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Mar
10
Sat
Entrapment vs Impingement; Syndromes in the Upper and Lower Extremity. Who’s squeezing who? @ One Epic Place
Mar 10 @ 9:30 am – Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm

When: March 10-11, 2018
Time: 9:30-6:30
Where:  One EPIC Place  122 Main St. New Paltz, NY 12561
CE’s 16

Description:
As massage therapists in today’s world we are often faced with clients that present with chronic conditions related to their posture, exercise habits and work postures. In this 2-day class students will learn about 3 common entrapment and impingement syndromes,   sciatica, shoulder or rotator cuff impingement and thoracic outlet syndrome. These syndromes affect numerous individuals for different reasons and can be positively resolved through appropriate and detailed massage therapy techniques.
In this class we will look at each syndrome, understand causes, review anatomy and learn sequences of massage techniques that can lead to reduction of symptoms and positive outcomes.

PRESENTER: Ericka Clinton

Ericka Clinton is a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist. She obtained her license in 1998 after earning a Massage Therapy Diploma from the Swedish Institute. She has been a faculty member and administrator at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City since 2000. She currently serves as the Dean for the Massage Therapy Program. As a member of the faculty she has taught practical classes in both Western and Eastern modalities and supervised clinical internships and externships.

Ericka maintains a private practice as a massage therapist, and has worked as a massage therapist for NY Presbyterian Medical Center’s Integrative Medicine Program and from 2011-2013 worked at the Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center run by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Ericka received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesthetic Neuroscience in 2015 from Empire State College. She and has continued studying various forms of structural and myofascial bodywork. She currently teaches a variety of continuing education courses for Massage Therapists in NY and outside the US. Her courses cover various topics such as oncology massage, Shiatsu, medical massage, anatomy and working with special populations.

She has participated in research projects related to massage therapy as a principal investigator and interviewer. Ericka has also appeared twice on the Martha Stewart Living Radio program and contributed to various articles on massage therapy.

Have Questions?

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE CHAPTER OFFICE AT: 585-582-6208 OR OFFICE@AMTA-NY.ORG

Pricing
Early registration ends February 23, 2018, so register today!

Member Rate:
Early: $240 | Regular: $400

Non-Member Rate:
Early: $400 | Regular: $560

Payments of cash will not be accepted at the door – only checks or credit cards.

CEH’s will be granted only to those who register and attend the entire class. No partial credit can/will be awarded.

Cancellations of more than 14 days prior to a class are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations less than 14 days are not refundable, but monies less a $100 processing fee may be applied to any future AMTA-NY Chapter event. No shows are not eligible for refund or use on future classes. Cancellations are based on post mark or email date and all cancellations must be in writing. Exceptions made only with approval of the AMTA-NY Chapter Board of Directors. Continuing Education Credit Certificates given only upon successful completion of class. No partial credit will be issued. Partial refunds for non-completed classes given only in emergency situations and with Chapter President’s approval.

AMTA New York Chapter is an Approved Provider for continuing Education by the NYSED Office of the Professions State Board for Massage Therapy (#003)
and by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) (#450787-08).

We welcome all licensed massage therapists and currently enrolled massage therapy students to our classes, however per New York State law, you must have a New York State massage therapy license to participate in the hands-on portions. (Currently enrolled students may participate in hands-on if accompanied by their school instructor.)

Mar
27
Tue
NY Fire Fighter Burn Center’s Spring Event, CSMT Volunteer Opportunity @ New York Hospital
Mar 27 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

When: ​ Tuesday, ​March 27, 2018
8:30am ​- ​2:00pm
Where: ​ New ​York ​Hospital
525 ​East ​68th ​Street
New ​York, ​New ​York ​ ​10021
Contact: ​Eve ​Bucca ​E: ​ ​erbucca@aol.com ​ ​ ​(914) ​907-5411
​In ​1975, ​two ​FDNY ​firefighters ​started ​the ​New ​York ​Fire ​Fighter’s ​Burn ​Center ​Foundation ​(NYFFBCF) ​and ​in ​conjunction ​with ​NY ​Hospital, ​began ​building ​a ​state-of-the ​art ​burn ​center ​for ​firefighters ​and ​the ​public. ​Please ​go ​to: ​nyffburncenter.com ​click ​”on ​about ​us” ​and ​click ​on ​their ​history ​and ​beginning.

> ​If ​you ​volunteer ​for ​this ​event, ​you ​will ​be ​welcomed ​with ​cheers ​and ​smiles.

