Use the words ‘pleasure’ and ‘massage’ in the same sentence and watch the eyebrows go up. Does it have to be this way? Massage Therapist and Psychotherapist Tim Clark introduces us to The Pleasure-Purpose Principle, which he’ll be presenting on at the 2018 AMT National Conference on 13 October 2018.Continue Reading →
How do you spot a bad contract if you’re not a contract expert? There are a few key indicators that the contract you’ve been asked to sign is dodgy. Let us walk you through a few of them, and we’ll share pointers on how to get accurate information for practitioners and business owners to ensure a fair engagement of services.Continue Reading →
AMT has released a position statement on the provision of mobile massage therapy services that describes the benefits and evidence to support in-home and corporate massage services.Continue Reading →
There’s only three months till all practising members of AMT are required to submit a National Police Check to AMT. Read about why you can be justly proud of AMT’s police check initiative.Continue Reading →
Who should we believe? Our colleagues in a Facebook group or our association/lawyer/accountant? Rebecca Barnett cuts through the myths and misinformation currently circulating, and recirculating in massage therapy groups on social media.Continue Reading →
Check out the latest continuing education offerings and upcoming opportunities for AMT members, the location of the AGM and a reminder about the annual conference.Continue Reading →
Do massage therapists consider the cultural safety of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients? Karen Wyld provides practical tips and resources, as well as suggestions on how massage therapists can better engage with First Peoples.Continue Reading →
We are chuffed to announce that the AMT Annual Conference will be held on October 12, 13 and 14 at the Rydges Sydney Central. The venue is located within five minutes easy walking from Central Railway Station in Sydney. That’s ten minutes by rail from the airport. We’ve negotiated a special room rate for conference delegates but there’s loads of accommodation options within easy reach of the venue to suit all budgets.
We are working in earnest to finalise the program. This year, you’ll be able to choose whether you’d like to attend for any single day, two days or all three days of the shindig. There will be a cosy welcome event on the evening of Friday 12th and a cocktail function on Saturday evening (13th October). We’re closing the entire event on Sunday afternoon with a mystery session that we reckon you’re going to love.
So far we have two confirmed breakout presenters. We’re really excited to be hosting guest international presenter, Robert Libbey, who will also be taking his workshops on a road tour around the country during October 2018. We are just beginning to work on the details of Robert’s visit, so now would be the right time to check out his website and put in your bid for particular presentations in the comments section!
We are also pleased to be hosting Josephine Key who will present breakout sessions on movement and manual therapy.
We have some exciting prospects on our plenary presenter hit list and look forward to sharing details as sessions are confirmed.
The AMT annual conference is the keynote educational event of the Association and it’s actually fun! It’s your chance to learn new stuff, earn CEUs, catch up with old mates, connect with peers and, god forbid, let your hair down a bit. It’s also tax deductible …
We really hope we’ll see you in mid-October!
What are your responsibilities and obligations as a massage therapy provider? What records do you need to maintain and keep? And how do you avoid committing health fund fraud? Some simple guidelines and reminders to follow as a provider to private health funds.Continue Reading →
Rebecca Barnett attended the Placebo Symposium in Sydney in November, and now provides an insight into the presentations and what she learned, and how massage therapists can benefit from the lessons of placebo.Continue Reading →