Nevada Chapter Member Benefit
Mentoring the Future – a Nevada Member Benefit program
The amta nevada chapter is proud to partner with Steiner Education Group’s premier education program and campus, the Nevada School of Massage Therapy, to offer its members an opportunity to mentor up-and-coming professionals in the field of massage therapy!
If you are an amta nevada chapter member, have a NV state-issued professional license (NSBMT), and have a couple of hours to help/mentor a current massage therapy student, consider this:
- Students need guidance.
- Your feedback is sought and needed, by both the programs that educate future licensed massage therapists and the Students of these programs. Part of their education is to perform massage on the Public in school-hosted Clinics that put them in touch with their technical and business skills to increase their confidence and effectiveness.
Wouldn’t you like to help IMPROVE their performance?
Wouldn’t you like to know that there are more qualified and experienced graduates entering the massage therapy profession every year?
ANY state-professional-licensed Member of the amta nevada chapter is invited to participate in this special event, hosted at and by NSMT’s Student Clinic:
“First Massage Free, Subsequent Massages Half-Priced“
- You get an email invitation from the chapter at your AMTA-registered email address.
- You RSVP (through Eventbrite) to posted dates where the Nevada School of Massage Therapy is working with the amta nevada chapter to offer incentives to come in to the weekend Student Clinic and receive a massage.
- The purpose is for you to leave thoughtful, constructive, and positive feedback after your massage.
- For your Evaluation of the student that has just given you a massage, you will not have been charged for your massage (first one only) OR you will have been charged half-price (2nd+ time).
- You will have given critical feedback for the student to consider, study, and act on during his/her time in student clinic…and probably for the rest of their career!
- RSVP through your emailed Invitation from the Eventbrite system to any “Mentoring Our Future” amta nevada chapter events during 2014 (8 opportunities over 16 days)
- Print your event Ticket and take it with your current NSBMT license (blue card or certificate) to NSMT (map).
- Show up at the school during the event times – give the Clinic Manager your Ticket AND show the Clinic Manager your NSBMT license.
- Wait in line to be called in for your massage [re: Wait time: getting a massage in student clinic is on a first-come, first-served basis – please plan for wait times ranging from “now” to up to 1 hour, depending on business levels)
- Receive your massage – TRY to stay alert so you can give good feedback!
- After your massage, tell the student that you need to complete an Evaluation for them and ask if they have a few minutes to review the Evaluation you complete with them. Then, pick up and complete an Evaluation form from Reception and find a place to meet for a few minutes with your student practitioner to review your evaluation – this gives them a chance to clarify and ask questions about points you bring to their attention – positive and constructive!
- Times of availability of this offer are ONLY during scheduled amta nevada chapter event times listed on its website at www.amta-nv.org/events or in a specific email invitation. Clinic hours are 8am – 5:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays, notwithstanding any emergency closings.
- The Nevada School of Massage Therapy will have you register as a guest of the student clinic – you will be signing a release form for the school’s clinic participation as well.
- To receive your “free” or “discounted” massage session at NSMT’s clinic, you must complete an Evaluation Form provided to you by NSMT at the conclusion of your massage/bodywork session. Failure to do so jeopardizes the relationship between the amta nevada chapter and NSMT, your ability to further participate in future special events.
- When you are receiving your massage, you are responsible for communicating with your student massage therapist and controlling your exposure to their manipulation and method used: if you are not comfortable, stop the session and contact a school supervisor.
- The amta nevada chapter is not responsible for any damages or negative impact participating in any amta nevada chapter-organized event may cause any registered participant. The amta nevada chapter facilitates opportunities, services, and information that participants use at their own risk.
- Your RSVPing to attend “Mentoring Our Future” events does not guarantee your participation at any stage of the scheduled times you may receive a massage at the rates organized between the amta nevada chapter and NSMT. You may be denied entry into the clinic for any reason outside the control of the amta nevada chapter or NSMT at any time.
- FREE = “$0.00″; Half-Priced = “$16.00″ (cash, debit/credit – you pay NSMT directly, on-site),
- you must RSVP through the amta nevada chapter system of “invitation through Eventbrite” to each Evaluation/Mentoring opportunity
- one (1) RSVP per member,
- when you arrive and if you are qualifying for the “free massage”, you must show your current NSBMT license as proof that you hold an LMT credential,
- when you arrive, you must give your Eventbrite Ticket to the Clinic Manager (printed from the Eventbrite event invitation),
- you will not be able to participate in the event (aka “get your massage offer”) if you do not RSVP online and follow the above Terms and Conditions,
- contact David Otto with any questions.