Apr
13
Fri
CST Basic Elements 1 “Rhythm and Dural Tube” @ Swedish Institute, New York City, NY
Apr 13 – Apr 15 all-day

Event website: www.CSTAlliance.com click on “Curriculum, BE1” for class details

Teacher: Gina Flores, LMT, CSTA-CP of the CST Alliance
Price: $498.00* USD (Visa, MC accepted)

NON-AMTA-NY EVENT

CEUs: 18 NCBTMB, New York state approved

Description:
In this three-day class the craniosacral system is introduced in basic detail, including anatomy, physiology and method, with particular focus on the intraspinal membranes and the sacrum.

Topics include:
– the osteopathic origins of this gentle modality
– palpation by anatomical location
– perception of the craniosacral rhythm
– knowledge and delivery of manual CST techniques
– characteristics of energy and intention
– physiology of tissue release
– treatment rationale
– professional ethics
– clinical applications and implementation

The attending student will be able to immediately apply basic CST methods to their practice that facilitate therapeutic change in the fascia of the body and the peripheral nervous system. In addition to practitioners, parents and sponsors of children and other loved ones with special needs can learn a safe, simple therapeutic touch that can be of help to those on a healing journey.

Study guides will be provided at the class. Required text for the class is the CST Handbook which can be purchased online at www.CSTAlliance.com in advance or at the registration desk on the first day of class. You can also order one by calling 603-948-2820.

*Special Offer:
For students who attend our 6 hour “CST Exploration Day” introductory workshop on January 20 at the Swedish Institute and then register for this three-day BE1 class, they can deduct $50 off the $498 BE1 registration fee.

Questions about this class or want to register?
Please phone Jill at the CST Alliance, 603-948-2820.
You can also email her at AshPT@aol.com

May
3
Thu
2018 AMTA-NY Convention @ Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – May 6 @ 3:00 pm

I want to personally invite you to this year’s AMTA-NY Chapter Convention and annual business meeting!

Convention offers a great opportunity for quality education at an affordable price.  Most often, that is the single factor considered when making the decision to attend.
However, convention offers so many other great opportunities;
-Shopping at vendor hall for unique items that pertain to our profession
-Joining one of our volunteer groups like our Sports Massage Team, Community Service Massage Team, and/or Emergency Response Team
-Meeting and networking with great people who frequently become life-long friends!

We sometimes forget that AMTA-NY is more than a place to get your insurance and continuing education.  It’s a “community” of LMT’s… our community!  And this year’s theme, “Together in Touch” is meant to remind us of that bond. Mentorship and networking are some of the most valuable benefits of membership. Conversing with therapists from all over the state, sharing experiences and ideas at convention has helped me grow as a professional and I know you can receive many benefits as well.

Join us this year, enjoy a free lunch at our annual business meeting, attend some great educational classes and take advantage of this yearly tradition when we once again are “Together in Touch”!

I look forward to seeing you there!

Nick Bodkin, LMT
AMTA-NY Chapter, President

Register by April 2 to take advantage of the early rate.  Additionally, register by March 5 and get this free gift.

Click here to:

See the 2018 AMTA-NY Convention at-a-Glance: the convention schedule, classes and instructor

AMTA_2018_Convention Registration Form and rates

Register for the entire convention

-Register for a la carte classes (not attending the entire convention)

2018 AMTA-NY Convention-A la Carte classes (Not attending the entire convention) @ Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – May 6 @ 3:00 pm

I want to personally invite you to this year’s AMTA-NY Chapter Convention and annual business meeting!

Convention offers a great opportunity for quality education at an affordable price.  Most often, that is the single factor considered when making the decision to attend.
However, convention offers so many other great opportunities;
-Shopping at vendor hall for unique items that pertain to our profession
-Joining one of our volunteer groups like our Sports Massage Team, Community Service Massage Team, and/or Emergency Response Team
-Meeting and networking with great people who frequently become life-long friends!

We sometimes forget that AMTA-NY is more than a place to get your insurance and continuing education.  It’s a “community” of LMT’s… our community!  And this year’s theme, “Together in Touch” is meant to remind us of that bond. Mentorship and networking are some of the most valuable benefits of membership. Conversing with therapists from all over the state, sharing experiences and ideas at convention has helped me grow as a professional and I know you can receive many benefits as well.

Join us this year, enjoy a free lunch at our annual business meeting, attend some great educational classes and take advantage of this yearly tradition when we once again are “Together in Touch”!

I look forward to seeing you there!

Nick Bodkin, LMT
AMTA-NY Chapter, President

Click here to:

See the 2018 AMTA-NY Convention at-a-Glance: the convention schedule, classes and instructors

Register for the entire convention

-Register for a la carte classes (not attending the entire convention)

May
5
Sat
Annual Brain Tumor Caregiver Training Workshop-Rochester @ Rochester Memorial Art Gallery
May 5 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Annual Brain Tumor Caregiver Training Workshop-Rochester @ Rochester Memorial Art Gallery | Rochester | New York | United States

Annual Brain Tumor Caregiver Training Workshop
Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
Time: Event: 8:30am 0 3:00pm Team: 9:30am to 3pm
Supplies: Massage table or chair plus a personal supply list to be
sent upon confirmation
Number of therapists needed: 3
Please contact Samantha Paige-Graeber, LMT at 845.519.4112, E: ladystar44@icloud.com

This event provides education, networking, and some pampering to the families and friends who take such wonderful care of their patients, whether it be a spouse, sibling, or parent. Malignant brain tumors affect the lives of the patients, but it also effects those who spend countless hours outside of work, school, and everyday life caring for their loved ones.
For the past 5 years CSMT has provided massage for those caring individuals.

