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Convention 2018 – April 20-21, 2018

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Convention 2018: Massage Elevated II

Our 2018 Convention will be held at Davis County Conference Center! Call 801-416-8899 and ask for the AMTA group rate to get an awesome deal on lodging!  $94.00 more info to come…

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8:00 am Registration and Badge Pickup

8:30 am -12:30 pm Educational Sessions

 Touch for Health II – Marge Bowen

 Regional Approach to the Neck- Joe Muscolino

Reiki I- Debbie White


2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Classes Resume

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Opening Night Reception & Exhibits


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7:30am-8:00am Isolated Stretching

8:30 am -12:30 pm Educational Sessions

Touch for Health – Marge Bowen

Regional Neck Approach- Joe Muscolino

Effective Chair Massage Techniques- Brooke Edde

12:30pm – 1:30 pm LUNCH BREAK

1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Classes Resume


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 Joe Muscolino- Regional Approach to the Neck.       



Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) – Neck

Course Description & Objectives



  1. Massage table with face cradle
  2. Stool 
  3. Bolster and pillow 
  4. Sheets and face cradle cover
  5. King-sized pillow case, preferably flannel (or thin/threadbare bath-sized towel)
  6. Lotion/Balm
  7. Soft foam cushion (approx. 6×10 inches) or bath towel
  8. Participants should wear an open-neck shirt that allows access to the neck


Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) for the Neck covers the major clinical orthopedic assessment and treatment techniques for the neck. This course is a 2-day hands-on workshop.


Day one begins with orthopedic assessment for the common neuromusculoskeletal conditions of the neck. We then cover body mechanics for deep pressure for working the neck in supine, prone, side-lying, ¾ side-lying, and seated positions. With proper body mechanics, you will learn how the neck can be worked deeply with little effort. We also learn how to palpate and safely and effectively work the scalenes and longus musculature of the anterior neck.


Day two covers stretching, including arthrofascial stretching (AFS) techniques. We begin with basic stretching for the functional muscle groups of the neck and then learn how to target each specific neck muscle with multiplane stretching. We then cover advanced neural inhibition stretching techniques, including Contract Relax (PNF/PIR), Agonist Contract (the basis for AIS), and Contract Relax Agonist Contract stretching techniques. Day two concludes with AFS (soft tissue Grade IV joint mobilization for manual therapists), including traction, for the cervical spine. AFS is the only effective means of stretching specific hypomobilities of the neck.


Clinical treatment strategy as well as precautions and contraindications are also covered. These manual therapy skills will empower you to do effective clinical orthopedic work. Throughout this hands-on workshop, Dr. Joe Muscolino reinforces the underlying mechanisms for each of the assessment and treatment techniques, encouraging critical reasoning skills.


Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy for the Neck is part of larger Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) Certification. The other hands-on workshops in this series cover the low back/pelvis, upper extremity, lower extremity, and AFS.



After attending this workshop, the participant will be able to:


  1. Explain and demonstrate the principles of using core body weight and larger muscle groups for efficient body mechanics.
  2. Perform orthopedic assessment tests for the neck to determine the ability to safely perform deep pressure massage, stretching, and joint mobilization.
  3. Describe and be able to work the entirely of the scalene group and also access and work the longus colli muscle.
  4. Explain the fundamental concepts of stretching and apply these concepts to the musculature of the neck.
  5. Demonstrate how to stretch each of the functional muscle groups of the neck.
  6. Explain and demonstrate how to stretch each of the muscles of the neck in all three cardinal planes.
  7. Explain the physiologic basis for and demonstrate how to perform contract relax (CR; also known as PIR/PNF) stretching, agonist contract (AC) stretching, and contract relax agonist contract (CRAC) stretching techniques.
  8. Explain the physiologic basis for and demonstrate how to perform AFS of the neck.




