:00p – 5:00p

Continuing Education Hours Earned: 4

Location: Tuscany Suites & Casino, Convention Center

Materials: wear loose, comfortable clothing

Body Dynamics in 3D: An Interactive Hands-On Trade for Assessing Body Mechanics While Performing Massage (Hendrickson)

Assessing Body Mechanics: getting and giving feedback on our bodies as we work using “three-dimensional rotations” in the roles of client, therapist and observer. Introduction includes practice in “best practices” of Tai Chi-based movement with take-home checklists used for individual feedback.

 

Date/Time: Monday, June 5th, 2016 | 8:30a – 12:30p

Continuing Education Hours Earned: 4

Location: Tuscany Suites & Casino, Convention Center

Materials: bring massage table, linens, pillow, and wear loose, comfortable clothing

Mary Ellen Hendrickson, CMT LMTMary Ellen Hendrickson, CMT LMT graduated from Big Sky Somatic Institute, Helena, Montana, in 1997, at which time she had begun to integrate her massage therapy practice into her special education classroom. She was a Resource Teacher in the public school system for 20 years.

Around that time, a client invited her to his hospital room, igniting the spark that spurred her to implement the in-hospital patient massage program over the past decade. Mary Ellen’s private practice includes home health visits, and her office techniques include Ashiatsu and Thai.

Mary Ellen currently works in Great Falls, Montana, based in Benefis Med Spa, working as the hospital-wide massage therapist for Benefis Health System.


Registration for classes no later than 3 days prior is required for:

  • admittance and participation
  • receiving a completed Certificate of Completion on-site

grubbin at the August 17th's member meeting

The amta nevada chapter will provide breakfast and refreshments throughout the days.

Other things you can do at this event:

  • Network over breakfast on both days
  • Invite a friend to introduce them to the amta nevada chapter: the Board & its Members
This is an Event that all amta nevada chapter members will receive a personalized invitation to attend.  If you receive an invitation via email and want to bring a colleague (amta member or future-amta member) or you haven’t received your member invitation yet, email hidden; JavaScript is required and we’ll get you & them an invitation via email!

We look forward to your making the most of your membership with the amta nevada chapter!

If you are a Graduate or Professional Member In Good Standing and would like to serve your fellow members and the massage therapy profession through chapter activities/offices, please visit this page: the offices of Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary are open for you to do your Stuff.  There are also many on-going Committee positions available and one-time/short-term volunteer opportunities: please see also this page to express your interest!


If you have any questions prior to registration, please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required prior to May 30th.

If you need to cancel your ticket/RSVP, please return to the EventBrite system to do so.  Thank you!

AMTA-NV March 2017 Reno Conference

Join us for Networking, Education, and Empowerment!

You’re Invited!

The Nevada Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association is proud to host a Member Meeting and Education Conference in Reno, Nevada, on March 21 – please join us for networking, chapter and Association updates and earning 4 Continuing Education Hours with Amy Lewis teaching “Intro to CranioSacral Therapy” for Massage Therapists and their clients!

  • Hear from and meet our volunteer Chapter Meeting Coordinator, Paul Lofgreen;
  • Meet the new Nevada State Board of Massage Therapists’ Executive Director Sandy Anderson;
  • hear how AMTA is bolstering your practice with new opportunities and programs;
  • take up to 4 hours of live, NCBTMB-approved courses for Continuing Education credit;
  • express your opinions and willingness to help empower Nevada massage therapists by being part of the chapter over the next year;
  • have some coffee & lunch, meet a new or old colleague;
  • and more!

All Massage Therapists are welcome to attend!

AMTA Members benefit – 20% OFF your Registration Fees: check your member emails for Your Discount Code!


~~ Schedule ~~

March 21st, 2017

9:00am-9:30am chapter set-up

9:30am-10:00am attendee arrival/check-in & on-site Registration – COFFEE TIME! This is a free event

10:00am-11:30am Member Meeting

11:30am-12:30pm hosted Lunch – Qdoba-inspired free, with meeting Registration

12:30pm-4:30pm Intro to CranioSacral Therapy (Lewis, 4 CEHs) This is a for-cost event

Please: Register Now – don’t miss this opportunity for education and being a part of your profession in Nevada!

Bring a Friend!

~~ Class ~~

Intro to CranioSacral Therapy (Lewis)

Participants will learn the benefits of CranioSacral Therapy, CST. The focus will be on learning basic CST anatomy, concepts and techniques to include how to palpate CranioSacral Rhythm, Stillpoint, that can be used to relieve headaches, reduce stress, manage pain and promote relaxation.

