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Christmas and New Year celebration! El Paso Region Meeting @ Healing Arts Institute of Texas
Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come celebrate the year at our yearly Christmas and New Year celebration!

Join our massage community as we celebrate the year ending and the year coming.

This is our third year hosting our end of the year party and we are excited to announce the theme this year is “chill and have fun!”. We will have a laid back atmosphere, food, drinks, and games, and our traditional fire pit.

Date & TIme:  Saturday December 30 from 4:00 pm until 10 pm

Location: Healing Arts Institute of Texas      6633 North Mesa Suite 507

The event is free!

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.

  • Sound bath at 4:30pm
  • White elephant gift exchange, (below$20)
  • Fire ceremony, with intention setting for the new year
  • Clothing and blanket donations
  • Food  and non-alcoholic drinks provided, (vegetarian available)(You are welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverage if you wish)
  • Games and entertainment and more!

RSVP requested but not required

If you have any questions, please contact the coordinators at:  edgeoftexasamta@gmail.com  or the Education Chair at:  educationchair.amtatexas@gmail.com or join our Facebook group and check out what’s happening.



El Paso Coordinators

Veronica Ortega, Hilda Rice, and Matthew Manriquez

EMAIL: edgeoftexasamta@gmail.com

Veronica Ortega

Veronica Ortega

I am a 20+ year massage therapist, owner of The Wholesome Body and Healing Arts Institute of Texas.  Passionate about the massage industry, I was thrilled to see our region grow and participate in AMTA.  As an AMTA volunteer, it excites me to be a part of a community who is dedicated to building the massage industry.  I love learning new techniques, cooking for my family and friends plus seeing a good movie or reading a good book but nothing beats a fun trip.

Hilda Rice

Hilda Rice

Hello my name is Hilda Rice. I am a military Spouse, mother of 3. I am a Certified medical assistant, while working family practice, I quickly realized I wanted to do more for people. I went back to school to become a massage therapist 8 years ago. Became a medical massage practitioner in 2019. I went back to school to get my esthetician license this year. Everyone’s healing process is different and I feel it’s important to have different CE (Continued Education) under your belt to be able to help different people that come into the practice. I have partnered up with Marlene Esthetic’s, we’re I will be practicing massage and esthetics.

Matthew Manriquez

Matthew Manriquez

Matthew Manriquez is a S.I. Practitioner and a student of Functional Bodywork. He has been involved with the El Paso AMTA region as it evolved through its many iterations. Through its aging, the community of El Paso AMTA’ers agree on gathering the massage therapists together to provide new CEU’s to aspiring therapists. Our hopes and dreams have become one as a paradigm shift, incubating the new era of Massage Therapists to thrive.