2018 AMTA Illinois – Continuing Education Offerings
Your Massage Toolbox: Individual Techniques for the Cervical Spine with Mike Hovi
Saturday June 23, 2018 from 9am-12pm
FREE just register at www.regonline.com/ILJune23
* Attendees will need to bring linens, lotion, table. Attendees should wear comfortable attire, Sports bra, swim suite, halter top.
After class is the annual cookout, please feel free to stay and enjoy.
During this class, attendees will be introduced to approximately 15-20 individual massage techniques for the cervical spine. Each technique will be accompanied by a brief explanation as to how, when, and why each is utilized in a cervical treatment; what are the indications and contraindications for each technique; whether each technique is appropriate in a clinical based and/or wellness based session; and what are the anticipated effects of each technique. Along with each explanation, a demonstration of each technique and hands-on practice time will be incorporated into this “Tool Box” class for the cervical spine. Finally, there will be a brief review of the cervical anatomy.
3 in1 Bonus: Ethics, Aromatherapy, and Business Marketing with Felicia Brown, LMBT
Saturday July 14, 2018 from 8am-5pm Register Now: www.regonline.com/3in1
Early Bird $180 ends June 15, General Admission $200, Non-members $220
Ethics: Dealing with Inappropriate Clients and Sexual Situations
This class will offer students an overview of ways to handle and prevent sexually inappropriate clients and situations in and out of the treatment room. We will discuss common red flags of inappropriate clients and ways to diffuse potentially inappropriate client situations. We’ll also look at ways massage therapists may unknowingly or unintentionally sexualize a massage or create uncertainty/distrust with clients as well as how to communicate more clearly to prevent miscommunication and misinterpretation of intent during a massage.
Join Felicia Brown, LMBT for a fun, informative primer on the basics of adding aromatherapy to your massage, spa or wellness practice. Adding aromatherapy to your menu and tool box can be much simpler and more affordable than you think. With the addition of just a few oils, ideas and recipes, you can make every treatment more enjoyable, effective and profitable. Attendees will receive a FREE recipe booklet and take-home product from Bon Vital.
Free & Easy Ways to Promote Your Massage & Wellness Business
Many massage, spa and wellness professionals fail to market themselves effectively due to a number of factors. One common complaint is not having enough money. Though many advertising opportunities are costly and simply out of reach for many practitioners, there are many free and inexpensive ways to attract new clients and stay connected to existing contacts, patients and clientele. Join Business and Marketing Coach Felicia Brown, LMBT for 3 hours of practical, profitable promotions, actual case studies and other creative ideas to fill your appointment book and bank account.
Sponsored by AMTA-IL Chapter with instructor Sarah Preusker
REFLEXOLOGY CLASS – Lymphatic System
“Manzanares Method of Reflexology”
December 1, 2018 9am-6pm $160.00 but ONLY $20 down*
Located @ Tribe, 1819 W Belmont, Chicago, Il. 60657
8 CE’s approved by ARCB and Sponsored by AMTA, NCBTMB available.
The Manzanares method of Reflexology course offers the opportunity to understand the latest science behind reflexology. You will work with a partner and learn to apply precise reflexology technique on the feet. Prepare to give and to receive! Use this technique to enhance client-care and self-care. Class focus is foot reflex point locations for the lymphatic system.
* Cost of class: $20 down and remainder $140 due by December 1, 2018.
Confirmation email will follow to provide all details and payment instruction/options. Payment made easy and can also be paid at the class to Sarah Preusker.