2018 AMTA Maine Chapter Fall Retreat Training

October 19, 2018 – October 21, 2018 all-day
Sunday River Jordan Hotel
ME 04261

This year we have 3 presenters for you to choose from.

All presenters are NCBTMB certified and all CEUs are NCBTMB approved.

Full registration includes hotel room with a roommate at the Sunday River Jordan Hotel, 5 meals, and up to 15 credit hours of continuing education for the AMTA member price of $265, AMTA student $200, and Non-member $365.    Other registration types are available.

George Russell from New York will teach 12 CEUs on “Skull, Jaw, Ears”.  Class description: The top of the spine, jaw, and skull are major areas of pain and misalignment.  This course approaches the ears, jaw and base of skull as a triangle of opportunity, wherein each area affects and can be affected by the other.  Relevant anatomy will be discussed, and techniques and approaches for opening up the jaw, sinuses, neck, and skull will be taught and practiced.   This is primarily a technique and discussion course and will involve working and being worked on.

(One must attend all 12 hours to receive CEUs,  Class begins Friday afternoon at 2 pm)

Greg Hurd from Massachusetts. will be teaching “Ethics” (3 CEUs), “Deep Tissue Massage Easily and Effectively” (6 CEUs),  and “Seated Massage” (3 CEUs).  Class descriptions: Ethics – As Massage Therapists, we are faced with professional issues and concerns with every massage we do; with our marketing;, our record keeping; and much more.  In this class we will choose specific, common concerns, clarify our concerns about these issues, and then explore why and how we react.  Do we understand how choices affect others? Are we clear on our intent when making decisions?

Deep Tissue Massage Easily and Effectively – It has been stated many times that massage is hard work and that several massage therapists quit after a few years because they hurt.  Experienced therapists may tell new therapists, “you will hurt from doing massage; it’s just part of the business”.  Those who say that are wrong.  The only way you will hurt from doing massage is if you have a pre-existing condition or if you massage incorrectly.  The common pains from massage are: neck pain, thumb pain, wrist pain, and back soreness.  Why does this happen?  Why this class?  What we are teaching is awareness and approach along with the mechanics specific to your body type.  

Seated Massage – Covered topics include being creative in the seated massage, massaging each area of the body with several different techniques, applying depth comfortable and without pain, approaches to massage in a regular chair,and some discussion of the business side of seated massage 

Judith DeLany from Florida will be teaching a 12 CEU neuromuscular class entitled “When Good Shoulders Go Bad”. Class Description: When a joint presents with a high degree of mobility, instability is an associated factor. The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body and an array of complications can result from poor habits of use, strain and trauma.

This course will explore the complex makeup of the shoulder joint and a variety of associated dysfunctions, syndromes, and surgeries. We will also look at how some habitual sport movements alter the shoulder forever. We will consider the primary glenohumeral joint muscles that cause shoulder pain and dysfunction with detailed anatomy support. A step-by-step treatment protocol will be demonstrated (supine, side-lying, prone) and a directed trade will help you to master the techniques and strategies for improving shoulder health.

(One must attend all 12 hours to receive CEUs.  Class begins Friday afternoon at 2 pm