2018 AMTA-NE State Convention2018 Lincoln Marathon Sports Massage2018 Cadaver Workshop

Registration for the 2018 AMTA-NE State Convention is now open!

Join Us!

Event Details

Date:  April 7th & 8th 2018



Country Inn and Suites By Carlson Lincoln North

5353 N 27th St,

Lincoln, NE 68521


Special Room Rate: $99/night for a 2 queen room or 1 king room;  mention AMTA-NE



Early Registration by March 11th

2 day ReTensioning™ workshop with John Macy

AMTA members: $350

Non-AMTA members: $370


Table Manners with Rebecca Rose

AMTA members: $50

Non-AMTA members: $65

Massage Student: $20


Online Ethics and Build your AMTA Website with Ben Stone

AMTA members: $50

Non-AMTA members: $65

Massage Student: $20


Registration after March 12th

2-day ReTensioning™ workshop with John Macy

AMTA members: $375

Non-AMTA members: $395


Table Manners with Rebecca Rose

AMTA members: $60

Non-AMTA members: $75

Massage Student: $25


Online Ethics and Build your AMTA Website with Ben Stone

AMTA members: $60

Non-AMTA members: $75

Massage Student: $25


Sunday Buffet:  We will be offering a Southwestern Buffet which includes: Seasoned Ground Beef, Shredded Chicken, Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, Flour tortillas, and Corn Shells. Toppings include shredded lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, diced onion, guacamole, salsa, sour cream and jalapenos.


AMTA Members: Sunday Lunch is included if attending a workshop.

Non-AMTA: Lunch is$15

All AMTA members are welcome to join us for lunch and the chapter meeting.  $10

Schedule of Events

April 7th

7:30am – 8am: Registration for ReTensioning™ with John Macy

8am – 12pm: ReTensioning™

12-1pm: Lunch on your own

1pm – 5pm: ReTensioning™

Social: 5:30pm – 7pm at Country Inn and Suites (more details coming!)


April 8th

8am – 12pm: ReTensioning™ with John Macy

8am – 8:30am: Registration for Table Manners

8:30am – 11:30am: Table Manners with Rebecca Rose

12-2pm: Chapter Meeting with Lunch

1:30pm – 2pm: Registration for Online Ethics & Build your AMTA website with Ben Stone

2pm – 6pm: ReTensioning™ with John Macy

2pm – 5pm: Online Ethics and Build your AMTA website with Ben Stone


Class Info

ReTensioning™ with John Macy PT, PRC

This 2 day workshop, ReTensioning™, is a process of assisting a person to consistently move with better balance and coordination. The result is less strain and stress on the body and the mind as movement is generated in a way that fits the person’s individual structure more naturally. Moving in this manner enables a person to independently continue improving their abilities and functioning.

In ReTensioning™ a person is guided to realign the balance of tensions in their body so that they rest in neutral – the lowest possible amount of activity physically and neurologically at that time. By doing this the person is able to begin each movement without carrying tension and imbalances from previous activity into the new movement. The result is that every movement starts from a clean slate, physically and mentally. In other words, people learn how to reset their tensional balances so that patterns from previous experiences can be prevented from interfering with how to best perform the activity now.

Supplies needed: massage table.

This workshop is an InterProfessional Education opportunity, so please forward this workshop information on to your Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Certified Athletic Trainers.  The more integration we have, the more we learn from and about each other.

John Macy PT, PRC has taught psycho-physical reeducation through the use of the Alexander Technique since 1982 and after completing his degree in Physical Therapy in 1984 began to combine this with his therapy practice with patients. His training has included a variety of manual techniques including CranioSacral therapy, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy, Strain-Counterstrain, and Postural Restoration. He has also studied movement arts such as yoga, tai chi, tae-kwon-do , modern dance and Pilates. Over the past thirty-five years John has worked to find the most effective ways to restore movement ability to people by incorporating his broad manual and neurological therapy training with the information he gained through his own movement learning processes. John has worked with a variety of people with movement dysfunction to integrate ideas from many disciplines into a coherent framework and develop an approach that is holistic and effective.  The result is a unique perspective on how to think, touch and teach people that he is now teaching to others who wish to expand their ability to make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of others.


Online Ethics & Build Your AMTA Website Workshop with Ben Stone, LMT

On Sunday afternoon, this class will challenge you to identify and reflect on personal and business standards in your practice. You will discuss challenges often seen in massage therapy practices, discuss situations that all massage therapists face, and how to deal with these issues. You will learn about online professionalism, the basics about what it takes to create a website and why you need a website, as well as how social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram, twitter and snapchat can help your business

The second half of this class will be a walk through workshop for setting up your own website offered free as a member benefit of the AMTA. You will need to have your AMTA user login information and a laptop or internet capable device. At the end of this segment you will have your online presence established and learn some best practices for websites.

