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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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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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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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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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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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Sponsors Show Appreciation for AMTA-Nevada Members at June 3rd, 2013, Annual Meeting

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.…

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