2018 AMTA Louisiana Convention
We are so excited to bring you this year’s annual convention! Join us for THREE DAYS of Great Classes and Amazing Instructors
The Louisiana Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association is holding our Annual State Convention March 16th -18th 2018 at the Clarion Inn & Suites Conference Center, 501 N. Hwy 190, Covington, LA 70433 (985) 893-3580.
Room Rates: Inside (atrium) room $85 + 12.75% tax
Outside room $75 + 12.75% tax
Just reference the American Massage Therapy Association. For your convenience you can book online at our group booking link at https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/EJ6JE6
Friday, March 16, 2018
STUDENT & MEMBER APPRECIATION DAY
STUDENTS & MEMBERS – FREE
NON-MEMBERS – $20
10:00 a.m. Opening Session
- Presidents Address
- Introduction of Board of Directors and Committee Chairs
- Announce Election Results
- Introduce New Board Members
Seminars & Classes
10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Topic: MARKETING ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET
Presenter: DIAN LUSHER, TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADER AND CHANGE FACILITATOR
About the Presenter:
Dian Lusher is a longtime communications and marketing entrepreneur. After a long career with AT&T, Dian started her own communications business in 1985. She specializes in customer service, conflict resolutions, marketing, management skills and a variety of communications and strategy trainings and presentations. Dian is the former Board Chair of the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce and the past President of Children’s Advocacy Center. She has served on many business, civic and non-profit boards in our community. Dian is well known in St. Tammany Parish as a social entrepreneur and a transformational leader.
Among her many honors and awards, Dian has received the JEDCO Small Business award, both the GNO Business Woman of the Year and St. Tammany Professional Woman of the Year awards and she led St. Tammany Parish President Brister’s communications transitional team.
Dian now travels half the year throughout the country with her husband. But they always return home to celebrate all of Louisiana’s holidays with their two grandchildren and o train and present to Louisiana businesses and organizations.
About the Class:
Marketing and business promotion may not be a thrilling activity in itself, but you just have to do it! You promote your business by getting the word out. You can’t rely on other people to do it for you, no matter how great your product or service is. Just like gardening – it takes more than just throwing seeds on the ground. Promotion and marketing don’t have to be expensive. Many effective marketing efforts will just cost you time. Choosing to attend your annual conference will always give you ideas on how to market your services. The tips discussed in this seminar will put you one step closer to success.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. LUNCH
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Topic: AROMATHERAPY SAFETY
Presenter: ELLEN LAROCCA, LMT
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Topic: QIGONG (chikung)
Instructor: VIRGINIA DAVIS, RN, LMT
About the Class:
Qigong – An ancient Chinese health method that combines slow graceful movements with mental concentration and breathing to increase and balance a person’s vital energy. It has been popularly referred to as Chinese yoga. Qigong is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, along with acupuncture, acupressure, and herbal medicine. Qigong is especially effective in reducing stress, thereby enhancing the immune system and preventing illness. The main focus of Qigong is eliminating deficiency and stagnation of your qi (energy) through a combination of movement, breathing, and awareness.
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Presenter: ELLEN LAROCCA
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. MEMBER AND STUDENT MIXER
Join the CHAPTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND VOLUNTEERS in the Exhibit Hall for a MEET AND GREET
Saturday, March 17, 2018 – Sunday, March 18, 2018
12 HOURS CONTINUING EDUCATION
Topic: MASSAGE CUPPING BODYWORK-BASIC TRAINING
Presenter: ANNIE GARIC (ACE MASSAGE CUPPING)
About the Presenter:
We are proud to Announce that our Presenter is Annie Garic from Ace Massage Cupping. Annie Garic has been interested in health and well-being her entire life. She graduated with a BS in Health and Physical Education from the University of New Orleans and a Master’s degree in Physical Education from Southern Methodist University. She taught H&PE and coached at the high school level for 10 years before discovering her true passion in the healing arts. During her last year of coaching she strained her back while playing with her team. A friend suggested a massage. She was so amazed by the results; the rest is history. She is still playing basketball today.
Annie began her massage therapy career in 1987 earning certifications from the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing, the Atlanta School of Massage, and the Upledger Institute. She continually seeks educational opportunities to enhance her skills for the benefit of her clients’ health and lifestyle.
In 2001, she took her first ACE Massage Cupping™ workshop from Anita Shannon. The benefits were immediate for her clients and herself. She continued to study with Anita and became a Certified ACE Massage Cupping™ educator in 2007. Annie practices in New Orleans, LA and Asheville, NC and teaches all over the country.
About the Class:
Massage Cupping™ is a modern form of vacuum therapy used to soften muscles and tone attachments. It loosens adhesions and lifts connective tissue, bringing hydration & blood flow to body tissues. Moving deep inflammation to the surface for release, it opens lymphatic pathways by draining excess fluids and toxins
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (4 hours)
Saturday 1:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. (4 hours)
Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (4 hours)
This (12 hour) 1 ½ day “Intro class” in Massage Cupping will get you started-learning benefits of vacuum therapy, and how to safely use cupping tools on a variety of body parts.
$225 AMTA Members
Saturday and Sunday counts for 12 LABMT & NCBTMB CEU’s.
Louisiana Provider Number: LA P0129
NCBTMB Number: 312464-00
*You must purchase your massage Cups before the class we will be posting links on where to purchase your cups upon registration.
Friday and Sunday Afternoon
Members and students FREE
Ready to Register?
Here is the online registration form (as well as a mail-in form if you’d prefer). We have included easy links to pertinent information about this year’s convention, too. REGISTRATION OPENING SOON! WE ARE WORKING ON IT.
If you are interested in exhibiting in this year’s Convention, you can:
For more information contact Dawn Hedgpeth, Convention Program Director, at 504-460-8267 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org