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Sep
11
Fri
Introduction to Thailand Traditional Massage- New Paltz @ Hampton Inn
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm

When: September 11-13, 2020
Friday, September 11 2pm-6pm
Saturday and Sunday, September 12-13     9am-6pm
Where:   
Hampton Inn,   4 Putt Corners  Rd.   New Paltz,  12561

NUMBER ​OF ​CE’s: ​ ​20

CLASS ​DESCRIPTION: ​ ​
At ​this ​2.5 ​day ​workshop ​you ​will ​get ​a ​taste ​of ​the ​theory ​and ​practice ​of ​Thailand ​Traditional ​Massage ​. ​Over ​2,500 ​years ​old ​Thailand ​Traditional ​Massage ​is ​done ​on ​a ​padded ​floor, ​both ​practitioner ​and ​receiver ​are ​clothed ​comfortably ​to ​allow ​the ​application ​of ​deep ​Yoga-like ​stretches ​to ​the ​whole ​body. ​Treat ​ailments, ​using ​hands, ​elbows, ​feet, ​knees ​and ​legs.This ​workshop ​will ​be ​very ​informative, ​experiential ​and ​filled ​with ​demos, ​practice, ​energizing ​& ​limbering ​exercises ​& ​lots ​of ​fun. ​Students ​will ​learn ​a ​unique ​set ​of ​methods ​to ​enhance ​their ​bodywork ​experience. ​Students ​looking ​to ​enrich ​the ​scope ​of ​their ​practice ​and ​reinvent ​the ​ways ​in ​which ​they ​can ​treat ​their ​clients ​on ​or ​off ​the ​massage ​table ​will ​derive ​much ​benefit ​from ​this ​workshop ​as ​it ​will ​cover ​some ​material ​from ​the ​four-weekend ​Certification ​Course ​I ​offer ​in ​Thailand ​Traditional ​Massage.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing.  Thai massage is done on the floor so please bring a Thai mat, heavy blankets, or a tatami mat to work on.

Presenter: ​

Yaron ​Gal ​Carmel

Yaron ​has ​worked ​as ​a ​bodyworker ​for ​over ​twenty ​years ​and ​has ​studied ​with ​various ​masters ​and ​pioneers ​in ​the ​bodywork ​field ​such ​as ​Tom ​Myers, ​Christoph ​Summer, ​Koei ​Kuwahara, ​Hugh ​Milne, ​Judith ​Aston, ​Gil ​Hedley, ​Jim ​Asher ​and ​many ​others. ​An ​educator ​at ​heart, ​Yaron ​is ​a ​senior ​faculty ​member ​of ​the ​Kinesis ​School ​for ​Structural ​Integration ​where ​he ​teaches ​KMI ​and ​workshops ​in ​“Anatomy ​Trains”, ​advanced ​regional ​anatomy, ​and ​application ​of ​fascial ​release ​techniques. ​Yaron ​is ​a ​teaching ​member ​at ​” ​The ​Bodywork ​Education ​Project,” ​where ​he ​offers ​certification ​courses ​in ​Traditional ​Thai ​Massage, ​as ​well ​as ​his ​own ​method, ​Somatologic ​Moves, ​which ​marries ​Thai ​Massage ​and ​Structural ​Integration. ​His ​teaching ​style ​is ​known ​for ​its ​liveliness, ​with ​experiential ​exercises, ​hands-on ​applications, ​and ​attention ​to ​therapist ​self-care. ​Massage ​and ​movement ​therapists ​alike ​are ​inspired ​and ​moved ​by ​learning ​experiences ​with ​Yaron. ​He ​is ​the ​owner ​of ​The ​Therapy ​Center ​for ​Mind ​and ​Body ​near ​Boston, ​where ​he ​maintains ​a ​busy ​private ​practice.

 

Pricing:
Early registration end August 17, 2020  so register today!
Member Rate:
Early: $300| Regular: $500
Non-Member Rate:
Early: $500 | Regular: $700
Payments of cash will not be accepted at the door – only checks  or credit cards.

