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Nevada Celebrates “Massage Therapy Awareness Week”

For its third year, the Chair of the American Massage Therapy Association, Nevada Chapter's National Massage Therapy Awareness Week (NMTAW®) Committee - Tom Dougherty - helps keep Nevada in the know about Massage Therapy and its positive impact on human health conditions. On October 9th, 2018, in anticipation of the AMTA's nationally-recognized and -promoted NMTAW®, Tom asked and Governor Brian Sandoval issued an Executive Proclamation recognizing the week of October 22 - 28, 2018, as Massage Therapy Awareness Week in Nevada. Please join us in celebrating by submitting any activities you might be doing this week to promote Massage Therapy…

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AMTA’s Mentoring Program – Connect With Your Colleagues

Whether you've been practicing for 10+ years or are just starting out in the field, the American Massage Therapy Association has a benefit for its members that is good for taking advantage of ANY time during your career: the Mentoring Program! All of the program Details are in any of the below-links - research it, and see if it something you can benefit from: being a Mentee OR a Mentor! If you have time to assist a colleague in developing a business plan for their practice, be a sympathetic or empathetic ear and a solid shoulder for an ethical issue,…

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2017 Changes to Nevada State’s Massage Therapy Law, et al NSBMT updates

This article was originally published as "2017 Proposed Changes to Nevada State's Massage Therapy Law" on 2/20/2017; it has been updated as of 6/5/2017. NRS 640.C governs the massage therapy profession and the professionals who are licensed by the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapists (NSBMT). In late-2016, with their newest Executive Director, Sandy Anderson, the NSBMT asked Honorable Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton to sponsor a Bill that would primarily change the constituency of licensees holding professional licenses under the NSBMT. There are several additional points to the Bill, as it was written and Introduced by Assemblywoman Carlton, that, as massage therapists,…

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My First 6 months as Nevada Chapter President

by Mavies Gascon, President, AMTA-NV Chapter As a member of the AMTA-Nevada Chapter, I decided to stay in for the meeting before the continuing education that I had originally signed up for at the 2015 Annual Nevada Chapter Convention. And during that meeting, David Otto, who was my Professional Development instructor at the Nevada School of Massage Therapy (NSMT), and then, being President of the chapter, nominated me to be a part of the organization. I donated a lot of volunteering time while I attended NSMT, so I figured I was spending time to help the community, not knowing what…

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Thai Massage: An Ancient Form of Healing

by Winnie Cain, LMT Is Thai Massage an ancient form of healing, as claimed by those using this modality over the past 2,500+ years?  I believe it is.  When you understand Thai Massage, you will see why it is called an ancient form of healing. Thai Massage is based on two theories: The Four Elements of Life theory: It is the main principle in Thai traditional medicine of which Thai massage is a branch. The body is composed of four elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire. Sen Sib (energy line) Theory:  It is the core of Thai massage. Acupressure is…

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Decreasing Edema with Active Isolated Stretching

by Joshua Morton, LMP, MAISS, MMLT and Susan Guttzeit, LMP, MAISS One main key to understanding how to reduce edema lies in stimulating the lymphatic and venous systems. Circulation needs to be restored to deeper tissues, adhesions released, and scarring reduced and realigned. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by utilizing muscle contractions and stretching to create a pushing and pulling force within the vessels. The repeated muscle contractions and stretching that occur using the Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) method create exactly that - a gentle pumping action that promotes lymphatic and venous circulation. This action in turn reduces inflammation and edema. A…

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2015 Legislative Changes in Nevada for Massage Therapists

The Nevada Legislature usually meets every 2 years - 2015 marks the 78th Session of the Legislature to do the business of legislation: regulation of all the state functions and scopes in a Session that concludes around the end of May. The AMTA-NV Chapter’s Mission is to serve any AMTA members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy - a part of that ‘practice’ Mission is to assure that, as an organization, our members are treated fairly and have an opinion, if not a say, about how we’re regulated. The first step is knowledge - knowledge of…

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Want to become an NSBMT Board Member?

Credit: GlobalPartnership for Education Ever thought seriously about serving as a member of the Nevada Board of Massage Therapists? The Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy (NSBMT) consists of 10 Board Members: 6 professional massage therapists, 1 professional Reflexologist, 1 professional Structural Integration Practitioner, 1 non-massage-therapist representing the public, and 1 non-voting member from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Special Investigations Unit. 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 accountable to the open meeting law, to the requirements of being a Board Member…

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