Touch For Health II                                                                                                                image

Marge Bowen is a Neuro-Energy Kinesiologist, Certified Touch for Health Consultant and Instructor, Licensed Massage Therapist and Doterra Wellness Advocate.   She has practiced supporting people in healing mind, body and spirit for over 18 years. Marge specializes is working with survival responses in the brain, body, and energy fields so that relaxation, healing, clarity of mind as well as peace and happiness can exist. Marge served as President of the Energy Kinesiology Association as well as a board member for 6 years. She is a Certified Instructor for several different kinesiology classes, and offers phone and private sessions. Her current office is in Heber, Utah.

In Touch for Health II, students will learn 14 new muscle tests that will add to the 14 muscle tests learned in TFH I.  The TFH system works closely with the meridian system that energetically connects with organs and glands.  TFH II broadens students knowledge of the meridian system by addressing various ways to assess energy imbalance so that corrections can be applied to improve energy flow and function.   Here’s an example of key concepts students will learn:

The Law of 5 Elements

Yin/Yang Concepts

14 New Muscles

Circuit Locating – accessing an imbalance in the energy circuit

Spindle Cell and Golgi Tendon

Acupressure Holding Points

Cerebrospinal Technique

Meridian Wheel Balancing

5 Element Balance – One Point Correction

ESR (Emotional Stress Release – Future Performance)

Meridian Massage

Foot Testing

Pain Techniques including Meridian Walking for Pain

Cross/Crawl Integration

Supplies needed: Massage Table, Set of Linens & Comfortable Clothing that allows for movement.  Participants must bring their Books from Touch for Health I.


My name is Brooke Edde I was Born and raised in Utah. I am a Rolf practitioner; corporate massage therapist and Ki Hara trainer. All of my body work certifications are geared towards problem solving and outcome based treatments. I’ve combined these techniques to perfect my Chair Massage Curriculum.

I believe strongly in two philosophies that guide my work #1. Do for others who cannot do for themselves. #2. Keep it simple. Chair massage accomplishes both! My corporate massage cliental are those who work long hard hours to provide for their families and would otherwise not have free time to seek out massage therapy. Chair massage is such an important modality that shouldn’t be taken for granted. I believe chair massage is not just a way to advertise, I believe it stands on its own.

My Curriculum includes:

  • Meaningful creative techniques that have the potential to deliver fast and effective treatments for your clients,
  • Specific Chair massage body mechanics that will ensure you deliver the best techniques and save yourself from injury
  • Corporate massage ethic strategies because it is a much different world then a spa.
  • Pain Science concepts
  • Self-care strategies to keep you as the therapist free from stress and pain,

Chapter reserves the right to limit number of participants based on room/space available.

Supplies/Equipment Participants Must Bring:      

Seated Massage Chair, antibacterial wipes or spray and

paper towels . Face rest covers optional.

Comfortable clothing.


Reiki I                                                                                                                                   IMG_6658

Debbie White is a retired public educator of 30 years.  Since her retirement Debbie has been teaching adult continuing education in the University of Utah’s OSHER program.  As a Usui Reiki Master and a certified Crystal Healer, from the Living Light Institute, Debbie successfully combines these healing modalities.  She also enjoys sharing her knowledge of Reiki, crystals and the healing arts with others.

Course Description

Reiki is a Japanese healing technique or Universal Life Force. This one-day course will cover… The origin and history of Reiki, the nature of Reiki energy, the complete hand placement system the treatment of yourself and others, Gassho Meditation, Byosen Scanning, and Chakra Clearing. This course will provide the participants with their Usui Reiki Level One Certificate and a basic attunement.  And, later this year, AMTA will offer Usui Reiki Level Two. Those in attendance should bring comfortable clothing, along with their own massage table and blanket.

Chapter reserves the right to limit number of participants based on room/space available.

Supplies/Equipment Participants Must Bring:

Massage Table, Comfortable Cothing, & Blanket

Register HERE today!
The classes will fill up quickly! 

Regular Pricing is March 5, 2018 through April 10, 2018 when Late Pricing will begin. Registration ends  April 15, 2018

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