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.










James Waslaski
2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Member




James Waslaski is an Author & International Lecturer who teaches approximately 40 seminars per year around the globe. He's served as AMTA Sports massage Chair and FSMTA Professional Relations Chair. He's developed 8 Orthopedic Massage and Sports Injury DVDs, and authored manuals on Advanced Orthopedic Massage and Client Self Care. His new book, Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management was published by Pearson Education in 2011. James presents at state, national and international massage, chiropractic, and osteopathic conventions including keynote addresses at the FSMTA, World of Wellness, New England Regional Conference, the World Massage Festival, and Australian National Massage Conventions. His audience includes massage and physical therapists as well as athletic trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses and physicians. He is a certified personal trainer with NASM. James received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. www.orthomassage.net





Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Elbow, Forearm, Wrist and Hand Conditions & Multiple Crush Phenomenon

4 Credit Hours

Based on myofascial pain studies presented at Harvard Medical School and tendonitis vs. tendinosis research dating back to 1946, participants will learn new techniques that will forever change the way they approach myofascial pain, trigger point pain, nerve compression pain, and tendon pain. These innovative structurally-oriented routines offer pain-free multi-modality methods for achieving immediate and permanent results for Medial and Lateral Elbow Pain, Muscle-Tendon Strains, Nerve Entrapments, Pronator Teres Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Progressive Joint Arthritis, and Trigger Finger. You will also take a detailed look at "Double (or triple) Crush Phenomenon" : The role cervical, thoracic, and elbow conditions play on numbness, weakness and tingling in the arms and hands. James will incorporate dazzling 3-D functional anatomy and human dissection models to support his multi-disciplinary approach for assessment, treatment and self care of each condition. This dynamic multimedia presentation entails theory, real case studies, and 70% hands-on training.

Supplies needed for class: Massage table, change of linens and writing materials, pens pencils if they choose to take notes as well as the printed handouts we send via email.

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




Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Shoulder Conditions & Multiple Crush Phenomenon

4 Credit Hours

Based on myofascial pain studies presented at Harvard Medical School and tendonitis vs. tendinosis research dating back to 1946, participants will learn new techniques that will forever change the way they approach myofascial, trigger point, and tendon pain. These innovative structurally-oriented routines offer pain-free multi-modality methods for achieving immediate and permanent results for Rotator Cuff Injuries, Shoulder Impingement, Bursitis, Pectoralis Minor Tendinosis, Bicipital Tendinosis, Rhomboid Pain, and Thoracic Outlet. Participants will also take a detailed look at "Multiple Crush Phenomenon": The Role that cervical conditions play on weakness, numbness and tingling into the shoulder, arms and hands. Ground-breaking Frozen Shoulder corrections will highlight this dynamic interactive workshop. James will incorporate dazzling 3-D functional anatomy and human dissection models to support his multi-disciplinary approach for assessment, treatment and self care of each condition. This dynamic multimedia presentation entails theory, real case studies, and 70% hands-on training.

Supplies needed for class: Massage table, change of linens and writing materials, pens pencils if they choose to take notes as well as the printed handouts we send via email.

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




Elite Sports Therapy
4 Credit Hours
This unique course takes you far beyond the traditional event sports massage training. We will be looking at on site sporting event work, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, and performance enhancement techniques. Olympic and professional athletes realize the benefits of elite sports therapy to fit their specific needs. How do you customize your techniques to compliment the work of the athletic trainer, sport medicine physician, physiotherapist, or chiropractor? Are you familiar with the biomechanics of the various different athletes? You will know which techniques can have a negative affect on performance, if applied too close to competition. You will look at protocols to enhance transitions in endurance events like triathlons. You will analyze movements of multiple sports to prevent sports injuries and enhance performance potential. This incredible course looks at Elite Sports Therapies that will set your work apart from the average sports massage therapist, and could pave the way to working at international sporting events, or securing a career with your favorite professional sports team. For detailed information go to www.orthomassage.net.
This class is:
  • 30% Lecture
  • 70% Hands On
  • I spend about a maximum of 2-3 minutes total in a 4 hour presentation to market products and services. That means about 30 seconds to a minute to mention the DVDs and Books before each break. We take about 2 -3 breaks in 4 hours. (During the 10 minute breaks my teaching assistants sell product, while I answer student questions)
  • So if you ask me how much actual class time we market products and services that is only a few minutes within a 4 hour presentation. If you count the 10 minute breaks (which is when students usually leave the room to use the restroom) that would be 20 minutes out of 4 hours. I personally give all my time on breaks to answering student questions rather than selling product. That is why I bring extra TAs.
Supplies needed for class: Massage table, change of linens and writing materials, pens pencils if they choose to take notes as well as the printed handouts we send via email.

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




Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Cervical Conditions

4 Credit Hours

Imagine if you could restore normal muscle resting lengths to the major muscle groups in the cervical area of the body, and facilitate perfect alignment of the cervical spine. This dynamic multimedia presentation will give you a user friendly approach to evaluate, treat and custom design a client self care program that can eliminate complicated cervical conditions forever. You will learn functional assessment and special tests, myofascial and neuromuscular techniques, myoskeletal alignment techniques, scar tissue mobilization protocols, and specific stretches and therapeutic exercises to eliminate both the underlying cause, and clinical symptoms of the cervical pain and associated upper extremity numbness. We will specifically cover Atlas/ Axis mobilization, whiplash, cervical sprains and strains, facet joint dysfunction, spinal stenosis, cervical shearing forces, joint capsule adhesions, degenerative disc conditions, bulging discs, and joint arthritis. Cutting edge clinical research will be shared throughout this workshop, to support our unique approach to myofascial pain, and muscle-tendon strain pain. 70% Hands on training.

Supplies needed for class: Massage table, change of linens and writing materials, pens pencils if they choose to take notes as well as the printed handouts we send via email.

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

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