2017 AMTA-NY Annual Convention

  • Healing from the Core - Lori Chinitz (24 CE credits)
    04/06/17
    2:30 pm
  • Lymphatic Balancing Total Balance - Kerry K'Ambrogio (20 CE credits)
    04/07/17
    8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Advanced Techniques for the Head and Neck - Eric Stephenson (8 CE credits)
    04/07/17
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    - DESCRIPTION OF CLASS: Along with the back, the head and neck is always one of clients’ favorite places to be massaged. Often times as therapists, we fall into the same old routines in this area of the body; the same old strokes and techniques. This entire day of head and neck work will combine Deep Tissue techniques to the sternocleidomasiod, scalenes, multifidi, trapezius, levator scapulae, splenius capitis; along with wonderfully relaxing Swedish stokes as well as stretching. Leave this focused workshop with a brand new set of tools to immediately start using in your practice. • Deep Tissue techniques to address cervical facet dysfunction, forward head posture, headaches and limitations in ease/quality/range of motion • Range of motion testing for the head and neck • Anatomy review and target areas for specific conditions • Active and passive stretching techniques • Core Body Mechanics for career longevity
  • Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage Assessment (Orthopedic and Palpation) - Joe Muscolino (4 CE credits)
    04/07/17
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - The thoracic spine is incredibly important toward back function, and is often the originating cause of neck pain. In this workshop, you will learn how to accurately assess this region with postural, orthopedic, and palpation assessment techniques (Note: Although this workshop can be taken separately, it is part of a series of four workshops on the thoracic spine and rib cage offered at this convention.) Student should bring 1. Massage table with face cradle 2. Stool 3. Bolster and pillow 4. Sheets and face cradle cover 5. Water-based lotion 6. Soft foam cushion (approx. 6×10 inches) or bath towel 7. Participants should wear a button down shirt that can be worn backwards for access to the back
  • Integrated Approach to Positional Release for the Lower Body – Lee Albert (4 CE credits)
    04/07/17
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - IPT skillfully combines the application of two well-established and clinically recognized treatment approaches, Strain-Counterstrain (SCS) and Muscle Energy Techniques (MET). Specifically developed to address chronic and acute neuromuscular pain and improve musculoskeletal functions and range. Strain-Counterstrain (SCS) - the slackening or shortening of a contracted muscle to achieve muscle relaxation /release. Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) - the isometric contraction and release of a targeted muscle, followed by gentle assisted stretching to achieve muscle lengthening. These two treatment approaches recognize that most adverse neuromuscular conditions are caused by muscles that are either too short or too long, resulting in musculoskeletal imbalances that pull the body out of proper alignment- subsequently creating tissue compression, inflammation and pain that can encompass nerves, muscles and bones. Since all muscles are attached to bones and other connective tissue providing skeletal stability and support, muscle imbalances due to muscle tension, trauma, repetitive or improper use can lead to excess muscle shortening or lengthening, allowing for the movement of skeletal components that create postural misalignments, musculoskeletal stresses and pain. The focus of this class is on the lower body.
  • Pathology: Cardiovascular & Neurological Diseases – Susan Salvo (4 CE credits)
    04/07/17
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - NAME OF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS: Cardiovascular & neurological diseases are among the most prevalent diseases in the country. Massage pathology expert Susan Salvo will discuss these common diseases, their complications, and their treatment measures including medication use. You will then learn how to formulate client-centered and condition-appropriate treatment plans that may include modifications of position and/or technique. As a bonus, Susan will share with you first aid measures for stroke, heart attack, and seizures, and take a closer look at cautionary sites. Objectives/Learning Outcomes – At the end of the course, attendees will be able to: 1) Identify modifications for deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, orthostatic hypotension, atherosclerosis, previous heart attack, & congestive heart failure. 2) Identify modifications for autism, migraine headaches, anxiety & depression, Alzheimer & Parkinson diseases, herniated & bulging disks, and neuropathy. 3) List first aid measures for heart attack, stroke, and seizures. 4) List reasons why deep prolonged pressure and aggressive techniques should be avoided over cautionary sites.
