AMTA Idaho Chapter Calendar

Apr
1
Mon
Registration Opens Amta-Idaho 2019 State Convention @ Red Lion Hotel
Apr 1 – May 3 all-day
Registration Opens Amta-Idaho 2019 State Convention @ Red Lion Hotel

2019 AMTA-Idaho Annual State Convention

                                        May 3 – 5, 2019

                     Red Lion Hotel, Downtown Boise, Idaho

Click here to download Registration packet

Join us at the Red Lion in Downtown Boise, ID for outstanding educational opportunities from world class presenters!

We will kick off the festivities with a Meet & Greet Friday evening, May 3rd at 5:00 p.m.. Come and enjoy light snacks and network with our amazing presenters, your AMTA-Idaho Board members, and fellow therapists from throughout the Northwest.

Our annual AMTA Convention Banquet will be held Saturday evening. There will be a silent auction fundraiser benefiting the Massage Therapy Foundation throughout the weekend. Prepare to bid on some fabulous massage-related items!

Workshop offerings are:

Massage for People Living With Cancer (2 Day Workshop)-presented by Mary Aguilera-Titus

Comfort-oriented massage or touch can be administered to people with cancer regardless of the severity of their condition. The purpose of this class is to train touch therapists in the basics of oncology massage. The experience derived from this training will create newfound confidence in bodyworkers about working with clients, particularly private practice clients, who have cancer or are recovering from it. Therapists who focus on hospice and hospital work will also find this course to be valuable for their special needs patients.
The curriculum includes information on:
-Opening the heart to those with serious illness,
-Metastasis,
-Adjustments that must be made for clients who:
are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation or who have a history of it
have had surgical or medical procedures
are at risk for lymphedema
-How to perform intake with clients who have a history of cancer treatment

Significant time is devoted to hands-on practice including providing a supervised relaxation massage to someone with cancer or a history of cancer.
Suggested Reading: Medicine Hands: Massage for People with Cancer, (3rd Ed.) – (2014, Findhorn Press). Be sure you have the 3rd Edition, The following sections are helpful before attending class: Chapters 4 through 8. The book can be ordered at https://www.amazon.com/Medicine-Hands-Massage-Therapy-People/dp/1844096394/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1440466590&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=Medicinehands

Items needed for workshop: massage table, 2 pillows, sheets, towels, massage oil/lotion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

OR

Structural Release of the Hip (Saturday) and Structural Release of the Abdominals and Psoas (Sunday)-presented by Gary Schwander

STRUCTURAL RELEASE will teach the theory and techniques for structural realignment of the body. This can enable you to integrate and combine the conscious awareness of body, mind and spirit to facilitate advanced states of healing. The intent of the treatments is to balance the body into alignment with its environment, freeing the energy flow that will enhance the body’s physiological and psychological function.
The Hip course will assess and balance a tilted and rotated pelvis. A balanced pelvis will lead to structural integrity of the whole body.
The Abdominal course will release the diaphragm and abdominal cavity and free the psoas to increase and maintain the clients structural integrity.
During these workshops: We will review the anatomical structure of the areas being taught, learn structural assessment for the areas, learn the hands-on techniques and give and receive a two hour session. You will be able to immediately integrate the information learned in these courses into your current practice.

Items needed for workshop: Massage Table, Pillow/Bolster, & Sheets. Wear loose, comfortable clothing

Schedule of Events:

Friday, May 3rd:

5:00 pm-8:00 pm Meet & Greet Social w/light snacks (No-Host Bar) Feel free to wear your favorite Super Hero t-shirt, cape &/or mask for fun photo ops!

Saturday, May 4th:

7:30-8:30 Convention registration

8:30-12:30 Workshop of choice

12:30-1:30 AMTA-Idaho Member Luncheon & Annual Meeting (all are welcome!)

1:30-5:30 Workshop of choice

6:30 AMTA-Idaho Convention Banquet (all attendees are welcome! 1 meal ticket is included w/registration, additional tickets = $40)

Sunday, May 5th

8:00-12:30 Workshop of choice

12:30-1:30  Luncheon & MTF Fundraiser Wrap-up

1:30-5:00 Workshop of choice

Early Bird Pricing Until Wednesday, April 24 @ 11:59 pm MST

$209 (AMTA Member Rate)
$229 (Non=Member Rate)
$ 99 (Student Rate)

Full Convention Pricing:

$229 (AMTA Member Rate)
$259 (Non-Member Rate)
$ 109 (Students Rate)

Additional Banquet Tickets: $40 each (1 banquet ticket is INCLUDED with each registration)

Our host hotel:
The Red Lion Hotel
Boise, ID
208-344-7691

Our host hotel has all of the amenities including:
Complimentary airport shuttle
Complimentary parking
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Microwave
Hair dryer & iron/ironing board
Indoor Pool
Fitness Center
Jacuzzi/Spa
Business Center
ATM

***Be sure to mention the booking code: AMTA2019 to get the convention rate. Convention attendees receive complementary breakfast buffet with reservation***

Standard Room Rate-$104/night + surcharges and taxes

Book your room online

Convention Contact: Donna Hoffman, 406-210-1093, vp2.amtaid@gmail.com

Cancellation Policy: All refunds must be approved by AMTA-Idaho. Refunds will not be granted if cancelling within 1 week of the event. In the case of a “No Show,” no refund will be granted.

