In Touch
January 2019
President's Letter
Where has the time gone?  

Last October, we celebrated National Massage Therapy Awareness Week in Columbia at a fun party with pizza and root beer floats!  Such a blast!

Then it was Thanksgiving and Christmas and here we are ... busy planning our 60th Annual Convention and we can't wait to see you there!  We are putting together a Welcoming Committee to help convention attendees navigate the Lodge.  (It's a big place!)   I'll be calling some of you to see if you'd be interested in helping with that!  If you are interested, but don't receive my phone call, CALL ME FIRST! :)

We are also looking for some help in keeping our newsletters and website up-to-date.  If you have thought about serving on our board of directors with us, but just can't quite commit to our face-to-face meetings, this would be a great way to get involved.  There's always a slight learning curve, but if you catch on quickly (and aren't afraid of technology!),  I'd love to talk with you!

Looking forward to seeing you!

Janene Sun
AMTA-MO President

Upcoming Events

Save the date!
60th MO-AMTA State Convention will be May 3,4  2019.

Look to our website for more information:


amta MO Chapter Officer List
Janene Sun
6211 S. Ridgewood Rd.
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 999-0451

Board Member
Education Chair
Sheri Rohrbach
405 North Oak Street
California, MO 65018
(573) 375-3639

Board Member
Susan Eggener
1504 Windsor
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 214-1866

Rachel Skrabal
(573) 289-2711

Financial Administrator
Robin Paul
18450 Hwy 87
Boonville, MO  65233

Membership Chair
Dee Featherstone
(636) 352-5187

Law and Legislation Chair
Esteban Ruvalcaba
2718 Forum Blvd Ste 4B
Columbia, MO  65203

Election Coordinator
Angeline Carmichael
(573) 819-3311


In-Touch is a quarterly publication of the Missouri Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (amta-MO).
Ads are accepted on a  first come basis.  Deadlines for 
submission to  In-Touch  are the 15 th  of  February, May, 
August, and  November for publication in the
 following month. 

If you are interested in advertising please contact 
Janene Sun
Submissions are accepted in gif, tiff, jpeg, and bmp 
graphic formats, 
as well as in
I n-Touch  ad rates:
one size
Make checks payable to 
Mail checks to 
Robin Paul 
18450 Hwy 87
Boonville, MO 65233

Elections are coming!

If you are interested in serving on the AMTA MO Board of Directors with us as a:

Board Member; 
Financial Administrator;

stay tuned.  Candidate applications will be available soon. Call Angeline or Janene if interested!

Pictures from our National Massage Therapy Awareness Party in October 2018!
Suzy Sanders
Ruthanne and Peter Spotts ... same last name
but of no relation
Robin Paul
Ruthanne Spotts and       Donna Abney
Cynthia Long with Janene
Carol Koenig
Lacey Brown and
Corri and Wren Flaker
Happy Birthday Esteban
Barb Duggan and
Suzy Sanders
Angeline Carmichael and
Dee Featherstone

AMTA MO 60th Annual Convention 
at the Lodge of the Four Seasons!

Registration is open!

When is the Convention?

May 3,4  2019

This will be all day Friday and all day Saturday.  We invite you to stay an extra day and play at the Lake on Sunday!

Where is the Convention?

Lodge of the Four Seasons
315 Four Seasons Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

After you register for the convention, be sure to call the Lodge directly to set up your room reservations. 

(573) 365-3000

To get our group rate, use the phrase, "AMTA-MO Chapter Spring Convention" or use the code#386210.  The rate should be $127 for a single or a double.

To see more images of the convention center, be sure to visit our website:!



Integrated Upper Extremity in Sport and Workplace

Integrated function of the cervical and thoracic, scapular, clavicular and costal structures are addressed in lecture and laboratory sessions. Integrated biomechanics, anatomy and embryology, in relation to dysfunction patterning in the work place and sports a ctivities are also covered.
Several treatment concepts will be presented including muscle energy, inhibitory technique and other manual techniques associated with normalizing biomechanical dysfunction.                             _____________________________
Migraine Miracle

Migraine Miracle® is a synergizing treatment using targeted headache release points, specifically chosen aromatherapy and
specially designed cold stones to reduce inflammation, thereby
diminishing migraine headache pain.
This treatment can help lessen the severity of a migraine and  with regular scheduled cold stone treatments; it has been  reported time and again to help alleviate the onset of future  migraines.
Face Toning Massage

