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FRAMINGHAM, Ma. — The New England Chapters of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) will host the 32nd Annual New England Conference from Thursday, March 19 through Sunday, March 22 at the Framingham Hotel and Conference Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. The conference will offer 37 educational sessions presented by industry leaders and instructors; a tradeshow with over 40 exhibitor and industry suppliers; and networking and hospitality events throughout the weekend.

The event, which will be hosted by the Maine Chapter this year, will be the final, farewell celebration to highlight a 32-year history of bringing quality education and collaboration to massage professionals across New England. The theme, “Legacy of Healing,” will be carried throughout the weekend with a Friday night keynote presentation by educator and innovator Nancy Dail and sessions presented on Thai for the Table, Stone Massage Technique, Arthrofascial Stretching and Myofascial techniques, to name a few.

Instructors include Taya Countryman, Bob Baxter, Pete Whitridge and other industry leaders. Two sessions on Ethics will be offered Thursday evening and Sunday morning, allowing massage professionals to achieve this important NCBTMB requirement. The two-part session on Therapeutic Strategies for Surgical Scars and Burns also meets the research requirement for NCBTMB Board Certified therapists.

“It’s exciting to see our industry come together—our key suppliers and sponsors to support us at the conference and our community of massage therapists elevating their knowledge and credentials by gaining valuable continuing education credits,” conference co-chair Emily Rice, LMT, said.

The tradeshow will feature Performance Health, Massage Envy, BIOTONE, Jojoba and other quality suppliers to the industry. Over 400 industry professionals are expected to attend. The tradeshow is open to the public.

The AMTA New England Regional Conference has enjoyed a rich legacy of bringing New England massage therapy professionals together through this multi-day event held yearly in March. Each state is represented by a committee member to select speakers and the educational tracks, which provide attendees with a rich learning experience to further their professional development and career path.

The conference offers educational sessions; the opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow business owners and therapists; a robust and varied exhibit hall experience with vendors and suppliers from across the country and a Saturday evening dinner and celebration.

For more information and to register, visit amtanerc.org.

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