Regional Education Opportunities

The Texas Chapter of AMTA is dedicated to bringing learning opportunities to all regions throughout the state. Through collaborative efforts between Chapter leadership and Regional Coordinators there are multiple chances for members, and non-members, to grow their skills in the profession.

The following classes are coming soon with more coming through the end of the year. Always check the calendar for information about all classes and monthly meetings. Announcements will also be sent via email and posted on our social media.

The following classes are currently open for registration:

Acupressure 1 with Terry Norman
Coastal Bend Region
September 7-8
Corpus Christi, TX

Discover a simple, non-invasive, and exciting way to reduce minor pains and many chronic illnesses. Students learn Chinese medical procedures dating back 3,000 years, and are still practiced today. This class addresses how to increase healing within the body through acupressure, and a Chinese massage procedure (Tuina). Sinusitis, nausea, headaches, neck pain, and depression are only a few conditions that can be helped through the use of Acupressure. Join us in learning a fun and exciting way to reduce pain and become healthier.

REGISTRATION LINK: https://cvent.me/bxZO2k

Facilitated Stretching with Bob McAtee
Ft Worth and Dallas Regions Combined Class
July 20-21
Arlington, TX

Massage therapists often feel they don’t have the training or expertise to correctly perform stretches and avoid incorporating them into their sessions. They may also avoid including stretches for their clients because they seem to strenuous.
This seminar is based on my book, Facilitated Stretching, and is designed to teach practitioners to incorporate the stretching protocols into table, floor, or chair sessions to achieve greater overall client outcomes.
Facilitated Stretching is a safe, simple, yet dramatically effective stretching technique that can be used with a wide variety of clients to regain or improve flexibility. This method of stretching is easy on the therapist, engages the client in the process, and easy to incorporate into a massage session.
Facilitated stretching, combined with soft tissue work, will enable the practitioner to obtain greater overall success in client treatment sessions. Additionally, a program of self-stretching using these techniques can be invaluable for clients in their home stretching programs.

CLASS IS FULL

A Weekend with James Waslaski
Austin and Heart of Texas Regions Combined Class
August 16 – 18
Georgetown TX

Using state of the art anatomy and nerve graphics will allow manual therapists to look inside the human body. Starting with the brain and spinal cord, therapists will use positional release, muscle energy techniques, and soft tissue balancing protocols to address OA & C1-C-2 fixations, cervical kyphosis, spinal stenosis patterns, stuck facet joints, and treat sprains and strains throughout the upper body, sacral torsion patterns, iliosacral upslips, joint capsular patterns, femoral nerve compression and abnormal muscle firing patterns. Based on myofascial pain studies presented at harvard Medical School participants will learn new technique that will forever change the way they approach myofascial, trigger point, and tendon pain. These innovating structurally-oriented routines offer pain-free multi-modality methods for achieving immediate and permanent results for Shoulder, SI joint, and Sciatica pain and injuries.

REGISTRATION LINK: https://cvent.me/KY0lZB

Watch for Emails and Facebook Announcements about these Upcoming Classes

  • A Cancer’s: Fundamental Oncology Massage Journey with Amy Scottino – September 13-15, 2024 in Houston
  • Intro to Integrative Lymphatic Therapy with Jessica Johnson – September 27-29 in El Paso
  • Myofascial Release with Ruth Bucher – October 18-20 in San Antonio
  • Gua Sha for Scar with Amy Scottino – October 18 in Killeen
  • Trigger Point with Indira Rubio – October 19 & 20, 2024 in Austin
  • Integrated Soft Tissue Scraping (ISTS) with Niki Peterson – October 20 in Dallas
  • Acupressure I & Tuina with Terry Norman – October 25 & 26 in SE Houston

 

AMTA Texas Chapter Calendar

Jul
20
Sat
Facilitated Stretching with Bob McAtee @ Where Body Meets Soul Healing and Massage Center
Jul 20 @ 8:30 am – Jul 21 @ 5:30 pm

Facilitated Stretching – 2 Day CE Class with Bob McAtee

Massage therapists often feel they don’t have the training or expertise to correctly perform stretches and avoid incorporating them into their sessions. They may also avoid including stretches for their clients because they seem to strenuous.

