2018 AMTA-Idaho Annual State Convention

                                        October 4 – 7, 2018

                                         Twin Falls, Idaho

Join us at the Red Lion Hotel in Twin Falls, ID for outstanding educational opportunities from world class presenters!

We will kick off the festivities with a Meet & Greet Thursday evening, October 4th. Come and enjoy light snacks and network with our amazing presenters, your AMTA-Idaho Board members, and fellow therapists from throughout the Northwest.

Friday and Saturday, we are offering 4, 1-day workshops and on Sunday, Courtney Peterson will be presenting Ethics. Read more information about the workshops below.

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!

All attendees will receive a registration bag filled with the latest and greatest samples and discounts from our generous supporters, including China Gel, Biofreeze, Thera-Brand, Prossage, Pedigenix, Migraine Miracle, Natural Formulations, Topricin, NCTMB, Dr, Hoys, Yamuna, Essential 3, Sombra, Bon Vital, and Real Bodywork.

Friday’s Workshop offerings are:

Cupping for the Massage Therapist (6 CEUs) presented by Courtney Peterson
This cupping class is broken into two sections. The first half is theory, and the second is application. We will be using manual vacuum cups, silicone, and glass facial cups. The theory section of the class talks briefly about history of cupping, and the spends the majority of the time discussing western application theory. The reason for spending so much of the class on theory is that western methodology differs so much from eastern. Every class is a little different based on the students who attend. Cupping is such a versatile modality that it lends itself to a wide range of adjustments and variance. During the application section we will learn basic cupping stokes and technique.


Precision Neuromuscular Therapy: The Hip (6 CEUs) presented by Stacey Kilps of PNMT Midwest
The vital role of the hip as a source of pain and its role in healthy movement is often overlooked. Issues of the hip may present local pain but can also greatly effect areas both above and below. For instance, restrictions in the hip demand that the low back compensate, leading to low back pain. Treatment of the low back (where the symptoms present) will be frustratingly unsuccessful. It is common to have hip pain where no visible pathology is discovered, precise soft tissue approaches can be amazingly effective. The focus of this seminar is on accurate assessment strategies and effective treatment techniques to help you treat the right structure for the right reason. We don’t just teach you how, we teach you why!

Saturday’s Workshop Offerings:

Precision Neuromuscular Therapy: Low Back ( 6 CEUs) presented by Stacey Kilps of PNMT Midwest
In the NMT for the Low Back seminar, you will learn how to efficiently evaluate and treat people with various types of back pain involving the lumbar area. In order to accomplish this, you will learn to clearly identify the anatomical landmarks necessary for great palpation, identify and address the correct soft tissue structures that affect the stated pain pattern, and review how these soft tissue restrictions are tied to movement and everyday complaints


Cupping for the Massage Therapist – Part 2 (6 CEUs) presented by Courtney Peterson
This class is almost entirely hands on. Before lunch we will focus on anterior bodywork and after lunch we will focus on posterior bodywork. During the anterior section we will spend time doing facial cupping with the glass facial cups, and also learn techniques for abdominal. During the posterior section we will explore additional techniques for major muscle groups including the rotator cuff and IT band.

Sunday’s Ethics Offering:

Ethics (3 CEUs) presented by Courtney Peterson
In this class we will cover all 13 ethical standards set by the Idaho Board of Massage Therapy. We will also discuss the anatomy of trust as it applies to the therapeutic relationship and ways that we as massage therapists can improve our relationships with our clients as well as other professionals.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, October 4th:

5:00 pm-8:00 pm Meet & Greet Social w/light snacks (No-Host Bar)

Friday, October 5th:

8:00-9:00 Convention registration

9:00-12:30 Workshop of choice

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

1:30-4:00 Workshop of choice

Saturday, October 6th

9:00-12:30 Workshop of choice

12:30-1:30 Student/1st Timer’s Luncheon or Lunch on your own

1:30-4:00 Workshop of choice

6:00 AMTA-Idaho Convention Banquet (all attendees are welcome!)

Sunday, October 7th

8:30-9:00 Ethics Registration

9:00-12:00 Ethics Workshop

Full Convention Pricing:

$199 (AMTA Member Rate)
$229 (Non-Member Rate)
$ 99 (Students Rate)

Additional Banquet Tickets: $30 each (1 banquet ticket is INCLUDED with each registration)

Ethics Only (3CEUs): $30 (AMTA Members)
FREE (Students)
$45 (Non-Members)

Our host hotel, the Red Lion Inn, has all of the amenities including:
Complimentary airport shuttle
Complimentary parking
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Energy Zone fitness center
Outdoor swimming pool (open seasonally)
Diamondfield’s Lounge

***Be sure to mention the AMTA Conference/code AMTI1004 to get the convention rate. Convention attendees receive complementary breakfast with reservation***

Standard Room Rate- $69/night + surcharges and taxes

Red Lion Hotel
1357 Blue Lakes Blvd N
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Convention Contact: Donna Hoffman, 406-210-1093,

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.