Course Completion/Cancellation info:
-CEHs and certificates will be granted only to those who register and attend the entire class. No partial credit will be awarded.
– Cancellation requests made prior to 14 days of class start date are eligible for a refund less a $20 processing fee.
– Requests made 14 or fewer days before the class will receive a credit less a $100 processing fee applicable for AMTA course offerings within a year of cancellation.
– All cancellation requests must be made in writing and are based on date of post mark or email.
– Any exceptions must be approved by the AMTA-NY Chapter Board of Directors.
Partial refunds for non-completed classes given only in emergency situations and with Chapter President’s approval.
No-shows are not eligible for refund or credit for future classes

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 NYS licensed massage therapists, NYS professionals who are licensed to provide massage (physicians, nurses, podiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractors) and currently enrolled massage therapy students to our classes. Per New York State law, you must either have a New York State license to participate in the hands-on portions or, in the case of massage therapy students, be directly supervised by your instructor or other licensed massage therapist.

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

Sep
12
Sat
Gliding into Motion-Albany @ The Desmond Hotel
Sep 12 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm

When:September 12-13, 2020
Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday 9am-1pm

Where:
The Desmond Hotel
660 Albany Shaker Rd.
Albany, NY 12211

Presenter: George Russell

CEH’s: 12

Class Description:
If you want a body part to feel and move better, make sure it can glide and/or rotate.To me, the smooth, easy action of restoring glide to joints is more important than end range of motion work. It’s also less work, and less frustrating, since you’re not pressing into the client’s passive or active resistance. Gliding mobilization is often preferable to the abrupt chiropractic adjustment because it can be done while the client is in a state of conscious ease and pleasure.

Rotation is a pure glide motion. So glide and rotation are always linked: the one helps the other.

In this class, you’ll learn easy, gentle methods for improving glide and rotation. You’ll also learn the surprising places that most rotation of the body come from, and how to improve ease and motion at the knee, ribcage, and many more traditional sites of pain complaint.

This is a hands-on class. Bring your table, lubricant, a pillowcase, paper and pen, and dress in comfortable clothes in which you feel comfortable being worked on and seen.

Presentor: George Russell

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George Russell
Dr. ​George ​Russell ​is ​a ​bodyworker, ​chiropractor, ​dancer, ​teacher ​and ​movement ​specialist. ​He ​teaches ​alignment, ​improvisational ​dance, ​and ​movement ​for ​actors, ​as ​well ​as ​many ​anatomy, ​technique ​and ​theory ​courses ​to ​bodyworkers, ​yoga ​practitioners, ​and ​other ​body-based ​therapists. ​Dr. ​Russell ​is ​a ​long-time ​student ​of ​Lyengaryoga, ​the ​Rosen ​Method, ​Alexander ​technique, ​energy ​medicine, ​the ​12 ​steps, ​Irene ​Dowd, ​and ​psychotherapy ​all ​inform ​his ​approach. ​Dr. ​Russell ​holds ​a ​master’s ​degree ​in ​Movement ​Studies ​from ​Wesleyan ​University ​and ​a ​summa ​cum ​laude ​doctorate ​from ​the ​University ​of ​Bridgeport. Dr. ​Russell’s ​teaching ​philosophy ​is ​based ​on ​the ​idea ​that ​information ​is ​only ​useful ​when ​presented ​in ​the ​context ​of ​people’s ​lives ​and ​work. ​No ​information ​is ​presented ​without ​practical ​application, ​and ​spontaneity, ​humor, ​personal ​attention ​and ​warmth ​are ​central ​to ​his ​work. ​He ​has ​been ​teaching ​for ​35 ​years. Teaching ​credits ​include ​ongoing ​supervision ​and ​seminars ​in ​his ​own ​office ​in ​New ​York ​City; ​the ​American ​Massage ​Therapy ​Association’s ​National ​Convention; ​Connecticut ​Center ​for ​Massage ​Therapy; ​the ​Swedish ​Institute ​(New ​York); ​Atlantic ​Theater ​Company ​(New ​York ​University); ​Kripalu ​Center; ​The ​New ​School; ​Wesleyan ​University; ​Vassar ​College; ​Rutgers ​University; ​Oceanside ​Yoga ​(Virginia ​Beach); ​Evolve ​Yoga ​(Annapolis); ​Rivertown ​Yoga; ​Yoga ​Teachers’ ​Association ​of ​Westchester, ​Tao ​Porchon ​Lynch’s ​Teacher ​Certification; ​Yoga ​to ​the ​People’s ​Certification ​Program; ​Yoga ​Sutra ​Philadelphia ​Teacher ​Training ​Program; ​Club ​Fit ​Katonah ​(Massage ​Therapy) ​and ​de ​Facto ​Dance ​Company, ​among ​other ​places.

