Education News

In July, two continuing education classes are being presented: Self-care Tune up for the Massage Therapist and Fundamentals of Fascial Therapy. Each class is NCBTMB approved and offered at either no cost or at a significantly reduced price for AMTA members.

Self-Care Tune-Up for the Massage Therapist
July 17, 2019
7:15pm – 9:15pm
2 NCBTMB approved CEs
Red Lion Hotel, Cromwell, Connecticut
Cost: Free to AMTA-CT members (check Eventbrite for out-of-state AMTA and non-member pricing)

Immediately following our Chapter meeting this summer, join us for a self-care class presented by massage educator, LMT and yoga instructor, Nikki Arel. This 2-hour class will address lazy postural habits and poor body mechanics many massage therapists develop.  Attendees will be taught ways of preparing and positioning their bodies to meet the demands of therapeutic work through yoga flow movements, core strengtheners and stretching.

Breathing exercises with a specific intention to either ground and relax or to raise the energy level of the therapist will be practiced as well.

Be sure to dress in loose, comfortable clothing to perform movement and hip/shoulder orientation exercises designed to save the therapist’s hands and body while gaining depth in their massage work.

No tables needed.

Get your tickets for Self-Care Tune-Up for the Massage Therapist here.

Fundamentals of Fascial Therapy
July 27, 2019
8:00am – 5:00pm (one hour lunch break)
Double Tree by Hilton, Bristol, Connecticut
8 NCBTMB approved CEs
Cost: $175 AMTA member, $275 non-member

Fascial Therapy education can deepen your understanding of restrictions and how to mobilize tissue and underlying structures.  The AMTA now offers a Fascial Therapy program to advance your skills in addressing postural problems, scar tissue, adhesions, limited ROM and athletic recovery. Classes in this comprehensive 19 credit program are offered both on-line and live.  The 8 credit live workshop is being presented here in Connecticut!

Pete Pfannerstill, international Myofascial Sports Massage instructor, teaches practical applications of Fascial Therapy through hands-on instruction and practice in this 8-hour class.  Together, the instructor and student will explore the different styles, techniques and philosophies of Fascial Therapy and resulting physiological responses.

Attendees are encouraged to complete the three Fascial Therapy Continuing Education Program online courses before taking the workshop. Learn at your own pace and earn up to 11 more CE credits online with classes focusing on the science of fascia, benefits and contraindications and techniques.

The courses of the AMTA Fascial Therapy Continuing Education Program can be taken on their own too.  You can choose what classes to take to advance your massage therapy practice. You’ll receive NCBTMB approved CEUs for the classes you complete. Click here to learn more about how the program works.

Workshop attendees should bring table, linens and oil or lotion. Please wear loose fitting sport shorts, sports bra or modest swimwear and sport shoes (no jeans, leggings, capris or sandals).

Register online at Regonline