Please stay tuned as we coordinate ONLINE Discussion sessions in lieu of Meet and Greets. 

WE are POSTPONING Maine Chapter Annual Meeting, in-person Meet and Greets, and Summer Workshops.

AMTA National Convention has been cancelled.  

Please contact our volunteers, if you think you would like to participate or assist in setting up ONLINE DISCUSSIONS and if you have particular topics in mind for our volunteers to arrange. WE are temporarily suspending  in person-meet and greets in your area as per our AMTA National protocols and guidelines. We will resume coordinating later this year when possible and safe to do so. AMTA members and other  Maine LMTs can use our ONLINE DISCUSSION SESSIONS as an opportunity to network, and share experiences. Our members can learn about events, professional and volunteer opportunities, upcoming AMTA events and trainings, etc. Contact us for more information, to assist us in coordinating these sessions or events through or leave us a message 207-805-9400. A volunteer will get back to you.

2020 AMTA Maine Fall Education Weekend

Friday October30-November 1 at the Ramada Inn, Lewiston

Freeing the Heart by Releasing the Body's Central Linkage (16 CEUs) with Dale Alexander

Orthopedic Injury Assessment & Treatment for Hip, Thigh, Lower Leg, Foot & Ankle (7 CEUs) with Dr Ben Benjamin

Advanced Muscular Therapy Deep Tissue and Myofascial Technique for Neck and Back (7 CEUs) with Dr Ben Benjamin

Ethics and Sexual Misconduct in Bodywork (3CEUs) with Dr Ben Benjamin

See below for more details

Freeing the Heart by Releasing the Body's Central Linkage with Dale Alexander 16 CEUs Dale Alexander  Dale G. Alexander PhD LMT has had a Clinical Massage Therapy practice in Key West, Fla. since 1980. He is the author of the Inside-Out Paradigm©. From from a foundation of advanced education in neurophysiology from Osteopathic physicians and others, Dale’s clients have revealed to him the typical progressions of the aging process that underlie the chronic problems your clients present to you daily. His courses will reveal the secrets of these progressions to you. He was named CE Provider of the Year for 2016 by the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education and is now Board Certified by the NCBTMB.( More about Dale Alexander: LINK on Dale's website:

Participants are encouraged to review the instructor’s published articles regarding “Freeing the Heart,”  “The Sacs and Tubes Theory of Stress, and “Releasing the Body’s Core Line and Central Linkage” at

What to Bring: Massage Table, linens, 2 pillows.

Attire during technique practice exchange needs to allow access to the abdomen: sports bra and shorts or underwear.  Light blanket to provide warmth as may be needed in A/C.  Packed lunch, beverages and snacks to keep your blood sugar level normalized.

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death, eclipsing all forms of cancer combined.  Someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds.  Every 60 seconds, someone in the United States dies from a heart disease-related event.

What is rarely considered is how the heart’s progression into dysfunction and disease is a significant factor in chronic somatic ailments which persist even with competent care.

Fresh blood, filled with oxygen, nutrition and hormones is the body’s most healing resource.  Without enough of this healing resource, tissues and cells begin to degrade in their function.  “Pain is the cry of a nerve for blood” is one of the oldest axioms in Osteopathic Medicine.

Freeing the Heart by Releasing the Body’s Central Linkage is a comprehensive introduction toward how we as Allied Health Providers can play a preventative role in its progression.  Participants will leave with a more comprehensive understanding of how the human body really works.

During this workshop participants will learn:

  How to interview a client with chronic symptoms. This will be modeled and discussed.

  Somatic markers will be clearly described for when Referral to a Physician is indicated.

  An Assessment Sequence will be demonstrated and practiced.

Techniques will be presented and practiced that:

  Release the Body’s Core Line and Central Linkage(s)

  Enhance the heart’s ability to pump more blood by reducing resistances to its expansion

  Restore the mechanisms that naturally assist venous and lymphatic return

  Decrease the tone of the Nervous System’s flight/flight/freeze responses

  Enhance the neural outflow of its Rest and Restore capacity

  Reduce common obstacles to the return of raw blood products to the heart/lung complex

OTHER articles available from Dale Alexander's site:
Advanced Muscular Therapy Deep Tissue and Myofascial Technique for Neck and Back (7 CEUs)
Ethics and Sexual Misconduct in Bodywork (3CEUs)
 with Ben Benjamin Workshop details TBA Orthopedic Injury Assessment & Treatment for Hip, Thigh, Lower Leg, Foot & Ankle (7 CEUs)
In this hands-on workshop you will learn injury assessment testing, friction therapy, myofascial and deep tissue techniques to address pain and injury in some of the most commonly injured structures in the hip, thigh, lower leg, foot, and ankle. The instructor will be with you every step of the way, making sure you really get it. You will learn the anatomy of these structures by physically locating and palpating each muscle, tendon, and ligament targeted with these techniques. Advanced Muscular Therapy Deep Tissue and Myofascial Technique for Neck and Back (7 CEUs)
In this workshop, you will learn several dozen myofascial and deep tissue massage techniques to address pain and injury in some of the most commonly injured structures of the Neck and Back. You will also understand the anatomy of these structures as never before through physically locating and palpating each structure.
Ethics and Sexual Misconduct in Bodywork  (3 CEUs)
Speaking truth to power is sweeping across the country. This workshop, on ethics and sexual misconduct, with Dr. Ben Benjamin, focuses on sexual misconduct and abuse by either therapists or clients and how to prevent this from occurring as well as how to deal with it if it happens. The workshop is very interactive not just a lecture. It covers how to establish firm boundaries whether they are verbal, physical, sexual or emotional as well as how to communicate in difficult and often scary situations. You will have a chance to share your experiences with each other and what you can learn from them.
PLEASE BRING for hands on classes: • A MASSAGE TABLES a printed copy of the attached manual (or download the PDF and bring it on your tablet/laptop) • massage oil • Shea butter or massage lotion • a towel, a few face-cradle covers, two sheets and a pillow • If you like, bring your favorite anatomy textbook.
Biography Dr. Ben E. Benjamin has dedicated his life to helping people cope with and overcome the pain and stress caused by injury to the body. His therapeutic techniques help reduce and eliminate pain produced by adhesive scar tissue formed from soft tissue injury. In sports medicine/muscular therapy private practice since 1963, Dr. Benjamin is the founder of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, MA. As an educator and author, he has conducted seminars and workshops across the country, served as an instructor and trainer in a variety of settings, and written several books and countless articles. His books include: Listen to Your Pain: The Active Person's Guide to Understanding, Identifying, and Treating Pain and Injury; Are You Tense?: The Benjamin System of Muscular Therapy; and Exercise Without Injury. His professional training and education spans more than three decades. He earned a Ph.D. in Sports Medicine at Union Graduate School; a Bachelor of Professional Sciences at Empire State College; and studied assessment techniques in Orthopedic Medicine with the well-known British Physician, James Cyriax, M.D. Dr. Benjamin continues with his mission to offer his innovative therapy techniques to help enhance the quality of life for as many people as possible - to help people not simply manage their pain, but to be freed from it. Website: