Events List

Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage for Upper Body Conditions @ Pacific College of Health Sciences
Mar 11 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm

March 11-12, 2023
Saturday and Sunday  9:00 am-5:30 pm

Pacific College of Health Sciences
110 William St.
NY, NY 10038

CEH’s: 16

Class Description:
Based on clinical research, participants will learn new techniques that will forever change the way they approach myofascial, trigger points, and tendon pain.  These routines offer pain free, multi-modality methods for achieving immediate results for the following clinical conditions; rotator cuff injuries, shoulder impingement, bursitis, pectoralis minor strains, bicipital tendonosis, rhomboid pain, thoracic outlet, cervical sprains and strains, whiplash, atlas/axis and C1 C2 mobilization, facet joint dysfunctions, migrains, and much more.
Massage tables are available at the facility if you wish to use them.   Please bring your own bolsters (or pillow) for foot/leg support should you need it. Each person should bring table linens and your own  cream or oil.

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes the first day.

***Due to room space, this class will be limited to 24 ppl.***

   Presenter: James Waslaski, LMT

James is an Author & International Lecturer who teaches approximately 40 seminars per year around the globe. He’s served as AMTA Sports Massage Chair and FSMTA Professional Relations Chair. He’s developed 8 Orthopedic Massage and Sports Injury DVDs, and authored manuals on Advanced Orthopedic Massage and Client Self-Care. His new book: Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management, was published by Pearson Education in 2011. James is a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM James received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award, and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. James was awarded Massage Therapist of The Year in 2012 at the Canadian Massage Conference. He was also nominated and awarded by his peers and colleagues the designation of Teacher of The Year 2015 at the World Massage Festival.

Pricing and Cancellation Policy
Early registration pricing through February 11, 2023
Member ​Rate:
Early: ​$240 ​| ​Regular: ​$400
Non-Member ​Rate:
Early: ​$400 ​| ​Regular: ​$560

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   ​refund minus a $35 administrative fee. ​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. ​
COVID Precautions and Safety:
Volunteers  and attendees will be required to adhere to the most current CDC   recommendations as well as state, local, and venue requirements in   effect at the time of the event.

The  American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) ​is ​an ​Approved ​Provider  ​for ​continuing ​Education ​by ​the ​NYSED ​Office ​of ​the  ​Professions ​State ​Board for ​Massage ​Therapy ​(#009).  James Waslaski will issue credit for NYS CE’s and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork   (NCBTMB) , #049978-0.

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.

2023 AMTA-NY Convention “Touch of Inspiration” @ The Marriott Syracuse
May 5 @ 8:00 am – May 7 @ 12:30 pm

2023 AMTA-NY Convention “Touch of Inspiration” in Syracuse

May 5, 2023—May 7, 2023

The 2023 AMTA-NY state convention will be held on May 5-7, 2023, in Downtown Syracuse, NY. This year’s Convention theme: “Touch of Inspiration” is perfectly named as we unite and learn from one another. Every therapist has an origin story, and there will be many opportunities to share yours. What made you want to be a massage therapist? What motivates you and keeps you seeking information? Find your purpose as you reach out and connect with friends and other therapists.

This year’s list of education includes a 20-hour Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT) certification from Nathan Fay representing Eric Dalton’s Freedom From Pain Institute, and Upledger’s 24 credit hour Craniosacral Level 1 Certification. There are also classes for many modalities including several 4- and 8-hour classes to choose from that are either hands on or lecture format.

There will be hands on learning, networking events and our annual business luncheon held on Friday. On Saturday night come together and celebrate at the awards banquet and a dance that is all included with your full conference purchase.

This will be an exciting experience as we come together to celebrate all things that inspire us as a community of Health Care Providers. I look forward to seeing you in Syracuse, NY in May.


Shania Sonneville,  Convention Chair


Click here to:

See the 2023 AMTA-NY Convention at-a-Glance: the convention schedule, classes and instructor

AMTA 2023 Convention printable Registration Form

-Register for the convention


Register by April 3 to take advantage of the early rate.

Members:              Before April 3-$380,     after- $430

Non-Members:  Before April 3- $480,     after-$530

Students:              Before April 3- $300,    after-$335

*Please note, there is an additional $50 charge for the Craniosacral Level 1 Certification class as it’s 24 CE’s.


COVID Precautions and Safety:
To ensure the safety and health of all attendees and volunteers,  attendees will be required to adhere to the most current CDC  recommendations as well as state, local, and venue requirements  in effect at the time of the event.