  • Migraine Miracle, Cold Stone Therapy Massage – Kelly Lott (4 CE credits)
    04/07/17
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - 60 million people a year (1 in 6) suffer from headaches and an increasing number want a more natural yet powerful way to get relief. The heart of the Migraine Miracle® is the holistic fusion of custom designed cold marble stones that contour along key headache sites comfortably to decrease the pressure of dilated blood vessels, specially blended essential oils with combinations developed specifically to counteract the top four headache causes and headache point release techniques. This treatment is a harmonious therapeutic approach for all kinds of headache pain. Workshop includes a lecture on symptoms, how to recognize triggers of migraines, demonstration and hands on practice to perform the 30 minute treatment. Student Requirements: Please do not wear perfume, perfumed body lotion, cologne, essential oils or base makeup. Massage table with bolster 1 set of sheets 2 bath towels 1 hand towel 2 washcloths (dark color preferred) 1 medium size metal bowl or square baking pan 1 blanket (per table)
  • Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage Body Mechanics for Deep Pressure – Joe Muscolino (4 CE credits)
    04/07/17
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    - Working the thoracic spine and rib cage region is often the key to unlocking not only the client’s back pain, but their neck pain as well. In this workshop, you will learn practical and effective techniques so that you can work from your core so you work smarter instead of harder. (Note: Although this workshop can be taken separately, it is part of a series of four workshops on the thoracic spine and rib cage offered at this convention.) Student should bring 1. Massage table with face cradle 2. Stool 3. Bolster and pillow 4. Sheets and face cradle cover 5. Water-based lotion 6. Soft foam cushion (approx. 6×10 inches) or bath towel 7. Participants should wear a button down shirt that can be worn backwards for access to the back
  • Integrated Approach to Positional Release for the Upper Body – Lee Albert (4 CE credits)
    04/07/17
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    - IPT skillfully combines the application of two well-established and clinically recognized treatment approaches, Strain-Counterstrain (SCS) and Muscle Energy Techniques (MET). Specifically developed to address chronic and acute neuromuscular pain and improve musculoskeletal functions and range. Strain-Counterstrain (SCS) - the slackening or shortening of a contracted muscle to achieve muscle relaxation /release. Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) - the isometric contraction and release of a targeted muscle, followed by gentle assisted stretching to achieve muscle lengthening. These two treatment approaches recognize that most adverse neuromuscular conditions are caused by muscles that are either too short or too long, resulting in musculoskeletal imbalances that pull the body out of proper alignment- subsequently creating tissue compression, inflammation and pain that can encompass nerves, muscles and bones. Since all muscles are attached to bones and other connective tissue providing skeletal stability and support, muscle imbalances due to muscle tension, trauma, repetitive or improper use can lead to excess muscle shortening or lengthening, allowing for the movement of skeletal components that create postural misalignments, musculoskeletal stresses and pain. The focus of this class is on the upper body.
  • Pharmacology and Massage – Susan Salvo (4 CE credits)
    04/07/17
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    - DESCRIPTION OF CLASS: Many, if not most, of your clients take medications regularly. Reasons why they take medications include pain, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression. Some of these medications impact the massage session. This course gives you important guidelines on how to minimize the risk of massage techniques aggravating medication side effects. Included is information on medications that require special attention and which drug side effects require referral. Pharmacology and Massage will give you the information you need to make safe practice decisions. Objectives/Learning Outcomes - At the end of the course, attendees will be able to: 1) Use interview strategies to ascertain medications their clients use, how medications are administered, and medication side effects. 2) Modify massage techniques for clients who administer drugs through various routes. 3) Modify massage techniques for clients who take anti-inflammatories, pain killers, hypoglycemics, anti-diabetics, cardiovascular and respiratory agents, hormone replacement therapies, and mood stabilizers. 4) Identify potentially serious drug side effects and when to refer clients to appropriate health care providers.
