2019 AMTA-PA Annual Conference @ Country Cupboard Best Western Plus
Apr 13 @ 8:30 pm – Apr 14 @ 2:30 pm
Guest room discounted rate (subject to availability) – mention AMTA-PA when reserving your room.  You MUST call the front desk to make reservations ((570) 524-5500).  You cannot get the discounted rate via their website or main number.
***Rooms must be reserved prior to March 16 to get a discounted rate! ***
Dimensional Massage Therapy for the Leg, Ankle and Foot
Thai Foot Reflexology and Chakras: Theory and Balancing Techniques.
Registration is closed
Dimensional Massage Therapy for the Leg, Ankle and Foot with Nancy Dail (12 CE Hours)
How do structural gait issues have a relationship with knee, leg, hip and back pain?  How do the muscles of the leg impact the conditions of the feet?  This workshop will explore, evaluate, and treat a variety of common difficult leg, ankle, and foot conditions.  Nancy will lecture on the skeletal and neurological anatomy of the thigh, leg, ankle and foot, and specific etiologies, signs, symptoms and massage therapy treatments related to the pathologies of this area.  She will demonstrate hands-on evaluation techniques designed to assess the postural considerations of the thigh, leg, ankle and foot.  Tests including knee, ankle and foot range of motion, muscle length, muscle strength, and orthopedic tests will be explored.  Nancy will provide a thorough understanding of the muscular anatomy of the thigh, leg, ankle and foot, trigger points, and referred pain patterns.  She will explore the relationship of the thigh, leg, ankle and foot to the lower back and neck pain through posture, gait and repetitive actions.  Nancy will demonstrate techniques used in Dimensional Massage Therapy (techniques using deep tissue strokes and methods designed to balance joints by working on all the muscles that produce, assist in, or oppose the actions of, or stabilize the joint).  Careful attention will be given to the execution of these techniques, specific muscles and their idiosyncrasies, and the individual structure of the receiving person on the table.
What to bring:  Massage table, set of sheets, oil.
Thai Foot Reflexology (8 CE Hours) 
Thai Foot Reflexology, although based on the concepts of the Chinese art, has many differences from the reflexology protocols learned in the West. This class will inform the student on Thai methods of warming up the feet, the use of wooden Reflex sticks to stimulate points, as well as leg massage applying techniques that stimulate the Sen Sib lines from Thai Massage theory.
Chakras: Theory and Balancing (4 CE Hours)
The Chakras: Theory and Balancing course defines Chakras and provides a detailed background of theories related to Chakras as well as practicing exercises to restore balance in the energy system. Each chakra will be discussed in detail followed by meditations and movement exercises to enhance energy.
Registration / Check-in              8:30 am  –  9:00 am
Saturday Morning Class            9:00 am  –  1:00 pm
Saturday Lunch                         1:00 pm  –  2:00 pm
Saturday Afternoon Class         2:00 pm  –   6:00 pm
Sunday Morning Class              9:00 am  – 11:00 am
Sunday Lunch                         11:00 am  –  12:00 pm
Sunday Meeting                      12:00 pm  –  12:30 pm
Sunday Afternoon Class         12:30 pm  –    2:30 pm
Nancy W. Dail, BA, LMT, NCTMB, has been a professional massage therapist and member of the AMTA since 1974. She is the founder and director of the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, Maine (1980). A leader in her field, she has served on the AMTA national board, numerous committees, and was the charter president of the Maine AMTA Chapter.
Nancy has taught and presents workshops internationally, is certified in Orthopedic and Sports Massage, and has developed the working philosophy of Dimensional Massage. She is lead author of Kinesiology for Manual Therapies, published by McGraw-Hill.
Her B.A. in Health, Arts, and Science from Goddard College helps her balance her administrative duties as director with teaching Dimensional Massage, Advanced Skills, Kinesiology, and related subjects at DSM. Nancy enjoys her therapeutic practice for her clientele, traveling and teaching, and playing with her grandson, Alexander, whenever possible at her home in Waldoboro.
Amanda Wilson and Joanna McElwain are both Board Certified and Licensed Massage Therapists in the state of Pennsylvania.
It is their goal to make continuing education affordable and convenient for the massage therapist while upholding the integrity of the profession, promoting health and wellness and improving the massage experience for the client, therapist and business.
Amanda’s area of interest is energy work based on Eastern modalities. She has been practicing Reiki since 2000 and has been a Reiki Master since 2004. She has been a practicing Massage Therapist since 2002.
She continues to further her education in Complementary Health and Alternative Medicine. Amanda has seen how balance creates holistic harmony and imbalance creates illness or distress. She believes that health is established through the complementary avenues of combining Eastern and Western philosophies of medicine.
Joanna’s area of interest is development and change- whether that is business, organizational, professional, or personal. She has been working with resorts, spas, and wellness centers since 2005. She has been a practicing massage therapist since 2008. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Development and her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership. She believes all people have potential. She also believes education, health and wellness all play a part in accessing this potential.
Both Amanda and Joanna recognize change is inevitable. Therefore, they strive to stay updated on the latest research and updates in the health and wellness industry. Although having very different backgrounds and interests, they still share the same ultimate goals of promoting wellness through education. They value education, their own, as well as others.
Cancellations received at least 30 days prior to the class: Full refund. Due to the costs of rentals, supplies, and speaker fees, if cancellations are received within less than 30 days prior to the class, there will be no refund. Cancellations must be either written or via email. The Board reserves the right to amend or waive this policy in documented emergency situations.