Thoughts on Manufacturing Depression by Gary Greenberg

“If we claim to see massage as a component of a holistic therapy, and feeling depressed is so common, there is much in this book for massage therapists.” Geoffrey Hugh Miller shares his thoughts on Gary Greenberg’s Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease.

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A Massage Therapist’s Journey Through A Career Crisis

What happens when all your long-held beliefs about massage and your place within the massage industry get blown out of the water? Do you quit? Do you continue spreading outdated info? Or do you dust yourself off, open your mind to new theories and science? Sharon Livingstone explains her journey through a career crisis.

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Cultural Safety for Massage Therapists

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.

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Conference announcement – save the date!

The rooftop at Rydges. We’re holding a breakout here. Truly. We are.

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.

Breakout workshop participants at the Annual Conference in Canberra, 2017.

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!

 

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Being A Health Fund Provider: Your Responsibilities And Obligations

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.

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