For the month of July
If you bring in four or more food items for the Food Bank, you will receive 50% off the regular price of a massage.
(Vancouver, B.C.) – Brenda Locke, Executive Director of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of B.C. (RMTBC) and Bodhi Haraldsson and Harriet Hall, Conference Co-Chairs, are pleased to announce their biennial conference will take place April 16-18, 2016 at the brand new Anvil Centre in New Westminster. Titled “Manual Therapy: an Interdisciplinary Approach to the Science and Practice,” the conference promises to explore and address the science of manual therapy using safe and effective manipulative and/or movement therapies with sound science underpinning theoretical constructs.
Conference participants can expect to increase their understanding of various therapies by learning of the most recent developments in the field from an international roster of renowned speakers and presenters. “We are extremely proud of the caliber of presentations and personnel that we have been able to secure for this conference,” said co-chairs Haraldsson and Hall. “There is a lot of excitement and interest in the topics being offered and we expect registration slots will fill quickly.” In addition to the two day conference, delegates are also able to sign up for intensive workshops held on Monday, April 18 that are offered by the keynote speakers.
Keynote speakers and presentations include:
Dr. Eyal Lederman, DO, PhD, London, England – “A Process Approach in Manual Therapy: Beyond the Structural Approach.”
Sandra Hilton, PT, DPT, MS, Chicago, Illinois – “Importance of Assessment and Treatment of Complex Pelvic Pain Disorders in Women and Men.”
Dr. Ravensara S. Travillian, PhD, NA-C, LMP, Seattle, Washington – “Working with Trauma and PTSD Affected Patients in the Clinical Environment.”
Walt Fritz, PT, Buffalo, New York – “Research can Change Your Approach to Assessment and Treatment and Assist Your Evolution as a Health Care Professional.”
For complete speaker biographies, conference and registration information please go to: www.MT2016.ca
Information: Bodhi Haraldsson Email: [email protected] 604-873-4467, ext. 305
At WCCMT New Westminster, we were able to interview several inspirational students, faculty and alumni. With the year coming to a close, we’d like to take a moment to review some of the highlights:
In Rosemary Forst’s blog, we learned that the journey to massage can be an unexpected but rewarding path. She began learning about massage in Hawaii, where she completed a 700-hour course, then returned to Canada where she found that she needed a license in order to practice massage therapy. After attending several different schools, Rosemary found that enjoyed the vibe of WCCMT best and graduated as valedictorian, and is quickly becoming a recognized healthcare professional in the West Coast.
However, sometimes the path to massage can bring you back to where you began, as we found out in Kristen Burrow’s blog. Kristen found her passion for massage very early in life and started studying right after high school, when she moved in with her father to help him with his multiple sclerosis. He received massages from WCCMT, where she decided she wanted to attend for school. She is currently a teacher’s assistant for two classes, working with clients who have multiple sclerosis and bringing her experience full circle to what initially interested her in massage therapy.
We also had WCCMT alum, Adryon Hutton, share some advice to new massage therapy graduates. In her blog, she covers some great points including the importance to constantly keep learning, effective communication with patience and to nurture the excitement of you field.
We’ve learned so much from our students, faculty and alumni, and are thrilled to continue providing you with more insights and experiences from the College of Massage Community. Remember to keep in touch with us by following us on Facebook, Twitter and liking our page on LinkedIn.
Do you have a story that you’d like to share about massage? Then contact us at [email protected].