The AMTA-WI Chapter is a non-profit, professional massage therapy association with over 2,000 members. Our Chapter’s motto is Promoting Wellness Through Massage. As a state chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association, which has over 90,000 members, we strive to make available to our members the highest quality continuing education providers (at discounts of up to 100%!), to keep them informed of relevant Wisconsin news, and to market massage with AMTA Members to the general public. This we do through semi-annual meetings, regular newsletters, monthly emails, social media and our chapter website.
AMTA Wisconsin Chapter Calendar
AMTA Wisconsin Chapter Spring Convention April 1-3, 2022
Par 5 Resort and Conference Center
250 West Church Street Mishicot, Wi 54228 920.755.4000
Single/Double Rooms $109.00 + tax to include a hot breakfast buffet ask for the AMTA block
Precision Somatic Kinematics with Doug Nelson and Seth Will
Friday, April 1, 2022 8am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm 8 credits
Class Description: Clients love the integration of movement into massage sessions; these movements are both playful and yet very powerful. The effect on the nervous system is deeply relaxing, a perfect complement to both relaxation massage and highly specific soft-tissue techniques. For the client, it adds an element of movement exploration that makes the massage more interesting and enjoyable. For the therapist, Precision Kinematics can be used to transition from one massage technique to another, to integrate new range of motion possibilities after treatment, or to clarify where to direct further specific treatment.
Sciatic Solutions with Doug Nelson and Seth Will
Saturday April 2, 2022 8am to 12pm, 130pm to 530pm 8 credits
Class Description: Clients who present with sciatic pain are often the most perplexing and challenging cases seen by massage therapists. We know that there must be other options besides surgery, but overly simplistic approaches like aggressive treatment of the piriformis often make symptoms worse, not better. What are the most effective and efficient soft-tissue approaches for these clients who desperately need our help? We have revised this section of the Neural Mobilization seminar to have a sharp and very practical focus on issues of the sciatic nerve. Participants will leave with a deep understanding of the nature of neural pain and how soft tissue strategies can be of enormous benefit. That deep knowledge and resulting array of possible strategies can then be broadly applied to other neural issues as well. This one day training can revitalize your practice and provide hope and relief to clients who had neither.
Nerve Dysfunctions of the Upper Body with Doug Nelson and Seth Will
Sunday April 3, 2022 8am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm 8 credits
Class Description: It is not uncommon for clients to present with neural symptoms down the arm- tingling, numbness, and sometimes a burning feeling. There are often little resources for these clients in the traditional medical system. There is much that precise soft tissue treatment can do to positively affect these symptoms, but the therapist must first deeply understand the mechanisms of neural issues. In this one day seminar, you will attain a deep understanding of why symptoms happen and what you can do about it. Your clients will deeply appreciate the help you can give them.
Peter Hess® Sound Massage Level I Training with Gina Armstrong
Saturday, April 2, 2022 8am to 12pm, 130pm to 530pm and Sunday, April 3, 2022 8am to 12pm, 1pm to 315pm 15.25 Credit Hours
Class Description: This course is open to anyone who wants to learn the basics of the Peter Hess® Sound Massage including, health and wellness professionals who intend to pursue training in Sound Massage®, as well as individuals who want to help their loved ones – spouses, children, family members, pets, and friends to alleviate symptoms of stress including:
- Tension and the accompanying aches, Insomnia
- Trouble falling asleep
- Pain – including joint and back pain
- Menstrual cramps
- More energy
- and a whole lot more
The benefits you can expect are astounding! As an added benefit, every time you administer a basic sound massage, you will also benefit from the treatment — doing good for others, while doing something good for yourself.
Structural Essentials: Abdomen, Chest and Breath with Debra Dower
April 1-2, 2022 9am to 12pm, 130pm to 530pm and April 3, 2022 8am to 12pm 18 credits
Class Description: The breath is an essential food for life and its passage in and out of the body can be compromised by structural issues in the trunk. The trunk must also act to support the shoulders as well as the neck and head. Its position and relationship with the pelvis can therefore be vital for correct mechanics of the upper limbs and head, neck and jaw.
This course focuses on ribcage and thoracic spine mechanics, and includes:
- The anatomy and physiology of the breath
- Various therapeutic views of the ‘normal’ breath
- Techniques for abdominal fasciae, ribs, vertebral rib joints, and mediastinal visceral tissues, scalenes, and lumbar muscles
- Techniques for facilitation of the ‘breath wave’ into the front, back, and sides, as well as into each ‘quadrant’ of the rib cage
Evidence-Informed Practice and Common Pathologies with Susan Salvo
Friday, April 1, 2022 8am to 12pm, 1pm to 3pm 6 credits
Class Description: Using evidence and research in treatment planning has become a vital part of our profession. Learn how to search for evidence and use research to solve clinical questions and improve treatment outcomes. Then we will discuss common pathologies such as diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and mental disorders of anxiety/depression. This information-packed course will deepen your understanding of massage and advance the safety and efficacy of your practice.
Pharmacology and Massage with Susan Salvo
Friday, April 1, 2022 330pm to 530pm 2 credits
Class Description: Many, if not most, of your clients take medications regularly. Reasons why they take medications include management of chronic pain, diabetes, anxiety, and depression. Some medications impact the massage session. This course gives you important practice guidelines. Included is information on medications that require special attention and which drug side effects require referral.
Special Populations: Pregnancy, Geriatrics, and Hospice Care with Susan Salvo
Saturday, April 2, 2022 8am to 12pm, 130pm to 530pm 8 credits
Class Description: Quality information and knowing how to use it is the difference between a good and a great massage therapist. This class gives you both. You will learn about challenges these populations face and how to best serve them through massage. Included is the most current information about safe practice and risk management. Susan is eager to share what she has learned through her research, writings, and clinical experiences. You will re-enter your practice with a deeper understanding and new skill set for your clients who are pregnant, who are over 65 years of age, or who are in hospice care.
Ethics in Professional Practice with Susan Salvo
Sunday, April 3, 2022 8am to 12pm, 1pm to 3pm 6 credits
Class Description: Ethics is doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason. The professional relationship forms the basis of all treatment approaches and the quality of this relationship depends on our capacity for empathy and cultural competency. In this class, you will gain a better understanding of consent, health literacy, rights and responsibilities, duty of care, mandatory reporting, HIPAA and social media, and how to make ethical decisions. This will be the most interesting ethics class you will ever take.
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Lunch will be included on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and reception on Saturday evening.
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