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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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Marketing Strategies – Some Options & Some Considerations

Last time we talked about ways to market yourself and improve business.  This time, I want to spend a few lines discussing coupons, Groupons, and marketing strategies. Everyone is looking for a bargain nowadays.  We all shop at Walmart, or Costco, or we clip coupons to save money.  Have you thought how those companies make so much money?  The answer is very simple:  It is called “volume.” That’s it: volume.  If, during your week, you perform an average of 20 massages at $70 each, your gross income for that week, before expenses, is $1,400.  Obviously, if you want to make…

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Keeping A Sense Of Wonder

As I sit and ponder all things that bring wonder to life, it occurs to me that when tasks and duties are more controlled, our time is freed up to do the things in life that bring that sense of wonder.  I have met those people who always seem to have time to take a walk on the beach, spend time with family, or even just sit and be still, and, yet, they seem to juggle multiple duties and manage busy work schedules.  And yet so many of us are stressed to the max, with little or no time for…

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January 24, 2012

Southern Nevada Health District proposes new, additional regulation for Massage Therapy

Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) notified the public of their intent to ratify regulation of Massage Establishments, Reflexology Establishments, Massage Therapists, and Colon Hydrotherapists on January 10, 2012, in Southern Nevada, comprised of the county of Clark. The AMTA Nevada Chapter has reviewed the proposed legislation and can summarize the effects of the proposed regulation on its professional members – following are some main points of the regulation: Affects Reflexologists, Massage Therapists, Colon Hydrotherapists, and Massage Establishments. In addition to all Massage Establishments, requires outcall “licensed massage therapists” and “licensed reflexologists” to hold a “massage establishment Health Permit” Attempts to…

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AMTA National Officer Elections – Your Vote Counts!

Be among the professional members that shape our association. Vote for our national leaders. AMTA is the premier professional organization and needs top leadership to be a strong voice and guide us to the future. Your vote is needed to ensure that the organization, remains on top and continues to be well represented. Get to know the candidates by linking up with them on facebook, linked-in or twitter. Ask them questions or read what someone else asked. Find out what their vision and goals are for the future of AMTA and the massage profession.  If the candidate established any social…

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2011 AMTA-NV Annual Convention & Education Event – report

July 27, 2011 - The AMTA Nevada Chapter held its annual 2011 State Convention for its members and the profession at the Gold Coast Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, to promote professional Education & Community for the massage therapy industry. Attending the 3-day Event were Nevada Chapter members, Massage Therapy Professionals, and Massage Therapy Students alike, taking advantage of the presentations and continuing education opportunities the Chapter facilitated with some networking events like lunch, networking, Student Day, and professional development in the area of Chapter member activities planned in the future through its Annual General Chapter Member Meeting. Classes…

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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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