2019 AMTA Maine Chapter Fall  Retreat and Training

        November 1-3, Atlantic Oceanside Hote,  Bar Harbor, Maine

This year we have 3 presenters for you to choose from and CPR

All presenters are NCBTMB certified and all CEUs are NCBTMB approved.

Full registration includes hotel room with a roommate at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 5 meals, and up to 15 credit hours of continuing education for the AMTA member price of $270, AMTA student $195, and Non-member $370

Register Early and Save - Special

Early Bird Full Registration Discount Until September 1 

AMTA member $249, AMTA student, $175,  Non-member $350

Registration Closes October 24th

see many other registration types on the registration form

About our classes and presenters:

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Howard Nemerov from Texas will teach 12 CEUs on "The Nemerov Method of NeuroMuscular Therapy"

Class description:  Module 1: Motor Learning and Motor Memory Motor control is a sensory-motor system, gathering sensory information from the body & then deciding which muscle (motor) function works best in response to the input. Injuries decrease motor control ability to activate the muscle for a given need; motor control then creates compensation to cope with lost function due to injury. Identification of functional synergistic relationships in the core. How to reprogram/balance core function.  Basic skills for assessment and correction of core compensation. Module 2: Hips and Core Function  We will learn why hip muscles are part of core function; identify synergistic relationships in hip function; describe fascial band compensation; learn how pregnancy & traumatic injury weaken pelvic floor function; learn how hip muscles can compensate for trunk stabilization & balance; and assess & reprogram hip compensation.

(One must attend all 12 hours to receive CEUs,  Class begins Friday Evening at 6 pm)

_blank line _blank line Jason Erickson from Minnesota. will be teaching  “Sports Massage preparation and Recovery” (15 CEUs) Class descriptions:  Event preparation and recovery are critical for athletes due to both psychological and physiological stressors. Skillful sports massage informed by pain science and sports psychology can contribute to their (and your) success. All skills taught are immediately applicable in your regular massage practice so you can master them quickly. Beginning sports massage therapists learn to work safely with athletes and performers at all levels in the 48 hours immediately before and after a strenuous event. Participants also learn to adapt to constraints often found in sports massage environments. Based on current research and years of helping athletes prepare for and recover from events, this class approaches the practice of sports massage from a perspective influenced by current pain science. Pain science and sports psychology inform the use of assessment, treatment, and communication skills as you work with athletes and performers. Experienced sports massage therapists enjoy these classes for a refreshing approach and new skills that enhance what they already know and do.

(One must attend all 15 hours to receive CEUs.  Class begins Fri afternoon 1:30 pm)


_ Jack Ryan from Florida will be teaching a 12 CEU class entitled “Lymphatic Balancing Introduction”. Class Description:  Lymphatic Balance (LB) techniques are imperative  for orthopedic clients and should be considered in every evaluation and treatment program.  With  most orthopedic issues we find excess fluid, swelling, fluid stagnation or lymphedema. These can cause or add to the pain that a client Is experiencing, as well as hinder the healing process.  LB's subtle manual maneuvers activate lymph and interstitial fluid  circulation throughout the body and also promote the proper functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. LB uses specially adapted  lymphatic pumping and fluid mobilization techniques to target orthopedic problems in the cranium, spine, rib cage, visceral system, and upper and lower extremities

(One must attend all 12 hours to receive CEUs.  Class begins Friday evening at 6 pm.)


Special Class Offered

Special CPR recertification with David Fuller for an additional fee of $50.

Friday afternoon 1:30-3:30,  Limited to 10 participants.


2019 Retreat Daily Schedule

Friday Nov 1 

Registration                                                  11 am - 4 pm

Erickson - Sports Massage                       1:30 - 4:30 pm

CPR certification                                        1:30 - 3:30 pm

Supper                                                        4:30 pm - 6 pm

  1. Erickson - class continues                     6 - 9 pm
  2. H. Nemerov - Nemerov Method            6 - 9 pm
  3. Ryan - Lymphatic Balancing                   6 - 9 pm

Saturday Nov 2

Breakfast                                                      7:30 - 9 am

All classes continue                                       9 am -  12 noon

Lunch                                                            12 noon – 1:30 pm 

Free time                                                        1:30 - 4:30 pm

Supper                                                            4:30 - 6 pm

All classes continue                                        6 - 9 pm

 Meet & Great                                                     9 -11 pm

Sunday Nov 3

Check out of Atlantic Oceanside Hotel by 9:30 am

Breakfast                                                     7:30 am - 9 am

All classes continue                                      9:30 am -12:30 pm


Full registration includes hotel room with a roommate at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 5 meals, and up to 15 credit hours of continuing education for the AMTA member price of $270, AMTA Student $195, Non-member $370.


