What do you remember from massage school?

Published: November 5, 2012

Massage school: what do you remember? There was so much information to learn in such a condensed amount of time. Whether you were up to the challenge or overwhelmed, you made it through and entered the profession as a massage therapist. Then, as some people like to say, the next stage of your education began.

Once you were out of school and working in the massage field, the knowledge that you used every day became clearer and started to make more sense. But how long after graduation was it before the lesser-used facts started to fall away? A month? A year? Five?

No matter how keen your memory, a refresher on foundational topics can wipe away some of those cobwebs. Even better, the practical understanding that you now bring to the table can make those concepts that confused you in school start to make sense!

On December 1st, Rick Horton presents "Exploration of the Basic Systems that Make Up the Physical Body." Using visual aids, experiential exercises, visualization, and palpation, you’ll gain new insight into the physical systems that you learned (or wish you had learned!) in school, allowing you to be more precise and better prepared in your practice.

On December 2nd, put all those newly-remembered anatomical names to work for you! Diana Thompson will be leading "SOAP Notes and Charting for Massage Therapists," covering important topics like:

  • Reasons for charting
  • Recordkeeping styles
  • Measuring outcomes
  • Understanding charting from outside perspectives

This class will provide a helpful and in-depth look at charting, which is can be just as important in the salon as in the hospital, or anywhere else people practice massage. (Dianna literally wrote the book on SOAP NOTES.)

On Sunday, you'll get a complimentary lunch and chapter meeting from 12-2pm. There will be plenty of time to talk to your colleagues and lots of door prizes to be won! Want to make a weekend of it? Rooms are available at The Cape Codder Resort for $105; mention the AMTA when booking.

Whether you’re a brand-new graduate or have been working in the field for 20 years, these classes will refine, renew, and expand your understanding and skills. We can’t wait to see you there!

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