Welcome to the AMTA – Vermont Chapter!

The AMTA VT chapter is a group of dedicated volunteer professional massage therapists working to advance the public’s understanding of the profound benefits of the massage therapy profession.  By furthering health and wellness within our communities, we strive to collaborate with other health care practitioners so all can benefit from the results of Massage Therapy.  Our Board of Directors meets quarterly and elections are at our annual meeting in November. We encourage our membership to know about our meetings, if you have input please contact any of our board members on the contact page.dsc03115

Our mission: To advance the profession of Massage Therapy by educating the community on the benefits of massage and providing continuing education to members while maintaining a professional approach balancing body, mind, and spirit.

Thank you to all who attended the Annual AMTA-VT Education Event!  We had a fabulous time.  


Our next Education Event at the Lake Morey Resort will be November 11-12th, 2017.  Please stay tuned for details.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming Events

Education Scholarship Application Deadline
Apr 30 all-day

Win a full scholarship to attend the AMTA Vermont Annual Education Event on November 11 and 12 at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT. The application is open to ALL professional AMTA members in good standing with your state chapter. Our White Elephant Auction at our November event funds this scholarship every year – in 2016 we raised enough money to provide TWO scholarships to the education event – one for an AMTA-VT member and one for an AMTA member from a surrounding state. Please read through the application for information and requirements. Scholarship Application

Spring 2017 Cadaver Anatomy Workshop @ Dartmouth Medical School
May 20 all-day
Spring 2017 Cadaver Anatomy Workshop @ Dartmouth Medical School | Hanover | New Hampshire | United States

Explore and refine your knowledge of human anatomy in this anatomy overview of the musculoskeletal system. This class will study embalmed cadavers that have dissected ahead of time. The format of this class will be a little lecture and alot of hands on, presented by Vickie Branch, DOPM, LMT.
SATURDAY MAY 20, 2017,

Geisel School of Medicine, 1 Rope Ferry Rd., Hanover, NH 03755

Each session is limited to 12 Participants.
Participants have the option of signing up for Half Day: $200 or All Day: $325

Upper Extremities: 9:00am – 12:30pm
9:00-9:30 Introductions / Lab procedures
9:30-10:45 osteology & arthrology. Muscle location: origin/insertion/action and nerve innervation of Upper Extremities
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:15 Continue with Upper extremities
12:15-12:30 Q&A; clean up

12:30-1:30 Lunch on your own

Lower Extremities: 1:30-5:00pm
1:30-2:00 Introductions / Lab procedures
2:00-3:15 Osteology & arthrology. Muscle location: origin/insertion/action and nerve innervation of Lower Extremities
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:45 Continue with Lower extremities
4:45-5:00 Q&A; clean up

Register for this Workshop here!

For more info or to register without using the above link, contact: Lj Stewart, President AMTA-VT


“Scoliosis-Theories & Practices” and “Flowers on a Stem-The Neck/Head in Yoga” @ Lake Morey Resort
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm

Two different 8 hours CE Classes by Presenter George Russell!

George Russell is a bodyworker, chiropractor and movement specialist based in New York. Save the Dates!

Scoliosis — Theories and Practices

Want some help strategizing and working on people with scoliosis? This class will start with a general overview of scoliosis, its origins and implications, and descriptions of some conventional and alternative treatments (including various types of exercise, bracing and surgeries). Class members will be mentored in strategies for helping patients with scoliosis.We’ll also work with movement and other bodywork approaches to increase ease, comfort and better alignment.
“Flower on a Stem – the Neck/Head in Yoga”

Many people’s neck trouble stems from the upper back, arms and pelvis. We’ll look at neck/head dysfunction from the standpoint of structural support, exploring how to assess and correct postures to establish a neck that extends the energy of the spine while standing or in other positions. We’ll also look at the ways that issues with the neck/head/face/jaw can work their way down the stem into the lower body.

This is a clinical class with lecture, discussion and observation. Bring a pillowcase and a pen.


Ortho-Bionomy with Cynthia Wood @ Lake Morey Resort
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm
Ortho-Bionomy with Cynthia Wood @ Lake Morey Resort | Stockton | California | United States

Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle form if body work that guides your body towards pain relief, natural alignment and renewed balance.

This class will be offered in twice, in 4 hour time slots.

Cynthia Wood is an Instructor and Advanced Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy.  More info coming soon!

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