LAKE OZARK, MO – ISPA board member Ann Brown is scheduled to speak at the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) 2010 National Convention, scheduled for Sept. 22 through 25 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota. Brown will present on demystifying the benefits of spa and spa treatments. Her presentation will cover the benefits of hot and cold compress applications and principles of hydrotherapy and thermalism. The workshop will also include a hands-on review of thalassotherapy.

The AMTA National Convention will offer more than 20 hours of continuing massage education and workshops. With more than 50 chapters nationwide, AMTA is the largest nonprofit association serving massage students, massage schools and massage therapists. The volunteer-led AMTA strives to set professional ethics and standards while promoting licensing massage therapists in all states and the public education on the benefits of massage.

Brown is a member of the International SPA Association board of directors. She also serves as president of ASTECC, a post-graduate organization working for better educated therapists in the spa industry. She serves as spa director for Spa Shiki at The Lodge of Four Seasons on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks. Spa Shiki was recently recognized as one of the top 10 resort spas in the Midwest by Spa Magazine.

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About Spa Shiki

Located at the Lodge of the Four Seasons on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, Spa Shiki is one of the largest resort spas in the Midwest. Providing skilled therapists that receive continual education through the American Spa Therapy and Education Certification Council and more, the Japanese-themed Spa Shiki offers a comprehensive array of health and wellness treatments and is dedicated to educating guests on the benefits of spa. Spa Shiki is a member of the International SPA Association, recognized worldwide as the professional organization and voice of the spa industry, representing more than 3,000 health and wellness facilities and providers in 75 countries. Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks is one of the world’s largest manmade lakes.