Continuing Education

AMTA In Person Courses


Improving Body Mechanics with Ergonomics Principles – 4 CE


Presenter: Robin B. Anderson, BA, LMT, BCTMB, CEAS


Course Description:

The second most common reason for massage therapists to leave the profession is work-related injury.  This course reviews the basics of general body mechanics for massage therapists but then takes it a step further by applying laws of physics and using some hands-on activities to create somatic awareness.  Included with the course, each participant will receive a brief personalized ergonomics assessment.  Participants should bring massage tables and sheets and wear comfortable clothing for in-class activities.

Items Needed: Please bring a massage table and wear comfortable clothes.

When: June 25, 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm


Frederick Residence Inn by Marriott
5230 Westview Drive,
Frederick, MD 21703


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Lymph Drainage Therapy 1 (LDT1): Fluid Dynamics – Lymphatic Pathways – Anatomical Integrity – 24 CE

24 CEUs for massage therapists – NCBTMB Approved Provider # 451238-10

24 CCU’s for PT and PTA by Procert/APTtitude

Presenter: Paula Gurak

Course Description:

LDT1 takes traditional lymph drainage techniques and adds a level of precision. LDT is the first technique that enables practitioners to detect and palpate the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of the lymph flow anywhere in the body. Skilled practitioners with developed listening skills can practice Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM) of the lymphatic vessels.

LDT practitioners use their hands to assess and enhance overall circulation as well as determine the best alternate pathways for draining stagnant body fluid (lymph, interstitial, synovial fluid, etc…). Therapists work with flat hands, using all the fingers to simulate gentle, specific wave-like movements.

These subtle manual maneuvers activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems.

This class is to prepare practitioners to later be able to “map” the lymphatic pathways with their hands (Manual Lymphatic Mapping) as well as identify precise areas of the body where there is fluid stagnation or fibrosis, and then find the most appropriate pathways for drainage.

Trained students will learn in advanced classes how to work with mucosa, muscles, fascia, tendons,
periosteum, most viscera, chambers of the eyes, dura, pia, interstitial, synovial fluid, and blood vessels.

Items Needed: Please bring a massage table and wear comfortable clothes.

Preperation: Please visit the Chikly website on preperation here.

When: Oct 12 – 15, 2017

Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm


Staybridge Suites Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel
1301 Winterson Rd
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090


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