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2018 AMTA Maine Chapter Fall Retreat and Training Friday - Sunday October 19-21 at Sunday River, Newry, Maine   This year we have 3 presenters for you to choose from.
Both presenters are NCBTMB certified and all CEUs are NCBTMB approved.

.About Our Presenters

  George Russell teaching Skull, Jaw and Ears George Russell is a body and movement specialist who helps clients solve specific body problems and connect to the larger context that sustains health. His patient care is hands-on and incorporates many approaches, including chiropractic, muscle work and therapeutic exercise. Dr. Russell has spent a lifetime studying the anatomy of the body and soul: efficient movement, balanced physical function, and joy of life.


Greg Hurd   Ethics, Advanced Chair Massage, Easy and Effective Deep Tissue Greg is the Director of Career Development and Outreach. He coordinates career planning for students and alumni, the Internship program and school outreach events, and is a notary public.  Greg also supervises in the Bancroft Community Wellness Clinic, teaches several of the Business Practices classes, and has assisted in teaching Regional Massage Applications II and III. Greg graduated from Bancroft in 1984. He is a certified Neuromuscular therapist, a Reiki II Practitioner, has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education, and has a Masters Degree in Expressive Therapy from Lesley College. Greg's massage therapy experience includes being the Health & Recreation director at a retirement community, working at the Bancroft Health Center, other massage therapy centers and maintaining a private practice. He had been on staff at Bancroft from 1985-1989 and, among other duties, developed the Internship program and taught Massage Techniques.  He has currently been working at Bancroft since 1994. To contact Greg, please email him at
Judith DeLany   Neuromuscular Since Judith DeLany, LMT, became a NeuroMuscular Therapist in 1984, she has emerged as a leading pioneer in the field of NMT. As a result of over three decades as a clinician and educator, Judith has refined and developed methods of teaching NMT American version™. She is the founder and director of the International Academy of NeuroMuscular Therapies, a certifying body that sets standards for the training of healthcare practitioners in the use of NMT. She is the Director of the NMT Center, an educational/training organization that produces NMT events nationwide and internationally for the healthcare industries.

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2018 AMTA Maine Chapter Fall Retreat Training October 19-21 at the Sunday River Jordan Hotel, Newry, Maine  
All presenters are NCBTMB certified and all CEUs are NCBTMB approved. Full registration includes hotel room with a roommate at the Sunday River Jordan Hotel, 5 meals, and up to 15 credit hours of continuing education for the AMTA member price of $265, AMTA student $200, and Non-member $365
George Russell from New York will teach 12 CEUs on “Skull, Jaw, Ears”.Class description: The top of the spine, jaw, and skull are major areas of pain and misalignment.  This course approaches the ears, jaw and base of skull as a triangle of opportunity, wherein each area affects and can be affected by the other.  Relevant anatomy will be discussed, and techniques and approaches for opening up the jaw, sinuses, neck, and skull will be taught and practiced.   This is primarily a technique and discussion course and will involve working and being worked on. (One must attend all 12 hours to receive CEUs,  Class begins Friday afternoon at 2 pm)                                                                           And Greg Hurd from Massachusetts. will be teaching “Ethics” (3 CEUs), “Deep Tissue Massage Easily and Effectively” (6 CEUs),  and “Seated Massage” (3 CEUs). Class descriptions: Ethics - As Massage Therapists, we are faced with professional issues and concerns with every massage we do; with our marketing;, our record keeping; and much more.  In this class we will choose specific, common concerns, clarify our concerns about these issues, and then explore why and how we react.  Do we understand how choices affect others? Are we clear on our intent when making decisions?
Deep Tissue Massage Easily and Effectively - It has been stated many times that massage is hard work and that several massage therapists quit after a few years because they hurt.  Experienced therapists may tell new therapists, “you will hurt from doing massage; it's just part of the business”.  Those who say that are wrong.  The only way you will hurt from doing massage is if you have a pre-existing condition or if you massage incorrectly.  The common pains from massage are: neck pain, thumb pain, wrist pain, and back soreness.  Why does this happen?  Why this class?  What we are teaching is awareness and approach along with the mechanics specific to your body type. Seated Massage - Covered topics include being creative in the seated massage, massaging each area of the body with several different techniques, applying depth comfortable and without pain, approaches to massage in a regular chair,and some discussion of the business side of seated massage.
Judith DeLany from Florida will be teaching a 12 CEU neuromuscular class entitled “When Good Shoulders Go Bad”. Class Description: When a joint presents with a high degree of mobility, instability is an associated factor. The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body and an array of complications can result from poor habits of use, strain and trauma. This course will explore the complex makeup of the shoulder joint and a variety of associated dysfunctions, syndromes, and surgeries. We will also look at how some habitual sport movements alter the shoulder forever. We will consider the primary glenohumeral joint muscles that cause shoulder pain and dysfunction with detailed anatomy support. A step-by-step treatment protocol will be demonstrated (supine, side-lying, prone) and a directed trade will help you to master the techniques and strategies for improving shoulder health. (One must attend all 12 hours to receive CEUs.  Class begins Friday afternoon at 2 pm.)

2018 Retreat Daily Schedule                   Each presenter will teach a total of 12 hr. CEs

Friday Oct 19th       Registration                       11am - 4:30pm

G. Russell - Skull, Jaw, Ears                             2 pm - 5 pm

J. DeLany - When Good Shoulders Go Bad     2 pm - 5 pm

Supper                                                              5 pm - 6 pm

G. Hurd - Ethics                                                 6 pm - 9 pm

Saturday Oct 20th

Breakfast                                                          7:30 am - 9 am

G. Russell  - class continues                           9 am -12 noon

J. DeLany  - class continues                            9 am - 12 noon

G. Hurd - Deep Tissue                                      9 am - 12 noon

Lunch (Board Meeting)                                     12 noon – 1 pm 

Free time for those NOT in DeLany class     12 pm - 5 pm.  

J. DeLany - class continues                                1 pm - 4 pm

Supper                                                              5 pm - 6 pm

G. Russell - class continues                             6 pm - 9 pm

G. Hurd - class continues                               6 pm - 9 pm

              Meet & Great                                                        9 pm -12 midnight

Sunday Oct 21

          Check out  of Jordan Hotel                           by 9 am                  .

    Breakfast                                                      7:30 am - 9 am

G. Russell - class continues                          9 am -12 noon

J. DeLany - class continues                          9 am -12 noon

       G. Hurd - Seated Massage                            9 am -12 noon

Full registration includes hotel room with a roommate at the Sunday River Jordan Hotel, 5 meals, and up to 15 credit hours of continuing education for the AMTA member price of $265, AMTA Student $200, Non-member $365.  Other registrations types are available.
Important Registration Information
Full Registration (hotel, meals, and classes) Will Close on September 21.
After that date (Between Sept 22 and Oct 10) you will be able to register for meals and classes only, and you will have to make your own hotel arrangements by calling the Jordan Hotel at 800-543-2754 and giving the CL# 85u6rm to receive the AMTA discounted room rate (if they have rooms left).   .