New 2023 Events

              We Need Your Town Ordinances see below


At the Augusta Civic Center

Lunch will be served each day.

Saturday evening event yet to be determined.

View summary page:     https://cvent.me/O91Vwz

Click link to Register       https://cvent.me/GbqE7Q

Massage for Enhanced Respiratory Function – 16 hr Seminar with   Dennis Price

Breathing is THE most vital function for both health and longevity, yet most people (when evaluated in depth) have very poor respiratory function. This program will train the therapist to evaluate the client’s breathing. This will include the location of breath, the effort or ease of breathing, rate, depth, pause patterns, and corresponding sympathetic/parasympathetic stimulation patterns. Relative posture and range of motion patterns will also be assessed to create an highly effective treatment plan. The therapist will understand, view demonstration and practice the massage, stretches, neuro-muscular repatterning movements, and strengthening exercises. You will feel a difference in your oun breathing by the end of the training, and you will feel confident you can assist your clients toward greatly improved health and wellness.

INTRODUCTION TO CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY – 12 hr Seminar with Karyn Quraishy

This introductory workshop details the physiology and anatomy of the craniosacral system…its function in health and its relationship to disease process. Participants will learn hands-on, fascial-release techniques to evaluate and affect pain and dysfunction.  It includes lecture, demonstration, and practice for each technique presented.


  • Build the foundation to understand the craniosacral system and study techniques to effect change
  • Explore the anatomy and physiology of the craniosacral system and its relationship to illness, pain and dysfunction
  • Develop and refine your light-touch palpation skills to access subtle restrictions in the body by focusing on the cranium, sacrum, craniosacral rhythm and related soft tissue including transverse diaphragms.


View summary page:     https://cvent.me/O91Vwz

Click link to Register       https://cvent.me/GbqE7Q


Your Town Ordinances Needed

  1. * Does your city/town have specific ordinances referencing either massage therapy or massage parlors?
  2. * Does your city/town allow massage therapists to operate a home-based business? Who can be employed in a home-based business? Is signage permitted on the exterior of the home? and What level of business traffic is permitted?
  3. *Does your city/town define “personal services” in a way that appears to include massage therapy as a permitted use?
  4. *Does your city/town regulate or prohibit adult businesses, including massage parlors?
  5. *Does your city/town require local licensing or registration of massage therapists, massage establishments, or massage practices?
  6. *Does your city/town have any ordinances that appear to confuse massage parlors and licensed massage therapy businesses?
  7. *Whom would you speak with to find out to find out the answers to these questions?
  8. *Who are your code enforcement officials in your city/town?
  9. *Who would you go to if you knew there was an illegal massage establishment in your area?

Please Send Your Responses to these Questions and any Online Links to Ordinances to Jessie Greenbaum who is compiling the information. This information will later be available on the chapter website.


Jessie Greenbaum greenbaumcmt@gmail.com


See our EVENTS page for MORE INFO about future trainings, upcoming Meet and Greets online, National Convention These are wonderful ways to stay connected, network, and bring your experiences to others.

Government Relations (GR) Committee Meeting: Sunday  September 11,  2023 at 9 am ZOOM. All are welcome to join in. Contact Tarnya for the Zoom login information.

Board Meetings: The last Tuesday of each month at 7 pm, online via ZOOM Please contact a board member if you would like to attend via Zoom. We encourage Maine members to join us, learn about committees and future activities, which need active donations of time.



See Covid-19 Maine resources page for latest State Mandates about in-public gatherings and more.

DOCUMENT FOR MAINE LICENSED Massage Therapists and Gov. Janet Mills’s latest statement accelerating vaccination delivery:


UPDATED RESOURCES from AMTA National Site: https://www.amtamassage.org/about/news/covid-19-resources-for-massage-therapists/

Notice to Licensed Massage Therapists

For more information resources, and links check AMTA National website:https://www.amtamassage.org/index.html

We will post others on a separate resources page:



If you would like to volunteer or donate any amount of time to a committee or event

 Please contact any board member or email maine@amtamassage.org. Thank you for your patience as one of our volunteer’s replies to your email or message.

We thank you for your membership, involvement, and ideas.







AMTA Maine Chapter Calendar

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