(*Laptop or tablet recommended, cell phone discouraged. Get access to AMTA at )



Professional Ethics – 1.5

         Identify and discuss Professionalism and Online Professionalism

         Define discuss different tools to display your online reputation

          Identify and discuss 3 ways to manage Online reputation

         Define and discuss Online personal boundaries vs face to face personal Boundaries

Professional Website Workshop – 1.5

         Implement and discuss tools defined in Ethics Section to application of a professional website

         Create professional website using  the AMTA’s member benefits application



  • Your Login and Password
  • A laptop or suitable device for creating your free AMTA website


Ben Stone, LMT

Ben has been a licensed Massage Therapist since 2003 and is a Nationally Board Certified therapist with NCBTMB. Ben also graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. Ben’s experience has taken him from serving in the US Army to teaching elective classes in massage through the UNL campus rec center and working alongside chiropractors. He specializes in Deep Tissue Massage and is co-owner of Simple Wellness Massage in Lincoln, NE


Table Manners with Rebecca Rose, LMT

On Sunday morning, please join Rebecca as she discusses and demonstrates proper draping techniques, bolstering and the ethics of creating professional boundaries.

In Massage Therapy and Bodywork, it is especially important to maintain firm boundaries, because the nature of our work already crosses certain social guidelines regarding modesty and touching.  Draping is the physical manifestation of your professional boundaries.  Attention to draping shows your clients that you respect their modesty and comfort, the spirit of the law, and professional ethics.


With the completion of this course you will be able to:

Articulate solutions to ethical difficulties

Drape confidently in a variety of positions

Explain how draping is associated with ethics


Supplies needed: table, sheets


Rebecca Rose, LMT

Rebecca Rose has been licensed and practicing Massage Therapy in Nebraska since 1997, with an emphasis on modality integration and Bodywork Education.  In addition to classes on massage for couples, infant massage, and QiGong, Rebecca offers individual instruction in self-massage for pain management through her massage practice.  Rebecca lives in Lincoln with her family, and practices gardening for grounding and relaxation.


Join us for the 2018 Lincoln Marathon Sports Massage Event.

Registration now open! 

2018 Lincoln Marathon Post-Event Sports Massage

The Lincoln Marathon will be held on May 6th, 2018 in Lincoln.  The Lincoln Track Club is gracious to invite us to participate and they fully support the work we do.  They will once again be providing food, t-shirt, and door prizes.

Something new we are doing is extending your sports massage education.  We will be offering a class on Saturday, May 5th, with Wade Alberts.  The Saturday class is not required for you to participate on Sunday.  You have the option to only attend the Saturday class or the Sunday class/event or you can participate in both days.


Class description

How proficient are you at making sound, clinical judgments when dealing with a client?  Two-time Olympic medical staff member, Wade Alberts, LMT presents ‘Expert Intuition: Fact or Fiction’.   Wade has been a member of USA Swimming’s National Team medical staff since 1999 and has worked in conjunction with some of the nation’s best sports physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists and chiropractors.  This presentation brings into focus the role of massage therapy within a multi-disciplinary medical model.  The class will then put into practice various hands-on techniques and strategies dealing with post-event massage for runners.

4 CEUs awarded: 1.5 lecture, 2.5 hands-on.


After class is completed on Saturday, you can join in on the pasta feed which is happening at the Champions Club west of the stadium.

Sunday morning, bright and early, we’ll be preparing for the marathon runners.

CEU’s awarded: 5 hands-on


Wade Alberts has worked with USA Swimming’s national team beginning in 1999.  He graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with degrees in exercise physiology and massage therapy.  Wade was a 9-time NCAA All-American and 2-time National Champion as a member of NWU’s track team.  In May of 2013, he completed a secondary education degree from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Wade owned and operated a sports massage practice in Dallas, Texas from 1996 to 2010, when he relocated to his hometown in Ainsworth, Nebraska.  In addition to operating a private clinic, Wade contracts to universities and professional teams throughout the United States.  During his career, Wade has had the honor of working the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics with USA Swimming and the United States Olympic Committee.



May 5th class location will be on UNL’s campus.  The exact location of the classroom will be set later this month.  Please stay up to date by checking our website and facebook page.

May 6th: Memorial Stadium, North Concourse 2nd Level, Gate 15.  We are indoors, take the elevator by the medical tent to the 2nd floor.)


