AMTA OR Newsletter Spring 2019
- Editor’s note
- President’s note
- Coming Events
- Government Relations Report
- Education Chair’s note
- Membership Updates
- New Video
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-In this Issue: Spring has almost sprung! That means Winter Social is behind us, and Annual Convention is just around the corner. You’ll find photos from the Winter Social Wine and Chocolate Gala hosted by Beaverton’s Sage Center, where we had a blast learning about Employment Classification (Independent Contractor vs. Employee) with Carly Samish, followed by exploring the Sage Center, its practitioners, great jazz, fine food, wine and chocolate! You really need to come to the next social!
–President Mark’s note gets you pumped for the AMTA-OR annual convention next month.
–Julie Crispin keeps us up to date on what’s happening in Salem (OBMT CE & Chiropractor’s Assistant Issues) with the Government Relations Report.
–Membership #’s Update
–New Video! Nora Stern, PT presents Massage and Pain Management to the 2018 AMTA-OR convention. It’s all the way at the bottom of the newsletter, click to go straight there.
I hope to see you all at convention next month.
I can’t believe we’re less than a month away from convention! AMTA Oregon volunteers have been working hard to get everything ready – coordinating with the venue and educators, ordering gifts for attendees, arranging the catering, preparing presentations for our annual meeting, and more! My garage is filling up with gift bag donations from our generous sponsors!
As we’re getting close, I’ve been thinking a lot about the theme of our convention – A Holistic Approach to Therapeutic Relationships. Through a mix of lectures, panel discussions, and workshops, our presenters will focus on some of the foundational therapeutic skills that underlie massage therapy. Our convention presenters have extensive expertise in massage education, and also related fields like mental health and research. I’m so proud of our lineup and can’t wait to connect with our amazing community once again!
As I planned our convention speakers, I wanted to shine a light on some of the topics that don’t get much emphasis. While there are loads of CE courses about new techniques and modalities, there are fewer opportunities for LMTs to learn new ways to enhance the therapeutic relationship. These “soft skills” of creating a welcoming environment, cultivating therapeutic presence, and using client-centered communication make a big difference to our clients.
Our convention program is chock full of sessions that will help you be more present and resourceful with your clients, no matter what techniques you use, or what populations you work with. With four workshops each day – including Mental Health First Aid, the ethics of therapeutic presence, neurofascial bodywork (a hands-on course), the skin and topical applications (with vendor samples), interoceptive awareness, and business skills for a sustainable massage career – there’s likely something that will interest you!
Please visit our registration page to learn more. And if you need help deciding which workshops to take, you can always give me a call!
Government Relations Chair
That’s right, we’re seeking an Education Chair!
Have a passion for Massage and Massage Education? Help bring to life the CE offerings you’d like for AMTA-OR members. We look forward to working with you.
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Our AMTA Oregon chapter is starting 2019 off on the right foot by breaking the 2000 member barrier! Thank you all for your membership and choosing to be a part of AMTA, this would not have been possible without each of you. We look forward to watching these numbers continue to grow throughout the rest of 2019!
January 2019, New: 26, Total: 1964
February 2019, New: 44, Total: 2006
March 2019, New: 45, Total: 2026
(Total #’s vary from new member #’s each month due to transfers to other states, lapsed memberships, etc..)
Britney von Trapp
Presented to 2018 AMTA-OR Convention
Video produced by @Technesoma.
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