California Currents
Fall 2020 Issue
President's Message
Welcome to the new Currents layout and …

National Awards

Each year, AMTA celebrates the accomplishments of AMTA national groups and individuals whose enthusiasm and leadership has earned high recognition by bestowing a series of national awards. National did recognize some of our members, including our own John Lambert in his service as our Chapter President. For the list of National Award recipients:

Practice Builder

How are you connecting with your clients during the holidays?

From a seasoned therapist, a subtle way to bring your clients back.

MTJ Highlighted Article:
Taking Care of the Caregivers -
Massage for the Hospital Workers
In a profession that’s already stressful, some health care workers are now quickly learning about the new virus, all while treating COVID-19 patients and coping with the emotions of losing some of these patients. Finding ways to cope with stress, anxiety and pressure inherent in the health care profession—especially for hospital workers on the front lines—is an absolute must for both mental and physical well-being.

Communicating with Clients in the Era of COVID-19

Effective communication strategies to help you and your clients navigate massage therapy in the time of COVID-19.

Introducing a New On-line workshop: Dementia and Massage Therapy

Discover the therapeutic benefits massage therapy may offer for clients with dementia including Alzheimer’s disease. Learn the causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms and medical treatments for the various forms of dementia. Explore what you need to know to create safe and effective session plans including the cautions and contraindications.

Save the Date & Call for Speakers
April 23-24, 2021
Join us for the AMTA California Chapter Annual Conference

Mark your calendars and reserve your bandwidth for our upcoming Virtual 2021 California Chapter Annual Conference. Watch your email for more information! Are you interested in presenting at the meeting? Submit your information for consideration!

Self-Care/Mindfulness for Massage Therapists

Practicing mindfulness is a great self-care technique for massage therapists. Click to connect for the full article.

Podcasts: Inspiration, Education and Resources

Available in your own time and at your hands, podcasts are a great way of getting inspiration, education, resources and more...

As we navigate the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis together, AMTA is committed to closely following updates and keeping everyone’s health top of mind. Please visit the AMTA COVID News page for regular updates and to view the latest information and how it relates to the massage therapy profession.

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We Want to Hear From You
We are developing content for our 2021 Virtual Conference and possible other Chapter-sponsored content. What classes or speakers would you like to learn about?

Research – 
The Non-Scientist's Guide to Research

Understanding research is important for several reasons. Research supports the theoretical foundation of any discipline and helps separate treatments that are effective from those that are not. As health care providers, massage therapists need…

Massage Therapy Foundation  
New live 3-part series (Recorded and archived sessions)

The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) and the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) invite you to view new webinars showcasing the educational resources for educators and students available from both organizations.