Pricing:
Early registration ends  August 13, 2020  so register today!

Member Rate:  Early: $180| Regular: $300
Non-Member Rate:  Early: $300 | Regular: $420
Payments of cash will not be accepted at the door – only checks  or credit cards.

Course Completion/Cancellation info: -CEHs and certificates will be granted only to those who register and attend the entire class. No partial credit will be awarded. – Cancellation requests made prior to 14 days of class start date are eligible for a refund less a $20 processing fee. – Requests made 14 or fewer days before the class will receive a credit less a $100 processing fee applicable for AMTA course offerings within a year of cancellation. – All cancellation requests must be made in writing and are based on date of post mark or email. – Any exceptions must be approved by the AMTA-NY Chapter Board of Directors.  Partial refunds for non-completed classes given only in emergency situations and with Chapter President’s approval.  No-shows are not eligible for refund or credit for future classes

 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 NYS licensed massage therapists, NYS professionals who are licensed to provide massage (physicians, nurses, podiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractors) and currently enrolled massage therapy students to our classes. Per New York State law, you must either have a New York State license to participate in the hands-on portions or, in the case of massage therapy students, be directly supervised by your instructor or other licensed massage therapist.

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

Sep
13
Sun
Entrapment vs Impingement; Syndromes in the Upper and Lower Extremity. Who’s squeezing who?- Long Island/Wantagh @ Wantagh American Legion
Sep 13 @ 8:30 am – Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm

When:September 13-14, 2020
Sunday-Monday 8:30am-5:30 pm

Where:  Wantagh American Legion
3484 Park Ave,  Wantagh, NY  11793

Presenter: Erika Clinton

CEH’s: 16

Class 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.

 Materials needed; table, linens, and lubricant

Presenter: Ericka Clinton. LMT

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.

 

Pricing:
Early registration ends  August 15, 2020  so register today!

Member Rate:  Early: $240| Regular: $300
Non-Member Rate:  Early: $300 | Regular: $420
Payments of cash will not be accepted at the door – only checks  or credit cards.

Course Completion/Cancellation info: -CEHs and certificates will be granted only to those who register and attend the entire class. No partial credit will be awarded. – Cancellation requests made prior to 14 days of class start date are eligible for a refund less a $20 processing fee. – Requests made 14 or fewer days before the class will receive a credit less a $100 processing fee applicable for AMTA course offerings within a year of cancellation. – All cancellation requests must be made in writing and are based on date of post mark or email. – Any exceptions must be approved by the AMTA-NY Chapter Board of Directors.  Partial refunds for non-completed classes given only in emergency situations and with Chapter President’s approval.  No-shows are not eligible for refund or credit for future classes

 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 NYS licensed massage therapists, NYS professionals who are licensed to provide massage (physicians, nurses, podiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractors) and currently enrolled massage therapy students to our classes. Per New York State law, you must either have a New York State license to participate in the hands-on portions or, in the case of massage therapy students, be directly supervised by your instructor or other licensed massage therapist.

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

Oct
23
Fri
ACE Massage Cupping Level 1-New Paltz @ Hampton Inn
Oct 23 @ 8:30 am – Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm

When: October 23-25, 2020
Friday and Saturday 8:30-5:30
Sunday 8:30-3:30
Where: Hampton Inn
4 South Putt Corner Rd.
New Paltz, NY  12561

Presentor: Garrett Brown, LMT

CEH’s: 22

Class Description:
VacuTherapies ™ are an incredible modality that can be added into any  massage or health care practice. This 22 CE course includes education  in theory and application of ACE Massage Cupping™ therapy, along with  demonstration of both basic and advanced techniques and treatments using  manual vacuum tools. ACE Massage Cupping™ greatly enhances the benefits  of massage, decreases strain on the practitioner, and increases  revenues through “add-on” services.
This ancient tool has been  adapted for bodywork and is powerfully therapeutic for many conditions.  ACE Massage Cupping™ is effective in addressing conditions such as:  inflammation, tissue congestion, movement restrictions, scar tissue,  chronic pain, and many pre and post-surgical conditions. It is also  proven itself to be effective in athletic performance enhancement and  medical weight loss programs, including bariatric surgery.
This  versatile technique mimics massage movements ranging from deep tissue  and myofascial release to the light pumping movements of lymphatic  drainage. Used regularly, ACE Massage Cupping™ therapy is a terrific  approach to promoting wellness for our clients.

