One of the largest professional massage practitioner associations in the world, the American Massage Therapy Association California chapter is hosting its annual convention in San Francisco March 13-15, 2009. This popular three day convention will feature presenters covering a variety of topics ranging from hands-on techniques to ethics. The mission of AMTA is to support its members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy.
San Francisco, California (PRWEB) March 8, 2009 — Massage therapists from across California and near-by states will be convening at the DoubleTree Hotel – San Francisco Airport, March 13-15th for the 2009 California Massage and Bodywork Convention sponsored by the California Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association.
As one of the largest professional massage association in the world, the mission of the American Massage Therapy Association is to serve AMTA members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy.
This popular three day convention will feature presenters covering a variety of topics ranging from hands-on techniques to ethics. Most states require massage therapists to accrue continuing education credits each year to keep their massage certifications current. (The hourly continuing education requirements vary from state to state.)
Some of the highlights of this year’s convention will be oncology massage for clients with cancer taught by Johnette du Rand, the pain management technique of Rossiter Strategic Bodywork presented by John Prior and Ron Arbel, Mayan Abdominal Massage for reproductive and digestive health with Donna Caire, and instruction on massage provided in the hospice setting presented by Irene Smith who is nationally recognized as one of the leaders in work with the ill or the dying.
The AMTA-CA Chapter annual business meeting will be held on Friday, March 13th at 5:00 pm. and the AMTA National Immediate Past President, MK Brennan, will speak. Immediately following will be a free Healing Therapy With Singing Crystal Bowls Concert open to all registrants at 7:30 pm performed by Elivia Melodey.
Therapists may take one or all of the courses and do not need to be members of the AMTA, although AMTA members do enjoy a discount on the convention price.
More information and registration for the convention can be found at http://www.amta-ca.org or (800) 696-2682.