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Continuing Education - Thursday, August 9

1:30-3:30pm, repeated 4-6pm | 2 Credit Hours

Massage Therapists and Taxes—What You Need to Know 

Constance D. Nwosu, founder and principal of CN Accounting & Management Consulting LLC, is a financial executive with more than 25 years of experience in accounting and strategic financial management. During her career, she has worked with nonprofits and small businesses to help them achieve financial success.

Learn recent tax code changes that may affect massage therapists and small-business owners, as well as the basics of tax filing, guidelines for document retention and how to be prepared for an audit.

Your Massage Therapy Website: Your Marketing Machine

Amanda Jenkins has worked with fitness and wellness clients for the past 7 years as owner of MarketIQ, a digital marketing firm that helps businesses grow by focusing on lead-generating online marketing and SEO campaigns. She provides training, continuing education, business coaching and marketing solutions for her clients.

Learn how massage therapists can boost their web presence. Get tips and tools to better understand where your web traffic is coming from and how clients are interacting with your website. User experience and online lead conversion will also be discussed.

Cervicogenic Headaches: Myofascial Techniques

Til Luchau is the author of Advanced Myofascial Techniques, Vol 1. A Certified Advanced Rolfer, he was on the faculty of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration for more than 20 years. He teaches internationally and is the director of Advanced-Trainings.com.

Cervicogenic (neck-related) headaches are the most common type of head pain, and recent research points toward several important factors that will make our hands-on work with these and other common types of headaches even more effective. Learn a clear framework for distinguishing between cervicogenic and other types of headaches, as well as practical tips and specific suggestions that you can incorporate into your hands-on work right away.

Blissful Business: Your Path to Success

Mary Cheers has been a massage therapist since 1988 and an instructor for SHI Integrative Medical Massage School since 1992. She owns The Cheerful Touch LLC, specializing in pain management, and is a Hospice of the Miami Valley massage therapy provider.

Integrating your passion for the massage therapy profession with sound decision-making gives you not only personal satisfaction but can also boost business. Explore marketing techniques that focus on promoting the integrity of your practice while also learning how to clarify issues surrounding money and your own success.

In Safe Hands: Working with Clients with Fibromyalgia

Julie Goodwin is a longtime massage therapy educator and an NCBTMB-approved provider. She is the author of Touch & Movement: Palpation and Kinesiology for Massage Therapists and creator of TxPlanner.org. She was named the 2016 AFMTE Educator of the Year.

Helping clients with fibromyalgia can be challenging because symptoms can be transitory, responses to massage unpredictable and progress elusive. Explore the etiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, possible complications, treatments and medications for fibromyalgia to create session plans that ensure a safe, comfortable and effective massage experience for your clients.

What's Bugging You? How to Deal with Infestation in your Massage Practice

Annie Morien is a dermatology physician assistant (PA-C) with extensive clinical experience diagnosing and treating patients with various skin diseases. Also a licensed massage therapist and teacher at the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, she teaches skin disease workshops to practicing massage therapists. Morien is also the author of “Skin Condition--A Massage Therapists Guide.”

Discuss the risks for infestation, how these critters invade environments and transfer to humans, massage contraindications and signs/symptoms of infestations. Also learn protocols for cleaning up your practice in case of accidental infestations, as well as the steps to take to prevent re-infestation.

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