AMTA Indiana hosts
Ruth Werner
Doug Nelson
Potawatomi Inn | 6 Lane 100 A Lake James | Angola, IN 46703
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 5:30 PM
We Listened to you!
Shorter classes take one or all!
Saturday & Sunday: choose from (2) 4 hour classes with Ruth Werner or (1) all day class with Doug Nelson, plus lunch both days!!

an extra 30% off!
All students use discount code
(you do not need to be an AMTA member to redeem)
Friday night 10/19
Mystery of Pain Seminar - 6pm to 9pm (3CEU's)
with Doug Nelson

Pain research is one the most exciting fields of study in heath care today. New insights in the neurophysiology of pain have massive implications for the practice of manual therapy. The Mystery of Pain is a fascinating journey into the very heart of how you treat pain and suffering. Doug Nelson introduces research on pain as presented in his book, The Mystery of Pain. He discusses the definition of pain, the scientific understanding, and the many physical, psychological, and environmental factors that influence its intensity.

This class is by donation to the Massage Therapy Foundation. MTF advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and community service.
Saturday 10/20
choose from (2) 4 hour classes with Ruth Werner or an all day class with Doug Nelson

Massage Therapy and Pathology: Herpes and Hep and Flu, oh my! (4CEU's) with Ruth Werner
8am - 12noon (Lunch Included) 

Learn about the latest research and guidelines for bodywork in the context of clients who may have contagious conditions. Updates on HIV/AIDS, hepatitis A, B, and C, tuberculosis, flu, MRSA infections and other conditions will be explored in the context of how bodywork can influence these processes. In addition, Zika and other emerging diseases will be discussed.

Massage Therapy and Pathology: Fibromyalgia and the "invisible diseases" (4CEU's) with Ruth Werner
1:30pm-5:30pm (Lunch Included)

Fibromyalgia is the second most common diagnosis of musculoskeletal pain, but its etiology remains elusive. Further, it overlaps several other conditions, leading to confusing signs and contradictory treatment options. This class covers the definition, demographics, etiology, signs and symptoms, treatment options, current research, and role of massage for the following: fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, and others as time permits. 

Precision Kinematics (8CEU's) with Doug Nelson
8am to 5:30pm (Lunch Included)

Clients love the integration of movement into massage sessions; these movements are both playful and yet very powerful. The effect on the nervous system is deeply relaxing, a perfect complement to both relaxation massage and highly specific soft-tissue techniques. For the client, it adds an element of movement exploration that makes the massage more interesting and enjoyable. For the therapist, Precision Kinematics can be used to transition from one massage technique to another, to integrate new range of motion possibilities after treatment, or to clarify where to direct further specific treatment.
Sunday 10/21
choose from (2) 4 hour classes with Ruth Werner or an all day class with Doug Nelson

Touching the mind: mental and mood disorders for Massage Therapists (4CEU's) with Ruth Werner
8am-Noon (Lunch Included)

The research about the positive effects of massage for mood disorders is strong and consistent, and it is our responsibility to deliver the safest, and most compassionate, and most effective massage therapy our clients can ask for. This class addresses some of the most common mental health and mood disorders seen in our culture today. We will discuss common conventional treatment options, and what we know about how massage therapy can have the most positive impact for clients who live with these challenges.
This class will examine various types of depression, bipolar disease, anxiety disorders, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and others as time allows.

The ethics of client communication: talking to clients about their health (4CEU's) with Ruth Werner
1:30pm to 5:30pm (Lunch Included)

This class addresses the delicate art of communicating professionally and with open hearts when we have concerns about our clients’ well being. Key topics include medications that may influence bodywork choices; visual or palpatory signs that are red flags; and maintaining boundaries for client safety. Basic principles of active listening are reviewed and employed as students break into small groups to role-play a variety of difficult client-therapist conversations, all based on real-life situations provided by past participants.

PNMT and the Golf Swing (8CEU's) with Doug Nelson
8am to 5:30pm (Lunch Included)

Golf is a popular sport that is played by nearly 29 million people in the USA alone. The physical demands of golf are often overlooked, which can lead to pain and discomfort in both recreational and serious golfers. Precise soft tissue strategies that are specifically targeted to the biomechanics of the golf swing can help golfers play more effectively and also prevent possible injuries. This also becomes a wonderful sub-specialty for massage therapists, offering golfers very specific treatment protocols tied to the demands of the golf swing. 
All CMT's and students are welcome. You do not need to be an AMTA member to attend.
Information coming soon about volunteer training and chapter board meeting invite
Hotel information
Potawatomi Inn Resort and Conference Center is located within the natural setting of historic Pokagon State Park. We have a block of rooms, here, where our classes are taking place.

You can call or book online. Our AMTA discount code is 1018AM.
The cut off date for discounted rooms is September 14th, 2018

Entrance to the park is $7 until you check in, then you can use your room key for entrance.       1-877-563- 4371