We are looking forward to your maximizing your Nevada Chapter membership in the AMTA by taking advantage of this awesome opportunity – Mentoring the Future and self-care, all in one! See you at NSMT!
If you are not yet an AMTA member, please join us! More information about the benefits of membership and participating in shaping the profession are found here: http://www.amtamassage.org/membership/Benefits/professional.html
Ever thought seriously about serving as a member of the Nevada Board of Massage Therapists?
The Nevada State Board of Massage Therapists (NSBMT) consists of 8 members: 6 professional massage therapists, 1 non-massage-therapist representing the public, and 1 non-voting member from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Special Investigations Unit. All member appointments are made by Nevada’s Governor and terms of service are 4 years.
Board members are required to attend all meetings and functions of the board and to serve on panels as required. Additionally, board members are held to the open meeting law, the requirements of being a board member as defined by the Attorney General’s office and by the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS 640C), and are held accountable to the Nevada Commission on Ethics.
The application process may be accessed by visiting the NSBMT website or the Governors page where applications may be mailed or faxed directly to the Governor’s office. All applications are held for a period of time at the Governor’s office and future appointments may be made from current applicants on file.
Currently, the NSBMT has two member positions available beginning on July 1 – one applicant from Washoe County and one from the remainder of the state to include all Counties except Washoe and Clark Counties.
For more information on the positions available, please visit the NSBMT’s “Board Member Positions” document.
To apply, please access the Governor’s website at http://gov.nv.gov/Vacancies.aspx
At this year’s 2013 AMTA-Nevada Chapter Annual Meeting, we’re again playing Let’s Play Monopoly! Participating in this email version of a classic game will help educate members 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:
- Biofreeze: Let’s Play Monopoly Weekly Winner prizes
- Bon Vital: goodie bags, 4oz coconut massage oils, 1-gallon fractionated coconut massage oil
- Books of Discovery: Trail Guide to the Body -Andrew Biel: book w/ DVD; Quick Reference to TrPs; Ed. 4, Vol. 2 Flashcards
- Dynamic Tape/IAMT: $95 CEH course (IAMT)
- Island Software Company: Massage Office Professional 3 ($399 value)
- National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: 1 (each): logoed mug, throw blanket; *new* one-month’s subscription to the Online Practice Exam
- Nevada State Board of Massage Therapists: 1 (each): logoed blanket & mug, fleece jacket (very rare)
- Rock Tape: supplies for “More Tips from the Pros” class, June 3, 2013
- Rockin’ Feet/Zaria Spa Garments: 2 x set of insoles
- TIR Massage Stone: 2 x set of massage stones
- and: SWAG BAGS for everyone!
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!
Object 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!
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.
Revised late in 2012, the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy (NSBMT) published and distributed its Citation Policy that lists the fine amounts for infractions of NRS 640C for Massage Therapists and Persons. Please note: the below list is not an all-inclusive schedule and may change upon action of the board during their regular meetings.
If you have any questions about the publication, please contact the NSBMT directly at their website or by email at email@example.com. The Chapter wants Nevada’s NVMTs and Public to know the infractions and the cost of those – fines are not collected or used by the Board and go to State of Nevada funds.
NSBMT CITATION POLICY
Practicing Massage Therapy
1. A Citation shall be issued to any person practicing Massage Therapy without a current Nevada State Board of Massage Therapists License.
2. A Citation shall be issued to any Massage Therapist that is practicing Massage Therapy with an expired Nevada State Board of Massage Therapists License.
3. A Citation shall be issued to a Massage Therapist that is practicing Massage Therapy without their current, valid Nevada State Board of Massage Therapists License displayed per NRS 640C.450. (Examples of not posted: In your wallet, purse, backpack, drawer or car but not limited to)
4. A Citation shall be issued to any person practicing Massage Therapy with an altered license.
a. If person has an altered Massage Therapists License with the NSBMT they will be scheduled for the next available Board Meeting for disciplinary action.
5. A Citation shall be issued to a Massage Therapist practicing Massage Therapy with a copied license.
- A Citation shall be issued to any person that is advertising Massage Therapy without a Current Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy License.
- A Cease and Desist (C & D) Notice shall be issued to any person that is advertising as stated in NRS 640C.910 (2) with a minimum of a 15-business day compliance date.
- A Citation shall be issued to any person that is currently advertising with a license that is expired more than 90 days. (R:8/13/2010)
- A Cease and Desist Notice shall be issued for non-compliance of NAC640C.200 to NAC 640C.310 with a 15-day compliance date.