 

May
18
Fri
Run for Recovery-Syracuse/Liverpool @ Long Branch Park
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Date:   Friday May, 18, 2018   ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Location: ​ ​ ​Long Branch Park, 398 Long Branch Rd, Syracuse, NY 13209, USA

Time: ​ ​9-11am

Therapists ​needed: ​4-5

Event ​description: ​The SBH Foundation is dedicated to raising funds to allow Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare to fulfill its mission of supporting recovery from substance use and mental health disorders. Gifts help fund adult programs and services, maternal/child programs, adult recovery homes and capital needs.

Contact: Shania Sonneville 315-576-3321 to volunteer

Click here to register to volunteer!

WIIFY?

*Team ​leaders ​receive ​$50 ​voucher ​for ​AMTA ​education ​for ​each  two (2) ​event ​volunteered ​($100 ​limit)

*SMT ​volunteers ​receive ​$25 ​voucher ​for ​AMTA ​education ​each ​two (2) event ​volunteered  ​($100 ​limit)

 

 

Jun
2
Sat
Pregnancy Massage:The Anatomy, Physiology and Treatment @ Tupper Lake, Knights of Columbus
Jun 2 @ 8:30 am – Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm

When: June 2-3, 2018
Time: 8:30-6:30
Where: Knights of Columbus, High St. Tupper Lake, NY
CE’s 18

Description:
This class is designed to give you the knowledge and skill set to safely provide massage to pregnant clients. Over the two days, you will learn common terminology used in pregnancy, postural changes, muscles and ligaments involvement-how to treat them, contraindications, draping, positioning adaptations, research, and marketing.
Attendees should bring:
Massage table, lubricant, 2 sets of sheets, 2 or 3 pillows with pillowcases on them, or a body pillow and a pillow with cases on them, a blanket, pen, paper, a 3 ring binder, and a water bottle.
Special Instructions for what students should bring or wear:
Wear comfortable clothes that you are used to massaging in, some of the work may be on the floor so be prepared.
Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Learning Outcome;
-Attendees will demonstrate proficiency in pregnancy massage.
Learning Objectives;
-Attendee will list indications and contraindications of preforming a pregnancy massage
-Attendee will properly position a pregnant client prone (if applicable,) supine, and side-lying
-Attendee will learn different ways to safely drape a pregnant client
-Attendee will acknowledge postural changes of a pregnant client
-Attendee will demonstrate proper body mechanics during the massage session

 

PRESENTER: Kim Corpus LMT, CIMI, CPMS, Doula, Educator

Kim is certified or trained in the following modalities:
• A doula
o Perinatal loss doula
• Pregnancy Massage
• Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy™
• Visceral Manipulation I
• Infant Massage Therapy for both healthy and infants living with special health concerns
• Pediatric Massage
• Reiki
• Cranial Sacral Therapy

Kim has been working with woman and pregnancy, infants and children for over 25 years. In her massage practice, Kim works daily with woman and children, many of whom have special medical considerations, are living with a diagnosis, or dealing with chronic pain. Her experience and work in pregnancy massage, pediatric massage, infant massage, are regularly sought out by professionals and organizations.

Kim has presented trainings and lectures on the following: pregnancy massage, treatment massage in pregnancy, comfort massage in labor, and infant massage, pediatric massage. She enjoys working with parents, chiropractors, massage therapists, teachers, doctors, nurses, social workers, childbirth educators, and lactation consultants. She is passionate about educating massage therapists to help them gain knowledge and understand the techniques that are needed to work with pregnancy, infants, and pediatrics.

Kim also regularly volunteers her services and continually provides respite for families who are living with an infant or child who is living with a disability or diagnosis. She was a founding member for the Doula Cooperative of Rochester, she volunteers as a doula to high­risk moms and provides support in the NICU and beyond for couples who must welcome and say goodbye to their baby at the same time or need to give birth to their baby being born silent.

Have Questions?

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE CHAPTER OFFICE AT: 585-582-6208 OR OFFICE@AMTA-NY.ORG

Pricing
Early registration ends , MAY 5, 2018, so register today!

Member Rate:
Early: $270 | Regular: $450

Non-Member Rate:
Early: $450 | Regular: $630

Payments of cash will not be accepted at the door – only checks or credit cards.

