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The 2015 AK AMTA Annual Business Meeting was a Success!




Your Alaska Chapter board wants to thank you all for such a wonderful turn out and participation. We loved seeing familiar faces and enjoyed meeting new ones. 

We would like you to know that all questions regarding the upcoming chages regarding licensing have been forwarded on to the state board of Massage Therapy and when we get a response, they will be posted to our website and sent out via email as soon as possible. 



2015 Alaska AMTA Sponsored Education Event

Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage

5-Day Intensive Certification

Instructor: James Waslaski

May 27 - 31, 2015

Dimond Center Hotel
700 E. Dimond Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99515

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This is the most comprehensive Orthopedic Massage and Pain Management training program that is currently available. You will learn client assessment, treatment protocols and individualized client self care. There is a written exam. This certification will allow you to align with the medical/clinical community and seek referrals from them. For detailed information go to: http://www.orthomassage.net/


James Waslaski is an Author & International Lecturer who teaches approximately 40 seminars per year around the globe. He’s served as AMTA Sports Massage Chair and FSMTA Professional Relations Chair. He’s developed 8 Orthopedic Massage and Sports Injury DVDs, and authored manuals on Advanced Orthopedic Massage and Client Self Care. His new book: Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management, was published by Pearson Education in 2011. James is a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM. He presents at state, national and international massage, chiropractic, and osteopathic conventions, including keynote addresses at the FSMTA, World of Wellness, New England Regional Conference, the World Massage Festival, and Australian National Massage Conventions. His audience includes massage and physical therapists, as well as athletic trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses and physicians. James received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award, and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.