Make Self-Care a Priority at the AMTA 2017 National Convention

Body Mechanics, Hand Health & Inspiration for Massage Therapists

Massage therapy can be a physically demanding profession. And massage therapistslike many wellness professionals—often put the needs of their clients first, sometimes sacrificing their own needs.

Massage therapists, make self-care a priority at the AMTA 2017 National Convention with these continuing education sessions that are both inspiring and practical.

Pour, Don’t Push: How to Massage With Greater Depth & Ease (Hands-on)

Friday, September 15, 8am | 4 CE Credits


Instructor: David M. Lobenstine

Instead of pushing massage clients into feeling better, learn how to pour into the client. Rediscover massage therapists’ most powerful therapeutic tools – breath and your body weight – and how to work deep with less strain.

Materials Required: Massage table, comfortable clothing, two sheets, a face cradle cover and lotion

Save Your Hands: Injury Prevention, Ergonomics & Self Care (Hands-on)

Saturday, September 16, 8am | 4 CE Credits

Instructor: Joanne Kolodziej

Massage therapy is physically demanding. Learn proven methods to help avoid work-related injuries, including injury prevention and ergonomic techniques.

Materials Required: Massage table, linens, lotion

Closing Session

The Happiness Advantage: Inspiring Positive Change

Saturday, September 16, 2pm | 2 CE Credits

Instructor: Shawn Achor

Taking care of yourself is as important as taking care of your massage clients. Shawn Achor—a leading expert on the connection between happiness and success—will share the science of how happiness inspires us to be more productive.

As one of the top TED speakers of all time and a former Harvard professor, he studies scientific breakthroughs in happiness and how to become a lightning rod for change. Shawn has partnered with Oprah Winfrey Network on “21 Days To Inspire Positive Change” and is a New York Times bestselling author. Wrap up your convention experience with a more clinical look at the importance of self-care.

Related: Shaun T will inspire you to live your best life at Opening Session!

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Attend the Largest Event in the Massage Therapy Profession

Register Online for the AMTA 2017 National Convention by August 17

Don’t miss out on the largest conference in the massage therapy profession! Earn 18+ CE credits, network and explore new products for your massage practice.

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WATCH: 3 Self-Care Tips from Keynote Speaker Shaun T

Shaun T is an internationally recognized fitness expert and the AMTA 2017 National Convention keynote speaker. Watch as he shares three of his tips to live your best life, and register to see him live on September 14 in Pasadena!

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