Materials Needed;  Please bring your table, linens, a hand towel, and lubricant.  Vacu-cups will be provided for your use.

About the Instructor

Presenter: Garrett Brown

I ​have ​been ​interested ​in ​the ​power ​of ​touch ​most ​of ​my ​life ​but ​I ​worked ​in ​the ​trade ​industry ​as ​a ​welder, ​machinist, ​and ​maintenance ​mechanic. ​ ​In ​2012 ​I ​made ​a ​180 ​career ​change ​and ​found ​massage ​therapy ​which ​has ​become ​an ​absolute ​passion. ​ ​After ​being ​licensed ​in ​Jan ​2014 ​opened ​my ​private ​practice ​specializing ​in ​post-surgery, ​chronic ​pain, ​scar, ​burn, ​breast ​cancer, ​and ​any ​medical ​massage ​I ​could ​be ​trained ​in.

I ​met ​Anita ​Shannon ​at ​a ​trade ​show ​and ​began ​immediately ​taking ​continuing ​education ​courses ​with ​ACE. ​ ​After ​going ​through ​Levels ​1&2, ​breast ​health ​intensive ​with ​Anita, ​and ​Lymph/cupping ​with ​Beth-Ellen ​and ​following ​Anita ​to ​classes ​and ​trade ​shows, ​Anita ​gave ​me ​the ​opportunity ​to ​teach. ​ ​I ​look ​forward ​to ​inspiring ​and ​helping ​therapist ​grow ​in ​cupping ​therapies

Pricing
Early registration ends  September 23, 2020  so register today!
Member Rate:
Early: $330| Regular: $550
Non-Member Rate:
Early: $550 | Regular: $770
Payments of cash will not be accepted at the door – only checks  or credit cards.

Course Completion/Cancellation info:
-CEHs and certificates will be granted only to those who register and attend the entire class. No partial credit will be awarded.
– Cancellation requests made prior to 14 days of class start date are eligible for a refund less a $20 processing fee.
– Requests made 14 or fewer days before the class will receive a credit less a $100 processing fee applicable for AMTA course offerings within a year of cancellation.
– All cancellation requests must be made in writing and are based on date of post mark or email.
– Any exceptions must be approved by the AMTA-NY Chapter Board of Directors.
Partial refunds for non-completed classes given only in emergency situations and with Chapter President’s approval.
No-shows are not eligible for refund or credit for future classes

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 NYS licensed massage therapists, NYS professionals who are licensed to provide massage (physicians, nurses, podiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractors) and currently enrolled massage therapy students to our classes. Per New York State law, you must either have a New York State license to participate in the hands-on portions or, in the case of massage therapy students, be directly supervised by your instructor or other licensed massage therapist

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

 

Nov
6
Fri
Critical Myofascial Strategies; The Lower Extremities-Albany @ TBD
Nov 6 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm

When: Friday and Saturday, November 6-7, 2020
Time: 9-5:30
Where: TBD, In the Albany area
CEH’s: 15

Description:

“Think globally act locally” is as apropos in bodywork as in politics.  Myofascial Strategies are local, soft tissue interventions informed by an understanding of that body’s global structure. In this course, functional, visual, and palpatory assessments are demonstrated and practiced, and a framework of key relationships of body parts is provided. (eg: hip rotation to arch structure in the feet).  Numerous, novel myofascial techniques are demonstrated and practiced, often with a client-active component.  Beyond prone and supine, sidelying, and seated and methods are offered, with an eye to percolate new thinking as to how myofascial work can be applied and received.  Additionally, various stretches and exercises, designed to augment the myofascial work, will be outlined for “homework” for the proactive client.

Massage tables are available on site, please bring your own sheets and lotion.


PRESENTER: Richard Condon, LMT

Richard Condon has been an LMT for 17 years and a certified Rolfer for 7. He has studied structural and visceral work, and taken a week-long cadaver dissection
class. In addition to private practice Richard has worked for over 7 years with an Osteopathic doctor in Manhattan. Always intrigued by structural asymmetries, their
causes, consequences and corrections, Richard approaches bodywork from a biomechanical perspective.

Have Questions?

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

Pricing
Early registration ends October 7, so register today!

Member Rate:
Early: $225 | Regular: $375

Non-Member Rate:
Early: $375 | Regular: $525

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.)