Materials: notpad & pen, massage table

Date/Times: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 | 12:00p – 4:00p

Continuing Education Hours Earned: 4

Location: Awake n network – Reno

Amy Lewis LMT, CSTT, BCTMB, BS

Amy Lewis, LMT, CST-­T, BCTMB, BS

has taken several CST classes through the Upledger institute. She is a CST­-T and is working on CST-­D. Amy also has a BS in Biology. She has been an AMTA Professional member since 1992. Amy has also been a NCBTMB certified Therapist since 1994 and a NCBTMB provider (#913) since 2015. [learn more about Amy]

 


~~ Notes ~~

Registration for classes no later than 3 days prior is required for receiving a completed Certificate of Completion on-site and a seat for lunch.

On-site Registration is available through your device.

inside, Awake n Network

The amta nevada chapter will provide coffee before and lunch during the day.

Other things you can do at this event:

  • Network over Registration and Lunch time
  • Invite a friend to introduce them to the amta nevada chapter: the Board & its Members
This is an Event that all amta nevada chapter members will receive a personalized Eventbrite invitation to attend.  If you receive an invitation via email and want to bring a colleague (amta member or future-amta member) or you haven’t received your member invitation yet, email hidden; JavaScript is required and we’ll get you & them an invitation via email!

We look forward to your making the most of your membership with the amta nevada chapter!


 

If you have any questions prior to registration, please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required or email hidden; JavaScript is required prior to March 11th.

If you need to cancel your ticket/RSVP, please return to the EventBrite system to do so.  Thank you!

AMTA-NV Summer 2014 Member Forum

Register @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amta-nevada-chapter-member-forum-aug-13-2014-tickets-12495401081

3 Reasons You Should Attend the August AMTA-NV Member Forum:

#1 – Have an impact on your professionTuscan Villas, clubhouse lounge

#2 – Learn techniques to improve your massage practice

#3 – Network with your peers in an impeccable, luxurious setting

Impact Your Profession –  The main purpose for this meeting (and “why” you will likely want to attend) is to have your voice heard and considered: the AMTA is, in its 12th year of proposing Position Statements that are understood by the public and healthcare field as “where AMTA members stand” when it comes to professing the benefits of massage therapy, considering 3 MORE researched and vetted positions to approve…so you can use them in your practice.

Delegate Shawna SmallwoodTo learn what a Position Statement is AND what 2014’s proposed PSes are, visit here: http://www.amtamassage.org/positionintro.html

REVIEW them before the forum discussion…so you can be on your game and be able to add to the conversation

Nevada Delegates representing the AMTA-NV membership will head the discussion: Shawna Smallwood and Brent Bornemeier have reviewed the proposed PSes extensively and would like to add your input to the consideration that NV will vote in the House of Delegates in Denver in September.

Treasurer Anneli Adolfsson & Delegate Brent BornemeierQuestions for email hidden; JavaScript is required or email hidden; JavaScript is required?  Please email them prior to this member forum/meeting so they can completely answer them at the presentation…or bring your questions to their presentation.

Now’s your chance to have lively debate, conversation, and maybe learn a few things about what the AMTA (that’s you!) already represents in the healthcare field.

Does your practice need a JOLT?!  Dominic Orlando, MT, Esthetician, and Inventor of Sassi Stones® (pronunciation) comes from Arizona to present some tried and true tools and techniques for augmenting your practice, either in an establishment or in your private practice – and a special announcement will follow his short presentation!

NETWORKING!  Summer’s “slow”? Enliven your relationships with your peers who, when The Schedule gets heavy, may be calling on you to take an appointment or two…or may know of a position opening in your dream massage establishment…or may be your next business partner or cooperative marketing venture – don’t pass up This opportunity!


Tuscan Villas, front drive fountainIf you are interested in taking on a project or leadership position, this meeting will also be a great time to introduce yourself and connect with other member volunteers like you 🙂  If you haven’t attended a meeting or volunteered before, your Chapter leadership is here to help and will be at the meeting to answer all your questions.

Other things you can do at this meeting:

  • Join us immediately BEFORE and AFTER for some networking and Refreshments!
  • Invite a friend to introduce them to the AMTA Nevada Chapter & its Members – email hidden; JavaScript is required with their Name and Email Address so we can send them an Invitation.

We look forward to learnng & networking with you and making the most of your membership with the amta nevada chapter!

If you have any questions prior to registration, please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Because this is event is located on private property, you are asked to park in spaces that are NOT COVERED by a carport.  If your car is reported/cited/towed, the amta nevada chapter is not responsible for any costs associated with the return of your vehicle.

To enter the property for parking, you will be emailed 24 hours prior to the event with a Gate Code to use for vehicle entry.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No.

If you need to change your RSVP, please return to the Eventbrite system to do so. Thank you!

Let’s Play Monopoly!

LPMboard2013v2Object of the Game:  Collect as many “properties” as you can by correctly answering weekly-posted questions.  Bring your “properties” to the Annual AMTA-Nevada General Meeting and place them on the board spaces.  Each of up to 8 board spaces will have a drawing for massage therapy-related prizes, courtesy of our Sponsors.  You may win some great prizes that will enhance your knowledge even more or your massage practice!  All AMTA-NV Chapter members and Annual Meeting Attendees are welcome to participate.

