2017 AMTA-Idaho Annual State Convention

April 27th – April 30th in Lewiston, Idaho

Join us at the Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston for outstanding educational opportunities from world class presenters!

We will kick off the festivities with a no-host Meet and Greet Thursday, April 27th. Come 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 fund-raiser silent auction 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, 4/28 Workshop offerings are:

Advanced Deep Tissue Techniques for the Head and Neck – 7 CE
Presented by Eric Stephenson

Along with the back, the head and neck is always one of clients favorite places to be massaged. Often times, as therapists, we fall into the same old routines in this area of the body; the same old strokes and techniques. This entire day of head and neck work will combine Deep Tissue techniques to the sternocleidomastoid, scalenes, multifidi, trapezius, levator scapulae, splenius capitis; along with wonderfully relaxing Swedish stokes as well as stretching. Leave this focused workshop with a brand new set of tools to immediately start using in your practice.


Medical Massage: Success in Hospital & Clinical Settings – 6 CE
Presented by David Otto

Discover how massage therapy complements medical treatments to increase comfort, improve clinical outcomes and provide wholeness in both clients and those who care for them.
Attendees will be able to:
identify necessities for all medical massage practitioners including how to gain a foundation for working in medical settings (including hospital culture and infection control practices);
discover how to build successful relationships with other medical professionals in clinical settings; and,
review case studies performed and where the medical massage community is being supported nationally.

Saturday, 4/29  Workshop Offerings:

Structures Integrated for Functional Movement – 8 CE                           Presented by Nathan Nordstrom

This class is arranged to look in-depth into each portion of the body. It goes through each joint’s standard movements and the top dysfunctions regularly seen in the area. We then give several tools and techniques to work with the soft tissue to create pain free movement. Topics include: The Integrated Body, Back, Chest, Lower Back, Hips, Legs, Calf, Foot, Neck, Shoulder, Arms, Hands


Feet First! Advanced Deep Tissue Techniques for Feet and Ankles – 7 CE       presented by Eric Stephenson
An entire workshop devoted sole-ly (pun intended) to the feet! We will examine anatomy at the foundation of our structure and techniques to address common complaints such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and other common conditions. In addition, we will introduce our No Thumbs Deep Tissue approach and Core Body Mechanics in a seated position for optimal ease in delivering the work.

Sunday, 4/30 Ethics Offering:

Massage Ethics: Creating a Drama Free Practice – 3 CE                         Presented by Eric Stephenson
Working with other human beings in a therapeutic environment can be extremely rewarding and at times, full of strain, hassles and heartbreak. Drama is a voluntary behavior that creates negative emotions or outcomes, draining resources of time, money and harmonious relationships. In this highly engaging presentation, we will delve into 5 pillars of a drama free massage practice and how to apply the concepts for success in your professional and personal life. Learn how to eliminate stress in and around you!

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, April 27th:

5:00-8:00pm Meet & Greet Social (No-Host Bar)

Friday, April 28th:

8:00-9:00 Convention registration

9:00-12:30 Workshop of choice

12:00-1:30 AMTA-Idaho Member Meeting (all are welcome!)

1:30-6:00 Workshop of choice

Saturday, April 29th

7:00-7:45 Yoga

8:00-12:30 Workshop of choice

12:30-1:30 Lunch on your own

1:30-5:00 Workshop of choice

7:00 AMTA-Idaho Convention Banquet (all attendees are welcome!)

Sunday, April 30th

7:00-8:00 Yoga

8:30-9:00 Ethics Registration

9:00-12:00 Ethics Workshop

Full Convention Pricing:

Early Bird Rates (end March 11th): $299 (All)
$ 99 (Students)

Regular Rate (March 12th-April 26th) $329 (AMTA Member Rate)
$349 (Non-Member Rate)
$199 (Students Rate)

Additional Banquet Tickets: $25 each (1 banquet ticket is INCLUDED with each registration)

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

Please note: Ethics is INCLUDED with every convention registration

The Red Lion Inn of Lewiston, Idaho amenities include free Wi-Fi, free parking, full gym access w/indoor pool, outdoor pool, restaurant, quiet bar, brew pub and business center. Be sure to mention the AMTA Conference to get the best rates. Convention attendees receive complementary breakfast with reservation.

Standard Room Rate- $98/night + surcharges and taxes

Red Lion Hotel
621 21st St
Lewiston ID 83501

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

You can register online:

or by check/money order by downloading and mailing in this packet: 2017 Registration packet

Cancellation Policy: All refunds must be approved by AMTA-Idaho. Refunds will not be granted if cancelling within 2 weeks of the event. In the case of a “No Show,” no refund will be granted.