  • Just a Little Bit Pregnant! Introduction to Pregnancy Massage - Kelly Lott (4 CE credits)
    04/07/17
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    - Learn safe, effective techniques that women need for a happy, healthy pregnancy. One hour lecture of contraindications, precautions and anatomical changes in pregnant women. Demonstrations of how to assist pregnant clients safely on and off the massage table. Demonstrations of two techniques in semi recline position for round ligament pain and hand edema. Demonstrations of two techniques in side-lying position for low back and pelvis and sciatic pain.
  • Facial Massage - Kelly Lott (8 CE credits)
    04/08/17
    8:40 am - 5:30 pm
    - Students will learn how to perform a 1 hour and a 30 minute Hydrotherapy Face Toning massage treatment while sitting down the entire time. After a demonstration, the entire class time is devoted to learning, practicing and receiving a sequential series of massage strokes that affects the facial muscles, along with tightening and toning of the neck and upper chest. This treatment has helped clients with Bells Palsy, strokes and facial nerve damage. Clients will see a tonal difference in their skin and muscles after the very first treatment. Students will also use warm moist towels for face, neck and feet during the treatment. Great method for massage therapists to give tired hands a break. As part of tuition, students will receive extensive how-to hand-outs, 12 facial towels and sample facial massage Requirements: Please do not wear base makeup or perfume/cologne Massage table/bolster 2 sets of sheets 3 bath towels hand towels 1 medium size metal bowl 1 blanket
  • Deep Tissue Techniques to Enliven Your Practice – Eric Stephenson (4 CE credits)
    04/08/17
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - DESCRIPTION OF CLASS: A package of dynamic techniques your clients will love! This hands-on workshop teaches therapists a variety of myofascial release, trigger point, and active engagement techniques for all regions of the body. These can be immediately integrated into a massage practice. This is our most popular workshop with a heavy focus on core body mechanics and ergonomics. • Core Body Mechanics using proper alignment and hand position • “No Thumbs” Deep Tissue Techniques • specific techniques to address common complaints including plantar fascitis, lower back pain, tennis/golf elbow, shin splints and many more • to contact often neglected, intrinsic musculature to include pectoralis minor, serratus anterior, subscapularis and the iliopsoas • active and passive range of motion tests
  • Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage Stretching – Joe Muscolino (4 CE credits)
    04/08/17
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    - The thoracic spine and rib cage are incredibly important to back and neck function. In this workshop, you will learn how to perform beginner, intermediate and advanced stretching techniques to this region. The emphasis is on figuring out how to most effectively stretch each muscle of the client instead of having to memorize stretching protocols. (Note: Although this workshop can be taken separately, it is part of a series of four workshops on the thoracic spine and rib cage offered at this convention.) Student should bring 1. Massage table with face cradle 2. Stool 3. Bolster and pillow 4. Sheets and face cradle cover 5. Water-based lotion 6. Soft foam cushion (approx. 6×10 inches) or bath towel 7. Participants should wear a button down shirt that can be worn backwards for access to the back
  • Freeing the Neck: A 3D Approach – George Russell (4 CE credits)
    04/08/17
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - To introduce the neck as a 3-dimensional volume, connected to and inseparable from its neighbors. To teach an order for addressing it beginning with freeing fascia and ending with activating muscle, all with the ultimate goal of integrating physical changes with nervous system learning.
  • Business & Marketing: Gain the Edge – Susan Salvo (0 NY CE credits, 4 NCBTMB Credits)
    04/08/17
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - DESCRIPTION OF CLASS:– Technology has changed the way we do business. To stay competitive, therapists must keep up with the most cutting edge technologies while retaining the soft skills of compassion, communication, and ethics that are often lost in the digital age. With a host of business awards, massage expert Susan Salvo will deliver one of the best businesses class you have ever taken. She combines the tried-and-true basics of personal service with innovative digital technologies – websites, blogs, social media, apps and more. This class will show you how to apply your “soft side” to business and marketing. Objectives/Learning Outcomes – At the end of the course, attendees will be able to: 1) Craft a mission statement that defines what you want to accomplish with each client and with your career as you journey through life. 2) Identify different types of professional profiles and learn how to write ones that attract clients. 3) Categorize website essentials by content and distinguish good design from bad design. 4) Describe the importance of social media and how to use principles of digital citizenship to market services and products ethically.