This seminar is based on my book, Facilitated Stretching, and is designed to teach practitioners to incorporate the stretching protocols into table, floor, or chair sessions to achieve greater overall client outcomes.

Facilitated Stretching is a safe, simple, yet dramatically effective stretching technique that can be used with a wide variety of clients to regain or improve flexibility. This method of stretching is easy on the therapist, engages the client in the process, and easy to incorporate into a massage session.

Facilitated stretching, combined with soft tissue work, will enable the practitioner to obtain greater overall success in client treatment sessions. Additionally, a program of self-stretching using these techniques can be invaluable for clients in their home stretching programs.

CLASS IS FULL

Jul
21
Sun
Coastal Bend July Meeting – Let’s celebrate Christmas in July! @ Jason’s Deli Party Room
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Let’s celebrate Christmas in July!

The Coastal Bend region of the Texas AMTA invites you to join us for a free fantastic afternoon of fun, food, connection and a discussion of upcoming education.

Activities will include:

  • Fun
  • Meet &  Eat
  • Education plans
  • Door prizes

Date and Time:  Sunday, July 21, 2024 from 3:00-5:00  PM

Location:  Jason’s Deli Party Room  1416 Airline Rd   Corpus Christi, TX

All massage therapists and massage therapy students and graduates are encouraged to attend. The meeting is free and food is provided.

You do not have to be a member of AMTA to attend. Feel free to invite colleagues and other therapist friends. RSVP is requested but don’t let it stop you from coming if you don’t.  RSVP at coastalregion.amtatx@gmail.com

If you have any questions, please contact the coordinators at: coastalregion.amtatx@gmail.com

or the Education Chair (Michelle) at:  educationchair.amtatexas@gmail.com

or message us through the Coastal Bend Region Facebook group

Jul
23
Tue
El Paso Region July 2024 Meeting @ Juicery Plus
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Let’s explore community support!

Join AMTA for a Free Meet and Greet in the Edge of Texas (El Paso) region.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jul 23 at 10am.
Location:  Juicery Plus    1300 Airway Blvd   El Paso TX 79925

Bring your ideas, questions, and suggestions to help build your professional community. We will be discussing how we can support the community with summer events.

Food will be provided.

Feel free to invite other therapists and/or to forward this email. You do not have to be a member of AMTA to attend. Students are always welcome.
If you have any questions, please contact the coordinators at:  edgeoftexasamta@gmail.com  or the Education Chair (Michelle) at:  educationchair.amtatexas@gmail.com or join our Facebook group and check out what’s happening. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1951071048331529

Jul
26
Fri
Austin Region July 2024 Meeting – Let’s Celebrate Summer! @ Canyon Resort at Great Hills Pool
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Let’s celebrate summer!

Join the Austin region AMTA  for a summer party with snacks, sun, floaties and pool fun!

Location:  Canyon Resort at Great Hills Pool    8701 Bluffstone Cove    Austin, TX 78759

Date and Time:  Friday, Jul 26, 2024 2:00pm – 4:00pm

We look forward to connecting with familiar and new faces.

This event is free and open to all therapists. You do not have to be a member of AMTA to attend. Students are always welcome.  We love it when you invite other therapists and/or share this email. Food is provided.RSVP requested but don’t let it prevent you from coming if you can’t RSVP.

This meeting is free and food is provided.

Feel free to invite other therapists and/or share this email. You do not have to be a member of AMTA to attend. Students are always welcome. Please RSVP if possible but don’t let it stop you from coming if you don’t.

If you have any questions, please contact the coordinators at: austinregion.amtatx@gmail.com
or the Education Chair at educationchair.amtatexas@gmail.com
or go to our Facebook group and let us know if you have questions.

