Hot... and getting hotter! No, that's not the weather forecast, (well, maybe it is!) but what is actually
happening for the Vermont AMTA Chapter right now.
As summer sleepily rolls on, your Chapter Officers are hard at work, getting things lined up for our November Relaxation and Educational Weekend event at Lake Morey. There's more involved in preparing for this event than meets the eye... and that's why I want to THANK our Board of Directors and volunteers, who work tirelessly to do the behind-the-scenes work to make this such a successful endeavor. However, we need other folks to do the *tiniest* of tasks, that would make being a volunteer so much sweeter~
Have you ever considered being a part of the Board of Directors?
In other news, the June 2018 AMTA Leadership Planning and Training Session and Board of Directors Meeting in Chicago a few weeks ago was delightful. I found myself walking the streets of Evanston, Illinois towards the National Headquarters of the American Massage Therapy Association with President-Elect Christopher Deery from PA, an amazing man who will be taking the helm of the organization this year.
was excited to see the wall of awards that have been presented to various AMTA Chapters and individuals throughout the decades, knowing that Vermont's name will soon be engraved on the Innovation Award Plaque, for being the first-ever recipient. Y
It is truly an honor to be a member of this organization, in such exciting and fast-moving times within our profession. Massage therapy is growing in popularity and the essence of what it can be, in terms of a healing medical profession. It is finally being acknowledged by western medicine counterparts. (Check out the story of our members at the Integrative Pain Management Conference).
I never thought, as a younger therapist in the early 90's, that I'd see the day when massage therapists were respected right along with the likes of doctors, but it appears the time is at hand; our type of *medicine* is what is often needed, in a fast-paced world. Perhaps, we ARE the ones that we have been waiting for!
Namaste' and enjoy the day!