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Let’s Play Monopoly!

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…

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Thai Yoga Massage, Beyond the Rub

I discovered the amazing modality of Thai Yoga massage here in our great city of Las Vegas.  I have been practicing as a massage therapist since 2001.  Before I began to practice Thai Yoga massage, I was primarily doing deep tissue bodywork, and because of the effort and energy I was exerting, I began to feel repetitive strain in my hands and body. This was one reason I began to practice yoga on a regular basis.  The breath, movement and energy I received from the yoga really helped my stamina and strength so I could continue doing the massage I…

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Mentoring on a National Scale: the AMTA’s program

The AMTA Mentoring Program was created to help those new to the massage therapy profession more fully realize their potential and provide experienced massage therapists the opportunity to share their wisdom and expand their professional network. Although the Nevada Chapter has additionally worked to provide members local, short-term mentoring opportunities in the past (and we look forward to setting up more like Mentoring Our Future!) there is a GREAT opportunity for you to mentor (or be coached by) local AND national members in practice. Who can participate?Through this new program, experienced massage therapists (Mentors) assist those new to the profession…

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February 3, 2013

AMTA-NV Public Service Announcement: NSBMT Citation Policy

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 protected]  The Chapter wants Nevada's NVMTs and Public to know the infractions and the cost of those - fines are not collected or used by…

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Refer-A-Friend to the AMTA: Be an AMTA Ambassador

Right now, the American Massage Therapy Association is offering a $20 Amazon gift card, sent to you, when you refer someone to become a member of the AMTA. As the AMTA Massage Therapy Tour travels across the country to show people the benefits of seeing an AMTA member—that’s you!—for their next massage, we need your help to grow our community. AMTA’s enhanced Refer a Friend program rewards you when you share the benefits of membership with your friends! Check out the new Refer a Friend page on our website for program details and tools to help you share information about…

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January 3, 2013

SNHD transitions into new Health Card program requirements

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…

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Conscious Giving

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…

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October 12, 2012

Fall 2012 Silver State Massage Express – Ready!

Your newest AMTA Nevada Chapter newsletter, the Silver State Massage Express is ready! Click here to download your PDF version for reading/printing: https://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 [email protected]

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October 12, 2012

Orthopedic Massage course in Las Vegas – Nov 10-11, 2012

The Center for Pain Management & James Waslaski, Author and International Lecturer Invite you to Attend  Our Upper Body Seminar in Las Vegas, NV Save $50.00 TODAY  on Las Vegas, NV  Upper Body Seminar  November 10-11, 2012  AMTA-NV MEMBERS  Pay $300.00 instead of $350 for this amazing class Tuscany Suites and Casino 255 East Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89169 702-893-8933 Class times are 8:00am-6:00pm Register Here for Discount    James Book IS the class manual for the five day intensive Testimonials Here's what people are saying about James Waslaski and his seminars! "James Waslaski's presentation skills and application of…

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the First 90-days…

Hello Members! I am truly honored to be writing today in the President’s Blog – there have been many years that I have served where the chapter did not have such an efficient, fast way for the members to connect; specifically, with the commentary and updates from the chapter President.  I am happy to say: all the Nevada Chapter Board of Directors volunteers, chapter volunteers and Delegates are available via email and that you may post publicly or email me privately regarding the topics in this forum! Now, on with this month’s blog… I was elected to serve as a…

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