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 – How to Massage a Client under the Influence of Pharmaceuticals.
Presented by Becca Torns-Barker.

Course Description
In this class, we will: analyze what physiological changes a client may experience based on pharmaceutical usage, and how that may impact your treatment plan. We’ll talk about a few different pharmaceuticals as examples. Bring your questions!


Presenter Bio


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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