CEH’s will be granted only to those who register and attend the entire class. No partial credit can/will be awarded.

Cancellations of more than 14 days prior to a class are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations less than 14 days are not refundable, but monies less a $100 processing fee may be applied to any future AMTA-NY Chapter event. No shows are not eligible for refund or use on future classes. Cancellations are based on post mark or email date and all cancellations must be in writing. Exceptions made only with approval of the AMTA-NY Chapter Board of Directors. Continuing Education Credit Certificates given only upon successful completion of class. No partial credit will be issued. Partial refunds for non-completed classes given only in emergency situations and with Chapter President’s approval.

AMTA New York Chapter is an Approved Provider for continuing Education by the NYSED Office of the Professions State Board for Massage Therapy (#003)
and by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) (#450787-08).

We welcome all licensed massage therapists and currently enrolled massage therapy students to our classes, however per New York State law, you must have a New York State massage therapy license to participate in the hands-on portions. (Currently enrolled students may participate in hands-on if accompanied by their school instructor.)

Jun
8
Fri
LomiLomi @ Goddard Riverside Community Center Bernie Wohl Center
Jun 8 @ 8:30 am – Jun 10 @ 5:30 pm

This class is eligible for 24 NY/NCBTMB CE’s.

This is not an AMTA-NY sponsored class.

Jun
9
Sat
Know the Qi and Move the Qi: 5 Element Theory and Shiatsu-Southern Tier @ Johnson City Senior Center
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm

When: June 9-10, 2018
Time: 10-7
Where: Johnson City Senior Center, Johnson City, NY
CE’s 16

Description:
Would you like to include some basic Eastern massage into the treatments you already perform? Would you like to enhance your treatments with an improved understanding of Eastern theory? Bring an enhanced energetic balance to your work?
In this 2 day class practitioners will learn the basics of 5 Element Shiatsu and gain a working understanding of the traditional Chinese medicine concepts behind this form of bodywork. We will discuss concepts of Qi, yin and yang and review the primary twelve meridians. By the end of the two days practitioners will have learned an hour long treatment or kata that can be performed on a client as well as specific energetic points that can be blended into any type of massage session. You will also leave with basic exercises you can perform for self care or give to clients to enhance energetic balance.
Come review what you learned in school but may have left behind or just come to enhance Eastern skills you already have.

PRESENTER: Ericka Clinton

Ericka Clinton is a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist. She obtained her license in 1998 after earning a Massage Therapy Diploma from the Swedish Institute. She has been a faculty member and administrator at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City since 2000. She currently serves as the Dean for the Massage Therapy Program. As a member of the faculty she has taught practical classes in both Western and Eastern modalities and supervised clinical internships and externships.

Ericka maintains a private practice as a massage therapist, and has worked as a massage therapist for NY Presbyterian Medical Center’s Integrative Medicine Program and from 2011-2013 worked at the Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center run by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Ericka received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesthetic Neuroscience in 2015 from Empire State College. She and has continued studying various forms of structural and myofascial bodywork. She currently teaches a variety of continuing education courses for Massage Therapists in NY and outside the US. Her courses cover various topics such as oncology massage, Shiatsu, medical massage, anatomy and working with special populations.

She has participated in research projects related to massage therapy as a principal investigator and interviewer. Ericka has also appeared twice on the Martha Stewart Living Radio program and contributed to various articles on massage therapy.

Have Questions?

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE CHAPTER OFFICE AT: 585-582-6208 OR OFFICE@AMTA-NY.ORG

Pricing
Early registration ends May 12, 2018, so register today!

Member Rate:
Early: $240 | Regular: $400

Non-Member Rate:
Early: $400 | Regular: $560

Payments of cash will not be accepted at the door – only checks or credit cards.

CEH’s will be granted only to those who register and attend the entire class. No partial credit can/will be awarded.

Cancellations of more than 14 days prior to a class are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations less than 14 days are not refundable, but monies less a $100 processing fee may be applied to any future AMTA-NY Chapter event. No shows are not eligible for refund or use on future classes. Cancellations are based on post mark or email date and all cancellations must be in writing. Exceptions made only with approval of the AMTA-NY Chapter Board of Directors. Continuing Education Credit Certificates given only upon successful completion of class. No partial credit will be issued. Partial refunds for non-completed classes given only in emergency situations and with Chapter President’s approval.

AMTA New York Chapter is an Approved Provider for continuing Education by the NYSED Office of the Professions State Board for Massage Therapy (#003)
and by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) (#450787-08).

We welcome all licensed massage therapists and currently enrolled massage therapy students to our classes, however per New York State law, you must have a New York State massage therapy license to participate in the hands-on portions. (Currently enrolled students may participate in hands-on if accompanied by their school instructor.)