The American Massage Therapy Association
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As of January 1, 2014, you have control of what you contribute to your chapter. 
Each member has the option to provide direct financial support to their chapter, at any time, in any amount. The automatic, set chapter fee is no longer a requirement 
of national AMTA membership.

YOU now have the opportunity to invest in and support your New Jersey Chapter at a level that is appropriate for you. Please consider a donation today if you have not yet made one so that we can continue to provide you with the best possible benefits.
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NJ Board of Directors
Earline Fair-Edwards
Board Member
Angie Wilkinson
Board Member
Dr. Dorethea Atkins
Kelly  Skellinger
Financial Administrator
Adrienne F. Asta

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We have a variety of volunteer opportunities including organizing networking events, editing the website, designing the newsletter, and helping with upcoming educational events.


You can volunteer on a continuing basis or just a few times and earn special rates towards AMTA-sponsored educational events!


The chapter also supports your interests and visions for the massage therapy profession, so if you'd like to organize a group or event through us, we are here to support you!


Contact Earline Fair Edwards, the AMTA-NJ Chapter President for more information.

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A Message from AMTA-NJ Board President - Earline Fair-Edwards

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We are well into the second month of the brand new year. If 2018 is proving challenging for you, do not fret! Our NJ AMTA community is strong. We are here to support you.
The NJ AMTA Board is dedicated to embracing and meeting any and all challenges that come your way by diligently supporting you the best way we know how - through education and community-building. Our NJ AMTA Chapter and its members continue to grow, evolve, and overcome adversity with grace by consistently learning new skills and supporting one-another in practice.
This year, let us welcome James Waslaski who specializes in Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage! James has chosen to share his unique and innovative techniques with the NJ AMTA Chapter this Spring. See below for more details on how to register for this event!
The AMTA National Convention will be hosted  in Washington DC this summer. Our goal is to have 100 New Jersey massage therapists join us! Are you ready to represent our chapter in our nation's capital? Please share any thoughts or ideas you may have regarding carpooling to convention via email at or feel free to contact any NJ AMTA Board member. We can't wait to hear from you!

Donate 1 Hour-- Volunteer  

The AMTA-NJ Board is presently looking for a Newsletter Editor, Government Chair, Hospitality Chair, Committee Liaison Chair and Education Chair. You do not need to be a chair to help volunteer for any of the positions. If you are interested in any of these positions, please send a copy of your resume to
Education News 2018
 State Annual Meeting 2018 
Our first educational event of the year will be on Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd, 2018The seminar will be held at the Fairbridge Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn). The address is 195 Davidson, Somerset, NJ 08873

If you wish to reserve a room, please use the AMTA code.  You will be responsible for contacting the hotel to reserve your hotel room. The hotel rate is $106 per night, using the AMTA code. State taxes and all other gratuities will be your responsibility. A discount breakfast voucher for $10 can be purchased at time of check-in. 
Course Descriptions are below and each class is 8 Continuing Education Credits  (CECs) a total of 16 CECS. You must be present both days to receive full credit.  

For both classes, we are offering a class registration rate of $325 to our AMTA members, which includes a wonderful buffet lunch for the two days. 

See Course Descriptions below:  

Manual Therapy to Eliminate Multiple Nerve Compression Pattern of the Upper Body
The current medical system so often confuses severe clinical conditions such as Thoracic Outlet and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. That is because almost every patient that gets treated for either of these conditions will have nerves chronically compressed in multiple areas between the brain, spinal cord, neck, shoulder, and arm. This dynamic multimedia presentation will highlight our cervical, shoulder and arm work to eliminate multiple nerve crush phenomenon.  
[Please click here to see full course description] 

Manual Therapy to Eliminate Multiple Nerve Crush Phenomenon of the Lower Body
Based on myofascial pain studies presented at Harvard Medical School, and research dating back to 1946, participants will learn new techniques that will forever change the way they approach myofascial pain, and nerve entrapment pain in the lower extremities. Too often the clinical diagnosis will focus too much on the area of clinical symptoms when dealing with peripheral nerve entrapments, without freeing up the proximal nerve entrapments that feed the peripheral nerves. 
[Please click here to see full course description] 
Please bring your massage tables, oils, and dress comfortably for this event. 
Our State Annual Meeting for the Chapter will be at 12:45 pm on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at the Fairbridge Hotel in Somerset. 195 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873. The Annual Meeting is open to all NJ chapter members. 
If you are only attending the annual meeting please email


Thank you, 
Angie Wilkinson, LMT-NJ, BCTMB
Board Member/Event Planner  


Please be on the lookout for online election ballots coming your way. Remember, your vote matters! The following NJ AMTA Board positions are up for re-election:

President, Secretary and one Board Member

Earline Fair Edwards will be running for NJ AMTA Board President. Kelly Skellinger will be running for NJ AMTA Board Secretary. Angie Wilkinson will be running for the Board Member position.

We thank you for your participation!

NJ AMTA Chapter Board

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When:              Saturday & Sunday, March 24-25, 2018 
7:30am- 5:30pm 
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50 Hartford Rd  Delran, New Jersey 08075
Instructor:        Andrea Wolkenberg, CKTI, DPT, PT
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This is a 2 day course designed to introduce participants to the science, assessment and application techniques of the Kinesio TapingĀ® Method. Lecture Tutorials of the history, science and theory of stimulus transmission through skin and resulting therapeutic benefit across efferent and afferent systems is reviewed. Corrections for Epidermis, Dermis, Fascia, Space, and Muscle in case study format are presented. Lecture and demonstration by the instructor, then participants perform the Manual Assessments and Movement Assessments. Discussion of the assessment flow charts to determine correct applications and general progression of treatment clinically. If more than 25 attendees are registered, a lab assistant is chosen by Kinesio University to facilitate alongside the instructor. 

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State and Nationally Certified Continuing Education Master Classes
Approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Provider Number 450461-07
Many Classes Approved For PA+NY CE Hours

CPR/AED, Ethics and Research
Manual Lymph Drainage Classes & Certification,
Medical Massage Classes for many conditions and body parts,
Kinesio Taping, Deep Tissue Science of Strokes,

Massage Cupping Certification, Shiatsu Power Points and Meridians
Hot Stone Massage
Myofascial Table Stretching, THAI Massage Certification, Thai Herbal Ball Packs, Thai for Table and Floor
Ayurvedic Massage Training including Marma and Shirodhara
Mastectomy and NJ Breast Massage Certification
LOMI LOMI, Cardiac Patient Massage,
Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy

Stretch University: Stretching Science for Manual Therapists
Therapeutic Touch Certification, Mastectomy Massage
Cancer Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Cardiac Patient Massage, Massage for Aging, Seniors and Geriatric, Deep Tissue Mobilization, Positional Release Therapy (Strain-Counterstrain),
Medical Massage with the Rothstone, Deep Tissue Reflexology
REIKI: all levels
Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Facials
and much more
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Touch Points Newsletter is a publication of the American Massage Therapy Association New Jersey Chapter, a non-profit professional massage therapy association. This newsletter welcomes contributions from readers. Articles for submission must be camera ready and WORD Documents.  
The beliefs or opinions contained in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the AMTA-NJ