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Decreasing Edema with Active Isolated Stretching

by Joshua Morton, LMP, MAISS, MMLT and Susan Guttzeit, LMP, MAISS One main key to understanding how to reduce edema lies in stimulating the lymphatic and venous systems. Circulation needs to be restored to deeper tissues, adhesions released, and scarring reduced and realigned. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by utilizing muscle contractions and stretching to create a pushing and pulling force within the vessels. The repeated muscle contractions and stretching that occur using the Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) method create exactly that - a gentle pumping action that promotes lymphatic and venous circulation. This action in turn reduces inflammation and edema. A…

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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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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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Report: 2012 AMTA-NV Chapter State Convention: Traditionally Yours!

The Nevada chapter’s 2012 educational event and Annual General Meeting was held with its trademarked member meeting and continuing education opportunity again this year, but at a new venue for the Convention. The Tuscany Suites & Casino in Las Vegas turned out to be a very good choice, according to some polled members, when it came to the site, room style, eats, and general feel for the purpose of a meeting and class.  The chapter was very happy to secure the venue in April and have Tuscany host the finer aspects of sleeping, eating (in the several restaurants), and attending…

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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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