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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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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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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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2014 AMTA-NV Delegates’ Report

2014 House of Delegates – Delegates’ Report Submitted by Nevada chapter Delegates: Shawna Smallwood and Brent Bornemeier, 9/27/2014 Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO – September 17, 2014:  The American Massage Therapy Association’s House of Delegates (HOD) annual Business Meeting started at 1pm with a Welcome from House of Delegates Operating Committee (HODOC) Chair Lisa Curran-Parenteau. Lisa said encouraging words to all Delegates and congratulated everyone on another year of proposed Recommendations and Position Statements. AMTA National President Nancy Porambo also welcomed Delegates with encouraging words. Then, Lee Stang, the HOD Moderator, welcomed everyone and introduced herself to the Delegates. Lisa…

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Mentoring Our Future program

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…

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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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