 

Brazos Valley July 2024 Meet & Greet @ Advance Therapy
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Insurance Reimbursement and Massage Therapy

Please come join AMTA for an evening of food, good conversation, relationship building and great information on insurance reimbursement and massage. We will be referencing a free CEU module on the AMTA website by the same name.  We will also be discussing billing services and how to become a Community Care Partner with the VA for massage services to Veterans.

The meeting will be held on Friday Jul 26, 2024  from 5:00-7:00 pm at Advance Therapy 
3700 Cross Park Dr., Bryan, TX

Food will be provided and the meeting is free.

Bring your ideas, questions and suggestions to help build your professional community. We will explore future meeting topics, information from the State convention, and how we can best support each other.

Feel free to invite other therapists and/or to forward this email. You do not have to be a member of AMTA to attend. Students are always welcome. We look forward to seeing many therapists and seeing what needs the community has. Please RSVP by email or Facebook but don’t let it stop you from coming if you can’t RSVP

You can also head over to our Facebook group page and connect with us.

If you have any questions, please contact the coordinators at brazosvalleyregion.amtatx@gmail.com

or the Education Chair (Michelle) at:  educationchair.amtatexas@gmail.com

Jul
28
Sun
Heart of Texas Region July 2024 Meeting @ Bold Republic Brewing Company
Jul 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Let’s gather for summer get-together!

We invite you to join the Heart of Texas region of the Texas chapter of AMTA for our  free monthly community building meeting as we get to know each and have a family fun day. Outdoor play area available for the kiddos.

Date and time:  Sunday, Jul 28from 1:30-3:30
Location:  Bold Republic  Brewing Company   7070 Stonehollow  Temple, TX

We look forward to connecting with familiar and new faces. Feel free to invite other therapists and/or share this email.  You don’t have to be an AMTA member to attend. Students are always welcome.

This event is free to attend and food and non-alcolic drinks provided. 

We look forward to connecting with familiar and new faces. Feel free to invite other therapists and/or share this email.  You don’t have to be an AMTA member to attend. Students are always welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact the coordinators at heartoftexasregion.amtatx@gmail.com or the Education chair at education chair.amtatexas@gmail.com

Information can also be found on the calendar on the Texas AMTA website and on our Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2955962764709238. If you haven’t joined our Facebook group, come on over and see what’s happening in our region.

Aug
1
Thu
Dallas Region August Meeting – Building Community Through Conversation @ Ke Kino Massage Academy and Clinic
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Building Community Through Conversation: An Interactive Q&A Panel for Licensed Massage Therapists and Students

Join the Dallas AMTA region and fellow therapists for an engaging and interactive Question and Answer Panel Gathering, tailored for licensed massage therapists and massage students alike! This is an excellent opportunity to bring your questions, thoughts, and ideas to the table, fostering a rich and healthy conversation about the field we are all passionate about.

Panel Presenters:

  • Sports (Trauma Informed) Massage – Maggy Troup
  • Energy Work – Mara Pitcher
  • Medical Massage – Tricia Gilbert
  • Oncology/Hospice/ End of Life – Lyn Teel
  • Myoskeletal Alignment – Kathleen Benanti
  • Massage Educator – Amy Miller
  • Lymphatics – Heather Evans

Our goal is to create a supportive and collaborative environment where we can come together to share insights, experiences, and knowledge. Whether you are a seasoned therapist or a student just starting out, your perspective is valuable and we encourage you to participate actively.

This gathering is not just about exchanging information; it’s about building a stronger, more connected massage community. Let’s take this chance to support one another, address common challenges, and explore new ideas that can help us all grow professionally and personally.

Location: Ke Kino Massage Academy and Clinic, 1620 Custer Rd #1, Plano, TX 75075
Date & Time:  Thursday, August 1, 2024 from 9-11 am

Come prepared for an inspiring and enlightening discussion that aims to uplift and benefit everyone involved. We look forward to seeing you there and making meaningful connections!