- A Citation shall be issued to any person that does not comply with a Cease and Desist Notice on the first business day after the allotted time period has expired.
Schedule of fines; disciplinary hearings.
1. The Board adopts the following schedule of fines for any violation of the provisions listed:
A $150.00 Administrative Fee Applies to all Citations
|Violation||First Offense||Second Offense||Third Offense|
|Practicing Without Having Acquired a License||500.00||1000.00||2000.00|
|Practicing With Expired License||100.00||500.00||1500.00|
|Practicing Without Display of License||100.00||150.00||500.00|
|Altering License for the display of NRS 640C||1000.00||3000.00||5000.00|
|Copying License for the display of NRS 640C||100.00||250.00||500.00|
|Advertising Massage Therapy Without a License||350.00||1000.00||5000.00|
|Advertising Massage Therapy Without a Current License after C & D or 90 expired||200.00||500.00||1500.00|
|Advertising Without License Number||100.00||250.00||500.00|
|On Probation Working Without Supervising Massage Therapist Present||200.00||1000.00||5000.00|
|NAC 640C.200 to NAC 640C.310 Establishment Violation (excluding NAC 640C.230(2))||100.00||250.00||500.00|
|Unlawful Habitation of a Massage Establishment NAC 640C.230 (2)||1000.00||5000.00||10000.00|
As you may have heard, the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) has, as of January 2, 2013, discontinued its requirement of obtaining a “Foodhandler/Massage Therapist” category of Health Card. Amongst the elimination of the health card for a number of other categories, Massage Therapists and Reflexologists are no longer required to renew or can initially-apply for a Health Card under these categories.
Dr. John Middaugh, Interim Chief Health Officer for SNHD, on January 3rd, 2013, officially contacted our Government Relations Consultant Sally Hacking with the news and she passed on the SNHD document declaring the department’s transition into re-purposing their resources to address more-focused Foodhandler and Body Art categories, among others.
The AMTA Nevada Chapter would like to remind Massage Therapists: the SNHD still recommends immunization through vaccines and the SNHD provides such services at low- or no-cost (to those who qualify) and that, as a Massage Therapist, your employer may be required to require you to obtain a Foodhandler-category Health Card if you are subject to food-handling in your employee responsibilities.
You may contact the SNHD with further questions at www.SNHD.info or (702) 759-1201.
This is the time of year when the gift of massage is most given, when those in need’s voices are heeded, and when massage therapy professionals’ families may get the most benefit from a visit from their family’s massage therapist.
It is a great time for a reminder to people who have worked diligently and exhaustingly all year to get a massage from their friendly, neighborhood massage therapist – a time to relax and let their hair down for a re-centering, rejuvenating time of healing and introspection while on the table, their mini-vacation, during this holiday season. It is a great time for those who get massage regularly, for rehabilitation or pain management, to revisit why massage therapy is such a great “healer” and re-evaluate their relationship with massage.
Did you ever think about contributing your talent, skill, and intention for massage therapy to the less fortunate than those of your family, friends, and clients?
Did you ever think about creating value for your clients AND increasing your personal growth using your talent and skill as a massage therapist?
What if you could touch the quality of life of a person that you do not know nor would ever have come in contact with if it were not for your good nature and willingness to share the power of touch through massage?
There are such possibilities and opportunities – your gift to your community this year can be:
- at a homeless shelter, where touch services are rare.
- in a hospital, where touch services are needed to assist in recovery and pain management.
- free massage session(s) for a local fundraising effort, to either encourage donations to the charity by donors that would “win” your free massage OR give free chair massages to the volunteers that coordinate/facilitate the fundraising activities.
There are many ways in which you can do something to provide your massage community with the value of massage…that doesn’t cost a lot for you or the client of your intent.
As we prepare to fulfill those gift-given certificates, also prepare to consider lending a helping hand to those who need a massage and may not be able to afford it – create, for yourself and your existence as a practitioner in your community, a value that extends beyond your ability to discount your service pricing and reaches the far corners of your community where massage is valued as a form of positive, life-changing experience that has no cost and immeasurable value.
David J Otto LMT, AMTA-Nevada Chapter President
Think about a few ways, and Comment here – your sharing may just spark that holiday-giving attitude in another massage therapist that can lead to great things!
Your newest AMTA Nevada Chapter newsletter, the Silver State Massage Express is ready!
Click here to download your PDF version for reading/printing: http://amta-nv.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/121012-AMTA-NV-SSME-9-3-newsletter-final.pdf
If you have any questions about the newsletter or would like to contribute, please contact the chapter’s Newsletter Editor, Billie Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org.