2017 Summer Chapter Meeting

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Location: Radisson Hotel, Cromwell

5 p.m.: Doors open, visit exhibitors, refreshments, social time

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Business Meeting
Guest speakers: Chris Andresen from the Department of Public Health and Beau Thurnauer from the East Hartford Police Department. Chris and Beau will discuss how to report suspect or illicit massage therapists and establishments and walk us through the process we should be following as legitimate, licensed LMTs in Connecticut.

8:15 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.: Education – Medical Marijuana: How it Affects Your Treatment Plan.
Presented by Scott Raymond and Becca Torns-Barker.

Guest speakers include Chris Andresen from the Department of Public Health and Beau Thurnauer from the East Hartford Police Department. Chris and Beau will discuss how to report suspect or illicit massage therapists and establishments and walk us through the process we should be following as legitimate, licensed LMTs in Connecticut.

Our Education segment includes “Medical Marijuana: How it Affects Your Treatment Plan,” presented by Scott Raymond and Becca Torns-Barker. In this class, we will:

  • Take a look at the marijuana and the parts of the plant, as well as its different chemical components
  • Review the current research available on medical marijuana use
  • Discuss current Connecticut state law regarding medical marijuana
  • Apply the information above to potential treatment plans 

 

Presenter Bios

Scott Raymond is a graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and has been a licensed massage therapist for 18 years. He integrates eastern and western styles of massage and bodywork to obtain optimum performance for his clients.

He was a kinesiology instructor at CCMT for 12 years and a continuing education provider for over 10 years. Scott is an active volunteer for the AMTA-CT Chapter, and is currently volunteering for the AMTA on the National level. He is the co-founder of The World Skin Project, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to reduce the occurrence of skin cancer through the promotion of early detection, prevention and awareness. He is also an advocate for eliminating human trafficking within the massage profession.

Becca Torns-Barker is a graduate of UCONN and the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy and has been a licensed massage therapist in private practice since 2005. She specializes in pain management and injury recovery, most recently expanding that to include digestive and reproductive issues through Arvigo Therapy ®.

Becca’s first career was as a technical writer, followed shortly thereafter by teaching color guard, which is remarkably similar to teaching massage. After 12 years in those fields, Becca became a massage therapist. She has been on the AMTA-CT Board of Directors since 2010, and is currently serving as the chapter’s President. She is also a volunteer with the Girl Scouts of America and in her children’s school system.

 

Meetings are for AMTA-CT members only and are provided at no cost.

If you are not an AMTA-CT member and would like to attend:

  • For out-of-state AMTA members, the cost is $30 (plus fees) to attend.
  • For non-members to attend the cost is $50 (plus fees).

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