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Continuing Education

10-Step Protocol of Injury Therapy

Darlene Brown

Darlene L. Brown

Darlene L. Brown, MT, CMT, CST, LDT will present the 10-Step Protocol for Injury Therapy.

Continuing Education Credit:
12 Hours, NCBTMB-Approved

This course will introduce new and dynamic techniques that will simplify the complexity of releasing pain in a client treatment plan. Attendees will learn relationships of injuries, how they create pain and how the pain can be reversed through Circadian Rhythm as well as the use of other procedures to enable successful outcomes for the client. They will also review correct body mechanics for therapists and learn a 10 step protocol to deal with many injury issues to promote natural healing.

Friday & Saturday, August 4&5, 2017 CANCELLED

Online Registration:
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  • Registration 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Friday Only)
  • Class: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Lunch (on your own): 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Class 1:30 PM- 4: 30 PM


Myotherapy College of Utah
336 West Bugatti Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84115


  • Members (Professional & Students):
    • Early (to July 15th): $145.00
    • Regular (July 16th – July 24th): $180.00
    • Late (July 25th – July 31st): $200.00
    • Registration Deadline: July 31st
  • Non-AMTA Members
    • Early (to July 15th): $250.00
    • Regular (July 16th – July 24th): $300.00
    • Late (July 25th – July 31st): $320.00
    • Registration Deadline: July 31st

Online Registration:
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What to Bring:
Registrants should bring a Massage Table, Sheets, Lotion & Two Pillows

Lunch both days will be “on your own”. There will be 90 minutes for lunch and there are several places to eat nearby.

About Darlene:
Darlene is a graduate of Utah College of Massage Therapy with over 27 years’ experience as a Massage Therapist. She has extensive experience working as an educator, director of various massage programs and working with Physical Therapists, Chiropractic and Medical professionals. She is co-owner of LovesLife Management, LLC and is traveling the country sharing her knowledge with others. As an NCBTMB Approved Provider, she has developed the “10 Step protocol of Injury Therapy” that has shown to be very effective in reducing pain due to injury and trauma. The goal is to promote a more rapid and self-healing recovery with less pain associated with these conditions.

Survey – Continuing Education Req., Utah – Survey Closed


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What are your thoughts regarding adding a requirement for continuing education for Massage Therapy licensing?

careerTake the Survey – We’re offering a chance to win a FREE Full Registration to the upcoming AMTA-Utah Chapter Convention in February 2014 for licensed massage therapists who complete the survey. The survey should take about 15-20 minutes to complete.

Background: In the last (2013) legislative session a bill proposing to add continuing education as a requirement for maintaining a Massage Therapy license was proposed and deferred to Interim Committee for consideration in preparation for the upcoming 2014 legislative session. The Government Relations Committee of the AMTA – Utah Chapter has worked over the spring and summer to gather information from members and other interested individuals regarding this issue. The final step in the process of gathering information is to survey the licensed massage therapist of Utah. More history…

voiceWhy should you care? – Continuing education is an important way for massage therapists to maintain knowledge about how to avoid harming the public. How does having or not having continuing education impact the law? This year the Massage Therapy Practice Act will be “sunsetting” which means it will be automatically repealed July 1, 2014 and massage therapy will no longer be a licensed profession unless the legislature acts to reinstate the law.  The new (implemented this year) legal standard required to justify a state requirement of a license is that there must be a compelling interest in protecting the public from a present, recognizable and significant harm. A continuing education requirement within the Massage Therapy Practice Act demonstrates that the licensing act is actively protecting the public from a present, recognizable and significant harm.

Share – Unfortunately we are unable to obtain a complete list of massage therapists from the State for the purposes of a survey. So, we are inviting all Utah licensed massage therapists to participate in this survey. If you know a massage therapist, please send this information to them so they have the opportunity to share their voice in this important matter.

HurryThe survey closes October 10th – you will have until the end of the day Oct. 10th to take the survey.

Survey extended to October 31st!!

2012 Convention Report

Exploring the Space Within - 2012 AMTA Utah Chapter ConventionWas held
Thursday – Saturday
February 2-4, 2012

Salt Lake City Airport Hilton
Many thanks to the volunteers, vendors, donors and contributors to this year’s Convention. Attendees had a great opportunity to expand their skills and understanding as well as network with each other and profession leaders.

World Class Education – The classes, Kinesiology, Five Elements & Myofascial Techniques were well received! Much gratitude to the fabulous instructors and their assistants!

Registrants received goodie bags with samples and information for the donors and contributors. Plus the bag itself is a reusable tote/grocery bag printed with the Convention Logo.

Elections Results:

  • President: Roger Olbrot
  • 2nd VP: Ivan Thompson
  • Secretary: Kirk Jorgensen
  • Delegate 2012-2013: Brenda Swadley
  • Alternate Delegate 2013: Kirk Jorgensen
  • Chapter Meritorious Award: Ron Findlay

Annual Meeting

The Chapter’s Annual Meeting was also at the Convention Hotel Friday night and included a full sit-down Dinner. Silent Auction winners were announced with proceeds going to the Benevolence Fund. There were Reports from Board Officers, a Budget vote of approval by the membership, President’s Address and our very special Keynote Speaker, Mark Steinagle, the Director of DOPL (Utah State Department of Professional Licensing). Mr. Steinagle spoke about his interest in helping protect the professionalism of Massage in Utah and the ways his department in state government has been working with local law enforcement and the legislature to keep massage therapy legitimate and enforce compliance with the laws. Members listening were encouraged that there is much happening behind the scenes to protect our profession.

And, of course, Elections were held. <- Click for full Results

It was great to see members whom we haven’t seen in a while and some who were at their first Convention! And thank you all for your feedback!

Friday Silent Auction, Expo & Student Reflexology Sessions
Earlier in the day, during breaks and lunch Local vendors were on hand to demonstrate and sell their massage-related products and services. Myotherapy College of Utah graciously lent some of their students to do Reflexology Sessions for a donation to the Benevolence Fund. (Amount Donated will be posted here later!)

A Silent Auction was held with all proceeds going to the Roger Whiting Benevolence Fund. There were some really nice things that bidders were able to get a great prices! Again, a BIG THANK YOU to the contributors and donors of the items for the auction. (A list of donors & contributors will be posted here soon!)

Door Prizes were awarded at the Annual Meeting. (The definition of a “Door Prize” is that anyone passing through the door has one chance to win a prize.) In the past we have held raffles, in which everyone had the opportunity to purchase tickets, each of which represented another chance to win a prize. The state of Utah has ruled that this type of “buying a chance” is gambling and is therefore illegal – and that’s why we have chosen to do Door Prizes instead.


  • Sombra
  • Prossage
  • Massage Warehouse
  • BonVital
  • R&R Bodyworks
  • Oakworks
  • AMTA Utah Chapter
  • Soulfood Music
  • Hygenic Corporation
  • Hugger Mugger
  • Ron Findlay


  • Myotherapy College of Utah


  • Susan DeLegge
  • Robyn Ryther
  • Roger Olbrot
  • Lori Churchill
  • Kirk Jorgensen