How to Play:  Weekly, beginning April 1st, 2013, you will receive an email (as a Nevada chapter member) inviting you to participate in answering an ANATOMY essay question**.  There is only one correct answer—judge’s(s’) decisions are final as to the answer and who wins the Weekly prize.

The Weekly Prize Winner is drawn at random from all the correct answers received for that week’s Correct Answer to that week’s Weekly Question.  Answers and Weekly Winner’s first name/last name initial will be published on the AMTA-NV website.  The Property cards and Weekly Prize will be mailed USPS to your AMTA address on file.

**When you receive your weekly email invitation with the question, you must Reply to the email address from which you were sent the contest email.  Each participant will be sent a Property card to HOLD ON TO.

Play Day:  Bring Your Property cards collected to the 2013 AMTA-Nevada Annual General Meeting on June 3, 2013, at 9:00 am.  Property cards can only be redeemed as a Chance to win prize drawings ( up to 8 ) for each Property on the Board  – Properties are transferable. Register to attend the Annual General Meeting now!

 

View the 2013 Prize List – GREAT massage-related prizes will be waiting for You thanks to our gracious game Sponsors!

Watch your email inbox for invitations to answer Weekly Questions about Anatomy.  The idea is to learn and enjoy competing with others in your field.  Good luck to all of you!

 

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2012 Let’s Play Monopoly Question Sponsors:

Educated Touch, Nathan Nordstrom LMT

Nathan is providing anatomy questions for Let’s Play Monopoly!  He is the owner of Educated Touch in Gresham, Oregon, (an NCBTMB-approved Provider) and appeared as a Guest Presenter at the 2011 AMTA-NV State Convention facilitating his professional anatomy tour class at Bodies…the Exhibition.  He teaches massage courses at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon, and manages is massage therapy practice.

 

Thousand Petaled Lotus, Michelle Viesselman LMT

Michelle is providing anatomy questions for Let’s Play Monopoly!  She is the owner of Thousand Petaled Lotus Continuing Education for Massage Therapists in Las Vegas, Nevada, (an NCBTMB-approved Provider) and has taught at AMTA-NV State Conventions over the years.  She currently is 2nd Vice-President of the NV Chapter and instructs massage therapy students at Nevada Career Institute.  She also manages her own massage therapy practice in Las Vegas, NV.

Report: August 17, 2012 chapter member meeting

attending the August 17 member meeting
(more pics)

Our member meeting at Tuscany Suites & Casino in Las Vegas last Friday was a great time for all: many members got to meet colleagues (some of whom live “just around the corner”) and share some good food and information.

Sally Hacking joined the chapter, from Florida, as it’s Government Relations Consultant – she gave the attending members a brief overview of her role with the chapter and advice that she has given and may yet give the chapter regarding the promotion of the massage therapy profession in Nevada.

Michelle Viesselman & Brad Enerson, Nevada chapter Delegates going to the 2012 House of Delegates in Raleigh this October at the National AMTA Convention, presented 6 proposed Position Statements and 2 Recommendations to the members.  A brief outline of what a Delegate’s role in the chapter is and some specific conversation about the Position Statements and Recommendations made for a lively and interactive presentation.

Judi Calvert of Hands-On Trade Association, CAMTC, and the World of Massage Museum presented some information about the history of the AMTA in Nevada and the chapter – there were members here in Nevada before there was an organized chapter (more to come on our history!).

We’d like to thank our NV State Convention Sponsors for providing some great prizes for giveaway, including a Retail Starter Kit (a counter-top display, valued at $125) from Biofreeze that went to our lucky winner Judi!

Come out and find out…at our next chapter member meeting – email hidden; JavaScript is required if you have any ideas for Topics!

Sponsors Show Appreciation for AMTA-NV Members at June 4th, 2012, Annual Meeting

At this year’s 2012 AMTA-Nevada Chapter Annual Meeting, we’re trying something new: Let’s Play Monopoly! Participating in this email version of a classic game will help educate members (regarding some anatomy questions from Educated Touch and Thousand Petaled Lotus) and put members in touch with products and services from well-known and ever-supportive massage therapy and wellness industry Sponsors.
Amongst this year’s Sponsors and the prizes they are giving the members at the Annual Meeting during Let’s Play Monopoly:

The Nevada Chapter is very happy to bring our members quality products and services that they can use in their practices of massage therapy and professional lives!

To Register for this amazing opportunity to learn, network, win Sponsored prizes, and eat, Massage Therapists may register online – Register Now!

Thank You, Sponsors!

 

April 7, 2011 – chapter member meeting notes

On April 7, 2011, members of the amta nevada chapter held a member meeting to discuss an array of topics, including: current regulation proposals and opinions, new website design and accessibility to information, media, and continuing education postings, the need for chapter volunteers, future events and chapter activities.

You can view a PowerPoint Show of the agenda with a brief description of the meeting.  There are a few photos from the meeting, here!