News from the Illinois Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association
July 2014
2014 National Convention           Yamuna� Body Rolling           President's Message           Volunteer           Get Elected           Outreach

Experience AMTA at our 2014 National Convention!


The AMTA 2014 National Convention gives you the tools you need to thrive, including over 35 rigorous continuing education classes, valuable networking opportunities and products to advance your practice.


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In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Let's Meet-up!
July 27
Outreach Chair Tony Karoumi is hosting an bike ride in the Northwest suburbs This Sunday.

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Cross-state Cookout
September 6
We'll supply the hot dogs and burgers if you'll supply the venue and invite local AMTA MTs in your area.

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Yamuna� Body Rolling
September 13-14
Earn 12 CEUs during this workshop that will teach you an amazing method of sefl-care.

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AMTA National Convention
September 17-20
Join us in Denver for our 2014 convention featuring keynote speaker Dr. OZ!

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Can't Make It To Denver? Earn 12 CEUs In Des Plaines!

Yamuna� Body Rolling Self-Help Techniques For Massage Therapists

This 12-hour workshop introduces the basics of Yamuna� Body Rolling (YBR�), practical, powerful systems that can keep massage therapists free from injury. 

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A Message From Your Chapter President
July 2014


I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. As the month of July nears its end, we come to the realization that the days are getting shorter and fall will soon be upon us. Let's take advantage of the remainder of this wonderful season while we still can.


September is just around the corner and is going to be an exciting month for our members. The AMTA-IL chapter would like for you to join us on Saturday, September 6, 2014 in hosting a cross-state cookout for the massage therapists in your area. You choose the location like a park pavilion or a large back yard and AMTA-IL will provide the hot dogs and hamburgers...

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Volunteer opportunities available

The Illinois chapter of AMTA works only because of our AMAZING members and their desire to volunteer to further our profession. Did you know that there are lots of ways to be involved with your AMTA chapter? Our membership committee is here to help you find your fit within our chapter. We need more members to help with networking, communications, government relations, outreach and education. We want to serve our members in the best way possible. Who would be better than you to make that happen?


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Outreach Volunteers wanted for Wednesday July 30, 2014


The AMTA-IL Chapter will be offering massage therapy to residents and staff of the Senior Suites of Austin. Massage Therapists are welcome to volunteer. You must be current with both your Illinois license and membership with the AMTA-IL Chapter.

Adventures in Community Outreach
Tony Karoumi shares his experience volunteering for the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute

One of the benefits of volunteering for outreach events is the chance to be a steward for the profession. You never really know what opportunities you might be creating for yourself or others when you make the commitment to share your time and talents at events like these. During some follow up emails with the staff at IBJI, I learned they are currently looking to hire a part-time (20hrs a week) Massage Therapist. They require someone with at least a few years of experience and ideally a sports background/certification (CSCS, ATC, NASM, etc.).   


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Get Involved: Run for an AMTA Elected Position

Serve your profession by running for an AMTA elected office on the National Board of Directors or the Commission on Candidacy! 


AMTA is a leader in advancing the massage therapy profession, and we're led by volunteers elected by our membership.

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Take Our Survey

The Education Committee Needs Your Feedback


Let us know what kind of Continuing Education courses you would like to participate in by taking a few moments of your time to answer our questions.

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Share Your Creativity

Design the AMTA-IL Chapter pin 


This contest is open to all AMTA-IL Chapter members. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2015. If your design is chosen you will be rewarded with a complimentary registration to our March 2015 Chapter Conference!


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Phone: (847)-430-0203
Email: illinois@amtamassage.org
Website: www.amta-il.org

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