_Early Bird Pricing until September 1

Member $249, student member $175, non-member $350.


Important Registration Information

Registration Will Close on October 24.


About Howard

Howard Nemerov, LMT, MTI, NCBTMB is the developer of the Nemerov Method. The training provides students with his two textbooks: The Nemerov Method: Reprogramming the Motor Control System to Enhance Rehabilitation and Athletic Performance, Fourth Edition (© 2014) and Functional Muscle Testing for the Nemerov Method (© 2007). His articles have been featured in Massage & Bodywork (Introduction to NeuroMuscular Reprogramming” and “The BodyWorker’s Guide to Motor Control Theory”, 1996) and Triathlete Magazine (“NeuroMuscular Reprogramming: The Cutting-Edge Therapy of the '90s”, 1996).


After attending college to learn chemical dependency family counseling, Howard went back to the University of Minnesota to study Horticulture. Realizing that his love for gardening should remain a hobby, he went back to school to study software engineering.


As a software developer, Howard specialized in debugging and reprogramming defective computer programs. Feeling stifled in the corporate world, Howard discovered therapeutic bodywork at a local massage school (Alive & Well Institute of Conscious Bodywork, San Anselmo, California). Inspired, he transitioned from the corporate world, opening a private bodywork practice. During his advanced studies, Howard was introduced to a precursor modality called NeuroMuscular Reprogramming, which enabled practitioners to improve individual muscle function.  Howard researched Motor Control Theory and standard Physical Therapy principles, to understand and explain the science behind the therapeutic process. He defined protocols for identifying compensation and restoring functional movement. This journey of discovery produced the Nemerov Method.


Howard has taught the Method and maintained a clinical practice for over 25 years, specializing in injury rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. His own athletic background – as a former triathlete who practices Yoga and Pilates – enables him to serve as a knowledgeable resource with active clients. He has many years of experience in Personal Injury and Workmen’s Compensation claims, providing RSI treatment for one of the largest high tech firms in the SF Bay Area.


His commitment to excellence has led to outstanding results, averaging 3-4 treatments per client case, with a better-than 90% success rate in resolving clients’ symptoms.

Howard's website


About Jason

Jason Erickson co-owns and practices massage at Eagan Massage Center.  He is best known for therapeutic and sports massage, with a reputation for providing pain relief, improving function, and enabling athletic performance. Many of his clients are referred by medical providers, personal trainers, and by other massage therapists. He is   able to work with clothed clients as needed, using various techniques from massage, positional release, stretching, etc. Qualifications:
  • Board Certified Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • Certified Hot DNM Pillossage Instructor
  • Certified Orthopedic Massage Therapist
  • Certified Pre/Post-Natal Massage Therapist
  • Certified Orthopedic Exercise Specialist (OES)
  • Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
  • Certified Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS)
  • Certified Partner-Assisted Stretching
  • Certificate in Fascia Work
  • Certified Active Isolated Stretching Therapist (2013-2017), practitioner since 2007
  • Certified Circular Strength Training Instructor (2004-2010)
  • Approved CE provider: NCBTMB, CE Broker (FL & GA)
Jason is an internationally recognized continuing education provider, teaching classes in pain science, pain management, dermoneuromodulation, therapeutic movement, orthopedic massage, sports massage, research literacy, and other topics. He has presented at the 2016 International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC) and the 2017 Alliance for Massage Therapy Education Congress. Jason has served as the Minnesota Chapter President (2014-2016) for the American Massage Therapy Association. He is Master of Ceremonies for the annual San Diego Pain Summit. His articles have appeared in Massage & Bodywork Magazine, Massage New Zealand Magazine, the Japanese Journal of Acupuncture and Manual Therapies, Massage Today, Massage Magazine, and other publications.


Jason's AMTA Webpage


About Jack

ack Ryan LMT is the Therapist and Director of the Soar Point Massage Clinic in Sarasota, Florida. He completed his massage training in 1993 at the Sarasota School of Natural Healing Arts. He also holds a bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Richmond, in Virginia.


Jack is certified in the St. John method of Neuromuscular Therapy, and has studied a variety of rehabilitative soft tissue techniques, which includes  Myofascial Release, Positional Release, Muscle Energy Technique,  Lymphatic Drainage Technique, Active Isolated Stretching, and Total  Body Balancing. Jack's unique and extensive study of the role of soft tissue dysfunction gives him a holistic approach to treating and helping back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, sciatica, headaches and injuries.


Jack is on staff with the D'Ambrogio Institute as a therapist and Instructor for the Manual Therapy courses that are offered through the Institute and the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators.  Jack lectures and teaches courses both nationally and internationally.


Jack's website


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Important Registration Information
Registration Will Close on October 24th..