  • Deep Tissue Made Easy – Eric Stephenson (4 CE credits)
    04/08/17
    1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    - DESCRIPTION OF CLASS:– According to the 2014 Entry Level Analysis Project (ELAP) research, "40-50% of massage school graduates exit the field within 24 months after graduation." One of the biggest reasons therapists leave the profession is unrealistic expectations about the physical nature of massage. Performing deeper work often leaves us exhausted and in pain. This class provides you with the skills to deliver deeper work with less effort and at the same time, avoid injury. This will include a thorough exploration of body mechanics, ergonomics and performing the work without the use of thumbs. Whether you are beginning your career or have been in practice for years, learn how to exceed your client's expectations and continue practicing massage for years to come. • Core Body Mechanics using proper alignment and hand position • “No Thumbs” Deep Tissue Techniques • to contact deep layer musculature safely and effectively • techniques for all regions of the body • concepts for table height, lubricant and leverage
  • Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage Joint Mobilization – Joe Muscolino (4 CE credits)
    04/08/17
    1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    - Arthrofascial stretching (AFS; soft tissue Grade IV joint mobilization for manual therapists) is the most powerful technique available to most massage therapists toward unlocking rigidity of the client’s thoracic spine and rib cage. It is the only method that can release individual hypomobile segments of the spine. Learn how to perform this technique safely and effectively. Learning how to mobilize the client’s thoracic spine and rib cage is often the key to resolving not only middle and upper back pain, but neck pain as well. (Note: Although this workshop can be taken separately, it is part of a series of four workshops on the thoracic spine and rib cage offered at this convention.) Student should bring 1. Massage table with face cradle 2. Stool 3. Bolster and pillow 4. Sheets and face cradle cover 5. Water-based lotion 6. Soft foam cushion (approx. 6×10 inches) or bath towel 7. Participants should wear a button down shirt that can be worn backwards for access to the back
  • Spinning the Hip – George Russell (4 CE credits)
    04/08/17
    1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    - The hip’s movement involves numerous muscles and relates to the S/I, the low back, ankle and knee. And the hip is not in the front, or the side, or the back – it’s the whole connection between the torso and the legs. We’ll review anatomy and postural analysis, discuss problems, and learn new techniques for mobilizing and releasing the hip and its neighbors. Objectives: To introduce the hip and disambiguate its definitions. Understanding how the client understands the hip. Basic anatomy of the hip and its neighbors, and the clinical relationship of the hip to the rest of the body. Learning basic maneuvers to address the joint, its muscles, and relevant ligaments.
  • Massage and Research: The New Frontier – Susan Salvo (4 CE credits)
    04/08/17
    1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    - DESCRIPTION OF CLASS:– Research has become a vital part of our profession. It has changed our understanding about how massage produces its effects. Massage research has also given us a seat at the healthcare table. Join author, researcher, and practicing therapist Susan Salvo as she takes you through the research process, explores how scientific investigations are conducted, and how to determine when a study warrants a change in how you practice. This class will deepen your understanding, broaden your horizons, improve the efficacy of your current practice, and show you how to keep up-to-date with new discoveries. This is a great class for all therapists from recent graduates to massage veterans. Objectives/Learning Outcomes – At the end of the course, attendees will be able to: 1) Define research, research literacy, and basic terms used when discussing investigations. 2) Identify steps used in the research process and give examples of each as if you were designing a massage therapy study. 3) Classify different types of periodicals, how to locate research, read, and interpret a published study. 4) Discuss the importance of evidence-based practice and discern the quality of the evidence. 5) Identify research-based massage effects and massage research using specific populations and how to apply findings into professional practice to improve treatment outcomes.
  • Labor and Post-partum Massage – Kelly Lott (4 CE credits)
    04/09/17
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm
    - Learn safe, effective techniques that women need for a happy, healthy pregnancy. One hour lecture of contraindications, precautions and anatomical changes in pregnant women. Demonstrations of how to assist pregnant clients safely on and off the massage table. Demonstrations of two techniques in semi recline position for round ligament pain and hand edema. Demonstrations of two techniques in side-lying position for low back and pelvis and sciatic pain.
  • Where it is, it Ain't – Successfully Treating Lower Back Pain – Eric Stephenson (4 CE credits)
    04/09/17
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm
    - DESCRIPTION OF CLASS: Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in our lives. This class will focus on the many competing forces that pull on the pelvis and how they contribute to lower back pain. With a detailed anatomy review, we discover how the pain is often at a distant point from the problem. Learning to recognize a posterior/anterior tilt of the pelvis, the content will address musculature using Deep Tissue techniques, joint mobilization and stretching exercises that can be implemented immediately into a practice. OUTCOME AND OBJECTIVES: Students will learn: • how interconnected fascial planes create back pain • to recognize an anterior/posterior pelvic tilt • the relationship between facilitated and inhibited musculature • Deep Tissue techniques for the quadratus lumborum, iliopsoas, rectus femoris, plantar fascia and the hamstrings
  • Techniques to Work the Psoas – Joe Muscolino (4 CE credits)
    04/09/17
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm
    - After a brief review of the structure and function of the psoas major, this course is a hands-on experience with techniques for assessment (palpation) and treatment (manual therapy and stretching) of the psoas major. Palpation and manual therapy treatment of the psoas major will be shown in supine, seated, side-lying, 3/4 side-lying, and prone positions. Multiple stretch protocols will also be demonstrated and practiced. Student should bring 1. Massage table with face cradle 2. Stool 3. Bolster and pillow 4. Sheets and face cradle cover 5. Water-based lotion 6. Soft foam cushion (approx. 6×10 inches) or bath towel 7. Participants should wear a button down shirt that can be worn backwards for access to the back
  • Pour Don’t Push: How to Massage with Greater Depth and Ease – David Lobenstine (4 CE credits)
    04/09/17
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm
    - Do you forget your client’s name a few minutes into the session? Are your forearms achy, your shoulders exhausted? Chances are, you are trying too hard. Here you will un-learn our most counterproductive habit: the therapist’s tendency to try and push our client into feeling better. Instead, we will pour into the client. You will rediscover your most powerful therapeutic tools – your breath and your body weight – and how to work as deep as you need with less strain.
  • Ethics; The Heart of Massage Therapy – Susan Salvo (4 CE credits)
    04/09/17
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm
    - NAME OF CLASS: Ethics; The Heart of Massage Therapy DESCRIPTION OF CLASS: Ethics is doing the right thing at the right time for the right reason. Every massage therapist has encountered awkward situations. Did you know what to do? Massage expert Susan Salvo will expand your perceptions by playing your personal devil’s advocate. You’ll navigate the world of ethics where your own prejudice or a client’s motivation can change how you approach a situation. Using informed consent as the discussion platform, you will gain a deeper understanding of the consent process while improving the quality of client care. This will be the most interesting ethics class you will ever take

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Instructor

Welcome to the 2017 AMTA-NY Annual Convention

Our 2017 convention will be held April 6th-9th and is your chance to explore many different techniques.  We are bringing you modalities from a broad spectrum of the massage world.  Thus, you’ll see a 24 hour  Healing From the Core class, a 20 hour intensive course in Lymphatic Balancing , massage for migraine relief, positional release therapy, as well as the orthopedic massage, business and research classes.  You’ll be able to acquire as many as 24 CEH’s in one weekend toward the NYS required 36 in three years!

In addition to all the learning opportunities, we’ll have many interesting vendors, daily nutritious breakfasts, Friday lunch with our annual business meeting, chapter elections, and a fabulous dinner/dance on Saturday that always is fun and entertaining.  The last and, for some, the best part of your annual convention is meeting old friends, making new ones, and the networking that occurs.

Classes have limited space availability and do close out!  So, register early.

REGISTER BEFORE MARCH 15 AND SAVE $50!!

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