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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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Medical Marijuana and Massage Therapy…Are We Ready?

Unless you have been hiding in a mine shaft for the last year, you have probably heard that medical marijuana is a hot topic in Nevada.  In November 2014, Dispensary Applicants are expected to be issued their business licenses. The AMTA-Nevada Government Relations Committee has been contacted by one of the organizations that have organized to educate and advocate the use of medical marijuana.  The Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Association (http://www.lvmma.org/) has regular meetings where they discuss policy and educational talks.  At this point, you may be thinking to yourself “So what?” Well, the “what” is this:  as a complementary…

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[Even] Higher Standards in the New NCBTMB Board-certified Credential

Being a massage therapist professional for a number of years in Nevada, I have seen many changes that have affected the direction of our profession, our passion, and ultimately affect the way the public perceives massage therapy. Last year, the AMTA began its Consumer Awareness Program (CAP) which has been wildly successful, for both the public and members.  Check out some of the video, member stories, and news stories that have come out of this well-planned, multi-year project.  Your dollars are at work in promoting massage and its benefits to large gatherings of people, like at races and social events…

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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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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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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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Report: August 17, 2012 chapter member meeting

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…

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May 18, 2012

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: Massage Warehouse:  NRG massage table w/ carrying case, NRG bolster, NRG stool w/ back, NRG massage chair w/ carrying case, and more!…

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Your Working with the National AMTA this year…

AMTA 2011 National Elections!     Have you considered participating with fellow members at the National level? You can choose to run for an elected office for the National Board of Directors or Commission on Candidacy. Serving at the national level is a great way to meet some wonderful, dedicated people in the profession. You may find criteria for Board or Commission on Candidacy positions by visiting our National Elections website.  You may also be interested in knowing that some elected positions involve less of a time commitment than other positions. You may request a candidate application and must complete…

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