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Sports massage therapy is a fast-paced and fulfilling career path, with client opportunities ranging from professional sports teams to weekend warrior athletes.

Research indicates massage therapy can reduce muscle tension, enhance athletic performance, help prevent injuries and more.

About the AMTA/NCBTMB Sports Massage Certificate Program

MARCH 31, 2018  8:30-6:30 PM / Shoreview, MN  $199.00 for AMTA members

A specialty certificate symbolizes advanced education and training in a particular massage approach or for working with a specific population. The AMTA/NCBTMB Sports Massage Specialty Certificate Program provides a solid foundational overview on the science of sports massage and settings for sports massage through online classes and is enhanced by a workshop featuring techniques and applications. The program culiminates in the NCBTMB Sports Massage Specialty Certificate exam.

The program provides newer massage therapy practitioners an overview of sports massage, while still being detailed enough to give veteran massage therapists a refresher on current science. Earn your full sports massage certificate or take individual courses to help you reach your career goals.

Techniques for Sports Massage Therapists Workshop

Receive hands-on instruction—including a shoulder injury case study—and tips to help you succeed in this specialty. With a focus on utilizing critical thinking in client assessment, this workshop will help you learn techniques, contraindications, session planning and other valuable information to take your sports massage career to the next level.

AMTA – Minnesota is proud to host John Combe on March 31, 2018 at the Hilton in Shoreview, MN.  Registration and breakfast begins at 8:30 AM with class starting promptly at 9:00 AM.  John Combe, LMT, BCTMB, is active in the sports massage community and has worked with many Olympic athletes. He was the 2014 Oregon LMT of the Year and the AMTA 2013 National Meritorious Award recipient. John is an AMTA Oregon Chapter past president and a past AMTA national board member. John has ran the 2015 Boston Marathon on behalf of the Massage Therapy Foundation.

We will end the day at 6:30 PM.  Certifications and 8 ceus will be awarded upon completion.  Lunch is included in ticket price.   Networking social hour will be offered in the hotel lobby after the workshop.  Feel free to stay and socialize with colleagues.

Registration is $199.00 for AMTA members, $249.00 for non-members.  Taking this course in Minnesota saves you almost $100.00 off the price listed on the AMTA National website.


We have a block of rooms available at the Hilton Garden Inn located in Shoreview Find our more here

Develop Your Sports Massage Skills

In partnership with some of the top sports massage educators, medical doctors and sports science experts in the U.S., AMTA developed a comprehensive series of continuing education courses to enhance your skills, learn new techniques and deepen your understanding of the science of sports massage.

Whether you earn the full sports massage certificate or take individual courses, the AMTA/NCBTMB Sports Massage Specialty Certificate Program can help you reach your career goals while earning up to 30 credit hours. Learn more about how the program works » 

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Til_Luchau_20100225di_web400x600AMTA 2018 Fall Conference w/ Till Luchau – ARM, WRIST, & SHOULDER Parts I & II (Advanced Myofascial Techniques series)

Crowne Plaza Bloomington MSP Airport / MOA | 5401 Green Valley Drive | Bloomington, MN 55437

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM              Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM


Learn advanced myofascial techniques that dramatically improve your ability to work with wrist, rotator cuff and shoulder issues including carpal tunnel, repetitive stress injuries, and thoracic outlet syndrome, and more. You will earn credit towards optional Certification in Advanced Myofascial Techniques; is a Board Approved CE Provider by the NCBTMB

Til Luchau is a popular presenter and author of the bestselling Advanced Myofascial Techniques books. As a Certified Advanced Rolfer®, he is a former faculty member and Coordinator of the Rolf Institute’s Foundations of Rolfing Structural Integration program, as well as Adjunct Faculty in Naropa University’s graduate school of Somatic Psychology. His regular Myofascial Techniques column has appeared in Massage & Bodywork magazine since 2009, and his articles have been published in magazines and peer reviewed technical journals in Australia, Canada, Poland, Korea, Japan, the UK, and the USA. He directs

Registration will begin at 8:30 AM both days. Lunch will be served both days and is included in your ticket price. Saturday evening, join us for a social hour in the hotel bar after class. Dress comfortable.

Videos of Til teaching Arm workshops (for preview of workshop material)

Statements and Testimonials from students (more testimonials)



Massage Mingle with the AMTA

We typically have a series of “Massage Mingle” events, through out the Twin Cities each month, to simply have a social hour with colleagues. Come and network about anything from massage and your practice, to government relations efforts or any other issue you would like to discuss.

Each month will be in a different location around the Twin Cities. If you are interested in hosting one in your area or having one hosted in your area please contact the AMTA – MN Board at for more information.

Check out our Facebook page to RSVP for all Mingle events.

April 20, 2018 – Speed Dating Your Business –  Lunds & Byerlys France Avenue Edina – Community Room   6:00 PM – 8:00 PM    RSVP HERE

July 22, 2018 – 2nd Annual Chapter Picnic – Jensen Lake Park, Eagan MN   RSVP HERE