Learn how to perform a one hour and a half hour stimulating, luxurious, safe and effective hydrotherapy face toning massage treatment while sitting down the entire time! Entire class time is devoted to learning and practicing how to retrain the facial muscles by firming and lifting them, leaving the skin and muscles renewed and healthy.
Students will learn a sequential series of massage strokes that affects the facial muscles, along  with tightening and toning of the neck and upper chest. Followed by warm moist towels to calm and relax, while hands and feet receive a luxurious massage. With the very first treatment, your clients will experience enhanced muscle tone and noticeable improvements to the skin. This treatment has helped clients with Bell's Palsy, strokes, facial nerve damage and massage therapist's tired hands.



  Lino Cedros is an exceptional Certified Athletic Trainer and Integrative Functional Manual Therapist with honed, incisive expertise who has invested nearly 32 years in caring for people, while continuously learning better ways to do so.
An extraordinary listener and lifelong learner, Lino holds over 7,000 hours of extended education and training as a learner, and over 4,000 hours of teaching under his belt.
A certified Athletic Trainer with the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA), specializing in Athletic Management and Rehabilitation, Lino is also a member of the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and is professionally affiliated with the American College of Sports Medicine.
Lino has specific experience in assessments related to running; marathons; triathlons; sculling/rowing; basketball; baseball; football; tennis; golf; water polo; speed/ice skating; water/snow skiing; rock climbing; and more.
In other words, Lino knows his stuff, and he really cares.
Kelly Lott's Migraine Miracle®  is divinely linked to my mother. Shortly after she passed away, I was watching a news story about an esthetician who was treating a migraine client using cold gel packs. The problem with gel packs is that they do not stay cold enough long enough to relieve the pounding pain. I remarked to my husband that, "marble would work much better because marble gets cold quickly and stays cold for a long period of time. In fact, ice cream stores even make ice cream on cold marble." He replied, "You're right and that is a great idea!" The idea stayed with me and I felt my mom encouraging me to find a way to help people who suffer from migraines. The creation of Migraine Miracle® is the result of extensive research, time, effort and of course my mom's divine guidance.
With my cold stone concept stuck in my mind and my strong desire to help end the pain of others, I embarked on a journey to learn everything possible about migraines. Considering how debilitating migraine symptoms are to people's lives, it was surprising to learn that medical schools offer little education on the subject. I was determined to find a natural, holistic solution so migraine sufferers would not have to settle for injections or prescription drugs that can have severe negative side effects.
In my near decade of research and development, I consulted with a certified medicinal aromatherapist. We created specific essential oils blends to treat headaches by physiologically calming the brain. I also discovered that 36° is the ideal temperature for marble stones to reduce vascular swelling, which eliminates the pounding sensation in the brain. And, keeping with my Mom-inspired theory about marble, I found an old-world stone maker to hand-craft my specially designed shapes.
Teaching professional massage therapists and sharing Kelly Lott's Migraine Miracle® Method with thousands of migraine sufferers all over the country has been an absolute honor and privilege to include in my 24-year practice as a Certified Licensed Massage Therapist and doula.
Although my Mom is no longer with me, I know in my heart that she provided the inspiration and guidance to make Migraine Miracle® a reality. None of this would have been possible without her encouragement to create a natural, holistic and preventative migraine therapy that I can share with the world.

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Oklahoma's Educational Event

We are so excited, our guest instructor is none other than Doug Nelson, President of the Massage Therapy Foundation. He will be teaching Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT) for the hip and thigh, and leg and feet for a total of 16 CEU's.
The cost will be $100 for members and $125 for non-members.
The classes will be taking place March 2 nd and 3 rd. On March 1 st our chapter is having a meet Doug Nelson event which will be free of charge.
Thurman J White Forum
1704 Asp Ave. Norman, OK 73071
When: March 1, 2019- 5 pm to 9 pm. Meet Doug Nelson event is free of charge
March 2, 2019- 9 am to 6 pm. PNMT for the Hip and Thigh. Lunch will be on your own.
March 3, 2019- 9 am to 6 pm. PNMT for the Legs and Feet. Lunch will be on your own.
Please bring a table, lotion and a pair of shorts to wear. Some Tables can be shared if you can't bring one.
We ask you to please forward all the previous information along with the link as the link doesn't necessarily give all the info until the register button is clicked.
If you have any questions please contact Tonya Sharp at