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Dallas Region July Meeting – Boost your sense of safety and confidence! @ Handcrafted Therapy Supply Store and Training Center
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Boost your sense of safety and confidence!

Join the Dallas AMTA region as we delve into techniques to enhance our awareness of our surroundings. Sergeant Fifty-Five Insurance is delighted to offer a unique opportunity to gain an understanding in fundamental self-defense methods. In our field, it’s common to experience concerns or apprehensions when working with clients, so let us empower you! Our speakers for this event will be former military veterans US Marine Corps Randall Patterson and US Special Forces Jose Ortiz. Please dress in professional yet comfortable attire for the meeting. (Please note: no photos may be taken or posted of the presenters but photos can be taken of the participants).

Handcrafted Therapy Massage Supplies and Training Center
3303 N. Central Expressway, Ste 240  Plano, TX

Date & Time:  Thursday, Jul 11 2024 from 9-11 am

Come enjoy great food and community and learn some techniques to feel empowered and safe!

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 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

Dallas Coordinator

EMAIL: amtadallastexas@gmail.com

Amy Scottino

Amy Scottino

Amy graduated from Sterling Health Center in 2001 and has been practicing massage in many different capacities ever since. Since starting her own practice in 2016, this is where she has been able to fully express her passion for Manual Lymphatic Drainage/ Oncology Massage, caring for women’s health, and pass her education on to help the health of the clients.

Over the years, Amy has been trained in Prenatal/Postpartum/Labor Preparation Massage,  Postpartum pelvic health, Infant/Toddler/ Adolescent Massage, Myofascial Release, Geriatric Massage, Aromatherapy, Shiatsu, Oncology Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Final Touch Massage (Hospice ) , and received her Massage Therapy Instructor License and Continuing Education Provider License.  And most recently starting the journey of becoming certified in Zero Balancing.  Out of everything she does, her true joy is helping others with all the knowledge she has obtained.

Amy Scottino is a member of the Society for Oncology Massage, Oncology Massage Alliance, A Recognized American Pregnancy Association Massage Therapist,  American Massage Therapy Association.  Amy also holds a license for Massage Therapy Instructor, Continuing Education Provider, and is a recognized education provider of NCBTMB.  Her co-owned education company is Emerald Bodywork Education.

Maggy Troup

Maggy Troup

Maggy is a bodyworker, educator and a multi-passionate entrepreneur. With a degree in Kinesiology and over two decades of hands-on-massage experience, Maggy specializes in helping her clients reconnect with their bodies and re-engage in their lives. She is a perpetual learner, and flourishes by staying on top of emerging trends and has developed and taught curriculum on sports massage, advanced anatomy and therapeutic practices to students and professionals alike

Christina Hughes

Christina Hughes

Christina studied Massage Therapy at Greenville Technical College in Greer South Carolina. Since receiving her Texas massage license in 2005, she has owned and operated her own practice within chiropractic settings, private studios, and most currently her own mobile massage practice. She also enjoyed the opportunity to work for Massage Envy from 2014-2019 and was honored to represent the Dallas/Fort Worth area as “Therapist of the Year” at the franchise National Convention in 2016.

Christina has a deep seated passion for helping others better understand their own bodies through the lenses of movement, bodywork, and nutrition. Over the years this drive to learn, understand, and elevate others through education has led her to study myofascial release, orthopedic massage, many forms of therapeutic stretching, prenatal and postnatal massage, manual lymphatic drainage, aromatherapy, oncology massage, hot stone, and various forms of hydrotherapy in depth. She is currently working to complete her Zero Balancing certification which she intends to use in her practice with a trauma informed approach.

Christina has been a licensed massage instructor for the State of Texas since 2019. Since then she has taught various subjects from pathology to Swedish massage, body mechanics, and test prep in a foundational program setting. In 2021 she co-founded Emerald Bodywork Education with Amy Scottino. She obtained her Continuing Education Provider license for Texas as well as NCBTMB Board certification in 2022. No matter where this journey of massage and bodywork takes her Christina approaches with gratitude and humility because every day brings new lessons and every lesson brings opportunity for growth. 

Kelisha Burnett

Kelisha Burnett

Kelisha Burnett, native of Corsicana, Tx. I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2022, so I am still a rookie. I am a sole practitioner of W.O.W BODY massage and Spa where I offer massage therapy and body contouring services. I fell in love with the world of Massage Therapy after I completed my training for Body Contouring. I love to help my community by bringing various levels of whole-body wellness. I am a mother of two, a son(17) and a daughter (10), so making sure I am showing them what takes to be successful in life is my top priority.

Julie Alexander

Julie Alexander

Julie Alexander is the owner of Handcrafted Therapy. Handcrafted Therapy is a massage supply and training center in Plano, Texas. She teaches meditation, aromatherapy, and massage therapy continuing education classes. Julie also teaches business marketing at Ke Kino Massage Academy.

Ms. Alexander has been a massage therapist since 2009. She has extensive experience in results-driven therapeutic massage solutions and is committed to helping clients maintain a pain-free life.

After attending high school at the Indiana Academy and graduating from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing, Julie served in several marketing roles supporting small businesses

Julie’s tenure at several high-end spas in the Dallas area gave her a crash course on how to run a successful spa. In 2015, she opened her first massage business in a wellness center.

Her business, Handcrafted Therapy, grew rapidly and expanded to a new location in 2017. She is not only fully booked out for weeks but also provides a professional day spa rental space for other therapists.

During the 2020 pandemic shutdown, Julie refocused her drive and passion to serve by providing virtual sessions for her clients on self-care.

She enjoys traveling with her husband, game nights with friends.

Dr. Kimberly Horne

Dr. Kimberly Horne

Dr. Kimberly Horne is a highly skilled Massage Therapist, Medical Massage Practitioner, and dedicated Instructor. With over two decades of experience in the public sector, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her practice. Graduating from Hands on Therapy Massage School in 2002, Dr. Horne became a licensed massage therapist (LMT) and embarked on a fulfilling journey in holistic wellness. Her commitment to personalized pain management led her to establish Art of Touch in Mesquite, Texas, specializing in post-surgery, medical massage, and sports therapy. Beyond her clinical practice, Dr. Horne is passionate about education and shares her expertise as an instructor. She imparts her wealth of knowledge to aspiring therapists, empowering them with the skills and techniques needed to excel in the field.

Dr. Horne’s dedication to excellence extends beyond her practice and teaching. She continually seeks to expand her skills and understanding, traveling to various countries to study different massage modalities, including Chinese reflexology. In addition to her professional endeavors, Dr. Horne is an active member of her community, volunteering her time and expertise to organizations like Sigma Gamma Rho, where she makes a meaningful impact through service and leadership.