Apr
24
Wed
Early Bird Pricing Ends for Amta-Idaho 2019 Annual State Convention
Apr 24 @ 11:59 pm
May
3
Fri
Amta-Idaho 2019 State Convention @ Red Lion Hotel
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – May 5 @ 5:00 pm
Amta-Idaho 2019 State Convention @ Red Lion Hotel

2019 AMTA-Idaho Annual State Convention

                                        May 3 – 5, 2019

                     Red Lion Hotel, Downtown Boise, Idaho

Click here to d2019 Registration packetownload registration packet

Join us at the Red Lion in Downtown Boise, ID for outstanding educational opportunities from world class presenters!

We will kick off the festivities with a Meet & Greet Friday evening, May 3rd at 5:00 p.m.. Come and enjoy light snacks and network with our amazing presenters, your AMTA-Idaho Board members, and fellow therapists from throughout the Northwest.

Our annual AMTA Convention Banquet will be held Saturday evening. There will be a silent auction fundraiser benefiting the Massage Therapy Foundation throughout the weekend. Prepare to bid on some fabulous massage-related items!

Workshop offerings are:

Massage and Cancer: Finding the New Normal (16 CEs) presented by Mary Aguilera-Titus

Course description: Because cancer is a disease that impacts so many, that there is little doubt that massage therapists will encounter a client with a history of cancer in their practice. Massage and Cancer: Finding the New Normal is a 16 CE workshop is focused on providing touch therapists with an understanding of cancer, a review of various therapies involved in the treatment of cancer and focus on long term and late term effects. These effects will impact the delivery of an informed and supportive massage therapy session. This class will be a blend of lecture, hands on practice with other students in the class, and group exercises.

Items needed for workshop: massage table, 2 pillows, sheets, towels, massage oil/lotion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

OR

Structural Release of the Hip (Saturday) and Structural Release of the Abdominals and Psoas (Sunday)-presented by Gary Schwander

STRUCTURAL RELEASE will teach the theory and techniques for structural realignment of the body. This can enable you to integrate and combine the conscious awareness of body, mind and spirit to facilitate advanced states of healing. The intent of the treatments is to balance the body into alignment with its environment, freeing the energy flow that will enhance the body’s physiological and psychological function.
The Hip course will assess and balance a tilted and rotated pelvis. A balanced pelvis will lead to structural integrity of the whole body.
The Abdominal course will release the diaphragm and abdominal cavity and free the psoas to increase and maintain the clients structural integrity.
During these workshops: We will review the anatomical structure of the areas being taught, learn structural assessment for the areas, learn the hands-on techniques and give and receive a two hour session. You will be able to immediately integrate the information learned in these courses into your current practice.

Items needed for workshop: Massage Table, Pillow/Bolster, & Sheets. Wear loose, comfortable clothing

Schedule of Events:

Friday, May 3rd:

5:00 pm-8:00 pm Meet & Greet Social w/light snacks (No-Host Bar) Feel free to wear your favorite Super Hero t-shirt, cape &/or mask for fun photo ops!

Saturday, May 4th:

7:30-8:30 Convention registration

8:30-12:30 Workshop of choice

12:30-1:30 AMTA-Idaho Member Luncheon & Annual Meeting (all are welcome!)

1:30-5:30 Workshop of choice

6:30 AMTA-Idaho Convention Banquet (all attendees are welcome! 1 meal ticket is included w/registration, additional tickets = $40)

Sunday, May 5th

8:00-12:30 Workshop of choice

12:30-1:30  Luncheon & MTF Fundraiser Wrap-up

1:30-5:00 Workshop of choice

Early Bird Pricing Until Wednesday, April 24 @ 11:59 pm MST

$209 (AMTA Member Rate)
$229 (Non=Member Rate)
$ 99 (Student Rate)

Full Convention Pricing:

$229 (AMTA Member Rate)
$259 (Non-Member Rate)
$ 109 (Students Rate)

Additional Banquet Tickets: $40 each (1 banquet ticket is INCLUDED with each registration)

Our host hotel:
The Red Lion Hotel
Boise, ID
208-344-7691

Our host hotel has all of the amenities including:
Complimentary airport shuttle
Complimentary parking
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Microwave
Hair dryer & iron/ironing board
Indoor Pool
Fitness Center
Jacuzzi/Spa
Business Center
ATM

***Be sure to mention the booking code: AMTA2019 to get the convention rate. Convention attendees receive complementary breakfast buffet with reservation***

Standard Room Rate-$104/night + surcharges and taxes

Book your room online

Convention Contact: Donna Hoffman, 406-210-1093, vp2.amtaid@gmail.com

Cancellation Policy: All refunds must be approved by AMTA-Idaho. Refunds will not be granted if cancelling within 1 week of the event. In the case of a “No Show,” no refund will be granted.

May
4
Sat
AMTA-Idaho Chapter Annual Member Meeting & Luncheon @ Red Lion Inn
May 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Please join us for lunch for an update on all State Chapter election results and other chapter activities.

May
6
Mon
Idaho Board of Massage Therapy Meeting
May 6 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Jul
15
Mon
Idaho Board of Massage Therapy Meeting
Jul 15 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Oct
24
Thu
AMTA National Convention @ Indianapolis, IN
Oct 24 – Oct 26 all-day