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June, 2012, Vol. 12, Issue 06

"Believe, Invest, Grow" at the 2012 FSMTA Convention

By Editorial Staff

The Florida State Massage Therapy Association kicks off its 2012 convention at the end of this month at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Attendees are invited to come and "Believe in yourself, Invest in your future and Grow in your profession."

This year's conference will offer up to 19 hours of live continuing education credit. Classes include "Assessment and Treatment of Most Common low Back Injuries" by Massage Today columnist and Keynote speaker Dr. Ben Benjamin; "Orthopedic Massage for Upper Extremity Disorders" with Whitney Lowe; "Marketing, Advertising & Promotion – How to Build a Massage Business" with Vivian Mahoney; "When Good Shoulders Go Bad" with Judith DeLany; "How to Include Pediatric Clients in Your Practice" with Tina Allen; "Locomotive Power — Treating Hip, Knee and Ankle" with Deborah Roberts; "FSMTA Basic Sports Massage Team Training" with Teresa Matthews; and "Maximize Marketing by Generating Buzz" with Cherie Sohnen-Moe.

2012 FSMTA Convention - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark On Saturday, June 30th, there will be a full-day "Educator's Summit" facilitated by Pete Whitridge. This session will answer questions about the licensure process, national certification, the national examination and how to help students succeed. There will be representatives from the Florida Board of Massage Therapy, the Florida State Massage Therapy Association, the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards and the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. The discussion panel is approved for 3 CEs in Laws and Rules by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy and the Florida Department of Education's Commission for Independent Education.

Also back by popular demand is the Successful Start Program on Thursday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a free program available only to massage therapy students and newly-licensed therapists (licensed within the past 2 years) and features speakers who are well-known in the industry. This program is limited to the first 300 who sign up and RSVP is required.

The exhibit hall will be open Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.. The hall is also open Friday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To make reservations, contact the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate at (800)843-6664 and ask for the FSMTA room block. For additional conference information including complete class descriptions, presenter biographies and more, visit

The Florida State Massage Therapy Association 2012 Convention
Omni Orland Resort at ChampionsGate
June 27, 2012 through July 1, 2012


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