Watch for the following upcoming events:
September M&G  “Massage themed Trivia”
September 5, 2024 from 9-11

This event is free and food is provided. Feel free to invite other therapists and/or to forward this email. You do not have to be a member of AMTA to attend. Students are always welcome.

You do not have to be a member of AMTA to attend. Students are always welcome. You can RSVP on the Facebook group but don’t let it stop you from coming if you don’t RSVP.  For more information, join our Facebook group.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy, Christina, Julie, or Hiliary at: amtadallastexas@gmail.com   or the education chair at:  educationchair.amtatexas@gmail.com

Aug
16
Fri
A WEEKEND WITH JAMES WASLASKI @ Sheraton Austin Georgetown
Aug 16 @ 8:30 am – Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm

A WEEKEND WITH JAMES WASLASKI

The Heart of Texas and Austin regions of the Texas Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association have joined together to invite you to register for a three-day 24 hour CE weekend with James Waslaski August 16-18, 2024, and explore various Myofascial techniques to relieve nerve compressions and muscle imbalances

We invite veteran massage therapists to work with world renowned James Waslaski to learn powerful techniques to successfully relieve clients pain and movement restriction.

James will be offering the following topics over the 3 days:

  • Manual Therapy to Eliminate Multiple Nerve Compressions of the Upper  Body
  • Manual Therapy to Eliminate Multiple Nerve Compressions of the Lower Body
  • Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic massage for shoulder, low back, hip, and sciatica conditions

Come join James in this incredible hands-on weekend and become skilled and comfortable with these powerful tools.

What this class will include: 

  • Positional Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, and soft tissue balancing protocols
  • State of the art graphics allows a great look inside the body
  • Home care techniques for nerve glides, nerve tensioning, and spinal decompression
  • Specific tests to determine the most effective techniques and areas of the body to address
  • Focus on neck, torso, low back, hips, and shoulders

This class will be held at:
Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center
1101 Woodlawn Avenue
Georgetown, Texas

Friday-Sunday August 16-18, 2024  from 8:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuition is $140 AMTA members, $185 for non-members. Tuition is non-refundable if you cancel.

Class size is limited, so register early to guarantee your spot. Use the registration link below to take advantage of this incredible learning opportunity.

REGISTRATION LINK:  https://cvent.me/KY0lZB

Sep
7
Sat
Acupressure I – Two Days with Terry Norman in Coastal Bend region @ Coastal Bend YMCA Community Room
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm

Acupressure I – with Terry Norman

12 CE Hours

Dates: 7-8 Sept 2024
Times: 9:30 am-4:30 pm Saturday & Sunday
Location: Coastal Bend YMCA Community Room 417 W. Upper Broadway Corpus Christi, TX

Instructor: Terry Norman

Cost: $80 members, $120 nonmembers

Registration opens: 15 Jul 9 AM
Registration closes: 30 Aug 9 pm

Class Description: Discover a simple, non-invasive, and exciting way to reduce minor pains and many chronic illnesses. Students learn Chinese medical procedures dating back 3,000 years, and are still practiced today. This class addresses how to increase healing within the body through acupressure, and a Chinese massage procedure (Tuina). Sinusitis, nausea, headaches, neck pain, and depression are only a few conditions that can be helped through the use of Acupressure. Join us in learning a fun and exciting way to reduce pain and become healthier.

About the instructor: I completed my bachelor’s degree in Music education but since then I have switched my studies to Traditional Chinese Medicine in the area of Physical & Manual Medicine. I’ve studied at the Univ. of Trad. Chinese Med. in Shanghai, China, the Nat. Olympic Training Center in Beijing, China, while working in hospitals and clinics in both Shanghai & Beijing. I have been in private practice since 1973 and have worked in hospitals and clinics in the US. I have been a contributing author in a book on Shiatsu, and a book entitled: Modalities for Massage and Bodywork. I am currently on several State, local, and National Boards and committees in the area of massage therapy and Asian Bodywork, while teaching classes in Tuina in the US & Canada.

Learn more and register:

REGISTER