World Massage Festival &
Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

August 6-9, 2018
Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas,, Nevada


Our Mission Statement: To honor those who built the bridges for our profession,
to educate the general public about massage, to educate therapists
about different types of massage and to have fun.








Laura Allen
2011 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Member


Laura Allen has been nationally certified in massage and bodywork for over 15 years. She is the author of the Plain & Simple Guide to Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork Examinations (2nded, LWW, 2009) and One Year to a Successful Massage Therapy Practice (LWW, 2008), A Massage Therapist's Guide to Business (LWW, 2011), and Manual for Massage Therapy Educators (Allen&Hoyme Publishing, 2012). Allen is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education under the NCBTMB and the owner of THERA-SSAGE, regularly teaching all over the country, and is on the visiting faculty of the Obus School of Healing Therapies in Dublin, Ireland. She is also the owner of an alternative wellness clinic in RutherfordtonNC, employing over a dozen practitioners of different disciplines. Allen is a frequent blogger on the politics of the massage therapy. Her blog appears on massagemag.com and massagetoday.com

Website: LauraAllenMT





Using Research to Market Your Massage Therapy Practice

3 CE Hours
For those who are seeking or maintaining Board Certification from the NCBTMB, this class meets the 3 Hour Research Requirement.

Class description:

Many therapists are intimidated by the word "research." For some, that conjures up visions of past nightmares writing term papers in high school and college, trying to learn elementary statistics, looking for references that are appropriate and current enough. There's no need to be intimidated! You'll learn what constitutes valid research vs. media hype, what kind of claims to avoid making, where to locate good research, and how to share it. Strategies for sharing research with physicians and other health care providers in order to gain referrals, and how to share research with clients in order to bring in more business will be discussed in this class. If you're interested as being known as a respected member of the mainstream health care team, this is a great class to get you started. The handouts will include numerous sources to help you locate current and relevant research.

This class is 100% lecture/discussion.

PLEASE DO NOT WEAR PERFUME, COLOGNE OR ESSENTIAL OILS TO CLASS.





So, You Want to be a Massage Teacher?
4 CE Hours

Class description:

This class is an introductory class for those who are thinking about becoming a massage instructor, either in an entry-level massage school or as a CE provider. At the conclusion of this class, you'll know how to:
  • Use a taxonomy to create a list of learning objectives
  • Create a class that matches your objectives
  • Utilize strategies for effective teaching and classroom management
It takes more than just being a good massage therapist to be a good instructor. You'll get all kinds of tips for creating a teaching experience that will benefit both you and your students.

This class is 100% lecture/discussion.

PLEASE DO NOT WEAR PERFUME, COLOGNE OR ESSENTIAL OILS TO CLASS.

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