Schedule of Events

May 5th

1pm – 5pm: Workshop with Wade (4 CEUs total: 1.5 lecture, 2.5 hands-on)

5pm – 7pm: Free Pasta Feed at Champions Club


May 6th

6:30am – 6:50am: Registration

7am – 12pm: Marathon (5 free hands-on CEUs) Includes FREE breakfast and lunch

Registration for Saturday Sports Massage Education

Early Registration

$20 Massage Students

$30 AMTA members

$50 Non-AMTA member

Early Registration ends March 24th

* A huge THANK YOU to Lincoln Track Club for supporting massage and covering some of our expenses to help set your price at a reasonably low rate.


Registration after March 25th

$25 Massage Students

$40 AMTA members

$60 Non-AMTA members


Register for volunteering with the Sunday Marathon event by March 24th and receive free marketing in the runner’s packet and on the Lincoln Track Club’s website.   

Register by March 24th to get your name put in a drawing for a mini-tablet given by Lincoln Track Club.  So many great incentives — why wait?

You can register anytime up to the day of the marathon, but you will not receive any marketing through LTC, your name will not be in the drawing for the mini-tablet from LTC, and we cannot guarantee a T-shirt.

Lincoln Track Club will provide cleaning supplies, you just need to bring your table and yourself!

Any questions?


Natalie George: for any questions pertaining to Sunday’s marathon event


Amber Fader: for any questions pertaining to Saturday’s event and anything education related.



Registration for the 2018 Cadaver Workshop

opens March 1st!

Have you ever visualized muscle tissues and structures every time you work with your clients? AMTA- NE is pleased to announce the return of Cadaver Workshop in conjunction with The University of Nebraska- Kearney Health Sciences Education Complex. If you want a hands-on, close up view of many of the muscle structures you encounter on a day to day basis, please join us! Details below.


Date:  July 20th and 21st, 2018


Time: Registration will be 30 minutes prior to each section

July 20th, Section 1: 9am – 1pm

July 20th, Section 2: 2pm – 6pm

July 21st , Section 3: 8am – 12pm

July 21st, Section 4: 1pm – 5pm


Location: University of Nebraska-Kearney

Health Sciences Education Complex

2402 University Drive, Kearney, NE 68849


CE credits: 4 CEUs per section ( 4 non hands-on per section)

Registration:  Open March 1st, 2018 visit



Ryan Splittgerber, PhD, is Assistant Dean at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in the College of Allied Health Professions. Dr. Splittgerber serves as the Director of the Gross Anatomy Laboratory in Health Sciences Education Complex located on the University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK) campus. His primary teaching responsibilities include clinically oriented gross anatomy courses for Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, and Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Science students. Dr. Splittgerber received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and trained in gross anatomy during his postdoctoral education at Vanderbilt University.



AMTA members

Per section: $95

Per day: $175

Full workshop: $350

Non AMTA members

Per section: $115

Per day:  $195

Full workshop: $370

Massage Therapy Students

Per Section: $75

Per Day: $150

Full Workshop: $300


UNK Centennial Towers West

$22 – single adult room

$29 – double assigned adult room

Supplies: $6 (which includes two sheets, one towel, one wash cloth, one blanket, one pillow and one pillow case.)  You have the option to bring your own supplies or pay the additional fee along with your room fee.



These courses are designed as a review of gross anatomy for massage therapists. Structured cadaveric lab sessions will explore anatomical relationships of muscles, nerves, bones and viscera of the human body. Lab sessions will be preceded by a brief classroom review of regions to be discussed.

Section one – Back & Upper Limbs

This section will begin with exploration of the intrinsic muscles groups of the back including the vertebral column and spinal cord. Extrinsic muscles of the back will segue into the structure and function of the upper limb. Emphasis will be placed on spatial relationship of muscles and nerves, in addition to bony landmarks.

Section two – Pelvis and Lower Limbs

This section will explore the structure and function of the lower limb, with emphasis on spatial relationships of the muscles, nerves, and bony landmarks. Additionally, Pelvic anatomy will be demonstrated, focusing on its relationships with the lower limb.  Urinary and reproductive organs will also be discussed.

Section three – Thorax and Abdomen

This section will explore the organs of the thorax and abdomen. Anatomical donors will reveal the physical relationships of the heart and lungs. Function will be discussed with regard to anatomical features. The abdominal dissection will demonstrate the complex organization of the viscera and blood vessels within the abdomen. Additionally, the viscera will be removed to explore the posterior abdominal wall.                                

Section four – Head and Neck

This section is considered the crème de la crème of anatomical dissection. Participants will explore the complex relationship of muscles and nerves in the cervical region, followed by a demonstration of the muscles of the face. The brain will be removed and accompanied by a walkthrough of neuroanatomical structure and function. The cranial cavity will reveal the brain environment including origins of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves.