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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.



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


I had the honor and the privilege along with other members of our AMTA-NJ Chapter to represent New Jersey at the AMTA National Convention 2017 in Pasadena, California.  The excitement of the convention was  exhilarating. 
The opening ceremony featuring world-renowned health and fitness expert Shaun T, was priceless.  Shaun T  encouraged all attendees to put their self-care first.  He explained that "you can't give on empty."  It is important we take care of our mind, body and soul to be able to enjoy life and reach our potential.
Shawn Achor spoke at the closing ceremony  inspiring positive change with the "Happiness Advantage."  Shawn is a leading expert on the connection between happiness and success.  Shawn shared the most inspiring closing remarks I have ever heard.  His words brought tears to my eyes as he asked us to love ourselves and let go of the past.
Our very own Angelina (Angie) Wilkinson was awarded the AMTA Meritorious Award this year.  Angie, who is so deserving of this honor, was presented with the award during the AMTA National Opening Reception.
We you be attending our AMTA-NJ Chapter-hosted continuing education event this November?  This is an event you do not want to miss.  See details below. 

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The AMTA-NJ Board is presently looking for a Newsletter Editor, Government Chair, Hospitality Chair Committee Liaison Chair and Education Chair.   If you are interested in any of these positions, please send a copy of your resume to
Ace Cupping Education Event
November 18th and 19th, 2017
The next AMTA-NJ Chapter-hosted education event is
Ace Cupping, presented by William Burton, owner of MindBody Therapeutics.
Fairbridge Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn)
195 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ

Saturday November 18th &
Sunday November 19th, 2017.

AMTA members: discounted rate of  $250,  including lunch for both days.  (a regular $395 value) .  

Non-AMTA participants: $325, including lunch for both days
can attend this class at a slightly less discounted rate of $325, which also includes lunch for both days. 

LODGING  ($106 plus taxes)
Fairbridge Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn) 732-356-1700.  
(Contact the Hotel directly to make room accommodations)
Discount Code: AMT

VacuTherapies ™ are an incredible modality that can be added into any massage or health care practice.  This 14 Continuing Education (CE) course includes education in theory and application of ACE Massage Cupping™ therapy, along with demonstration of both basic and advanced techniques and treatments using manual vacuum tools.  ACE Massage Cupping™ greatly enhances the benefits of massage, decreases strain on the practitioner, and increases revenues through "add-on" services.
This ancient tool has been adapted for bodywork and is powerfully therapeutic for many conditions. ACE Massage Cupping™ is effective in addressing conditions such as:  inflammation, tissue congestion, movement restrictions, scar tissue, chronic pain, and many pre and post-surgical conditions. It is also proven itself to be effective in athletic performance enhancement and medical weight loss programs, including bariatric surgery.
This versatile technique mimics massage movements ranging from deep tissue and myofascial release to the light pumping movements of lymphatic drainage.  Used regularly, ACE Massage Cupping™ therapy is a terrific approach to promoting wellness for your clients.
Cupping supplies will be provided, however you may bring your own cupping supplies. Please bring massage tables, sheets and towels. Dress comfortably.
To receive certification for Level 1 you must take the exam on the Ace Cupping website. Information will be provided in class.
Don't delay! Registration will close November 14, 2017.
Thank you, 
Angie Wilkinson, LMT-NJ, BCTMB
Board Member/Event Planner 
MEMBERS LETS US COUNT ON YOU --- Do you have 1 hour to donate your time and expertise to our growing Chapter?




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