Day of Education,


for massage therapy students and recent massage school graduates throughout Washington state

Sponsored By

September 23, 2017 
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Highline College 
2400 S. 240th Street
Des Moines, WA

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The following suggested curriculum has been tailored for massage therapy students and recent grads... to expand your knowledge, provide first-hand experience in the modalities of your choosing, increase your awareness of the industry, and assist you in networking and starting your career.

2nd annual 

Diana Thompson, LMP

This Year's Educators and Industry Experts:

Keynote Speaker::
Ruth Werner, LMP, BCTMB
State of the Union for
Massage Therapy: cutting edge
technologies and research

This is the Pacific Northwest's SECOND Self Care Fair
 Organized just for you... the care giver who often forgets to take care of yourself!

Add in free bodywork sessions, healthy catered lunch,
practical gifts, useful giveaways, and fun contests...
All for the incredibly low, all-inclusive fee of $55 ($25 for students)
Kay Rynerson, LMP
Kelly Lott, LMT, MTI, CIMI
Dana Pellegrini, LMP, Reiki Master
Jeffrey Forman, PhD, BCTMB, CMT
Anna Marie Newman
Zefire Skoczen, LAc, LMP, BCTMB, MTCM
Stacy J. Paul, LMP
Class fees... mini-treatments... lunch... samples... 
everything's included in the special $25 student registration fee!
Spaces are Limited... Register today!!
Teri Mayo, LMT
Michael La Tour, LMT
Jeffrey Yoshinaka


Nurturing and Support


Special Student Track

9:00 am – 11:00 am
How to Survive your First Two Years as a Massage Therapist
Instructors: Teri Mayo, LMT and Michael LaTour, LMT
This class will provide a wealth of information for the student or recent graduate / new massage therapist, including tips, strategies, and challenges of finding employment; common challenges an LMT faces in an employment setting; an overview of the steps to starting your own small business; and an in-depth comparison of employment versus self employment. 
11:00 am – Noon
Live Demos and Mini Treatments
Explore the demo area to learn more and experience first-hand mini-treaments including Acupuncture • Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy® • Chiropractic • Crystal Bowls Cupping • Cold Stone Migraine Therapy • Pillosage® • Reflexology and more
Noon  1:00 pm
Keynote Speaker + Catered Lunch
Ruth Werner, LMT, BCTB literally "wrote the book" on massage therapy, including "A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology" and "Disease Handbook for Massage Therapists." Her talk will focus on the importance of treating the massage field as a professional calling—from an underlying commitment to excellence and high standards, to being a lifelong learner.
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Vendors and Product Giveaways
Explore all of the massage industry-related vendors to become aquainted and collect product samples.
2:00 – 3:00 pm
What You Don't Know
(that could make your practice so much easier)
This class, presented by Massage Warehouse and Performance Health, will introduce you to a variety of products designed to help therapists—from delivering more effective treatments, to promoting better self-care for your body. 
Ruth Werner, 
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Staying Legal in the Massage Industry
What are the most common complaints filed with the State Department of Health about massage therapists? This class presents practice requirements and what to expect in an inspection, given by a retired Washington State Department of Health Supervisory Investigator.
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Open Time
Spend the last two hours of your day however you like... networking, exploring jobs, getting more mini treatments, spending time with colleagues in the AMTA-Washington-sponsored Self Care Lounge... the choice is yours!



Pisces Productions is offering a one-time discount of 25% off all massage tables and chairs for current students or graduates of up to 1 year... look in your Gift Bag for the discount coupon!