World Massage Festival 2018
The 2018 World Massage Festival will be held in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino.
For those who have never attended a World Massage Festival, this is an opportunity to learn new skills and modalities from some of the biggest names in the field.
The festival includes up to 24 hours of hands on continued education in a number of specialties including Oncology, Geriatric Massage, Bamboo Fusion, Orthopedic Massage, and Native American Energy Work, and man many more .
Their 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.
Reasons why you should attend…
A chance to network with Massage Therapists from around the world and learn from some of the leaders in the industry at a remarkably low cost. No organizational memberships needed! You do not have to be a member of any massage organizations to attend and you are welcome to bring a guest for the festivities.
The “Early Bird Special” before Dec 31st is only $350 and can be made in four payments, after that the cost is only $400. Most of these courses if taken alone can cost more than cost for this entire festival.
There will be drawings for various prizes including a Trip to Hawaii and a 2018 Kia Rio as well as scholarships for upcoming World Massage Festivals.
Vendors will be there displaying all of the tools of the trade and some that you may have never seen or heard of before. The vending hall is a plethora of amazing items and service!
Classes fill up fast!
To ensure that you get into the classes of your choice you need to sign up as early as possible because the classes do fill up fast. You can take up to 24 hours of continued education, however, some of the class schedules conflict with one another so choose the one that you want the most and work other classes into the schedule around it.
This year I was inspired by several of my clients to take an Oncology Massage course and that is what I have chosen this year for my focus class.
The course will be taught by Christine Courtney who owns and operates her own massage school in Ireland and teaches internationally in several countries.
That class will be all day for the first two days of the festival which left me one last day to decide on another course.
I chose for my last day of the event a Pre and Post Event Russian Sports Massage class with Oleg Bouimer, who has worked with NHL, NFL, and NBA athletes. I have been curious about Russian Sports Massage for a while now and I am excited for the opportunity to learn this modality.
Choosing your course is not easy as there are many wonderful course and modalities to choose from!
So many classes to choose from including: Hands free Ashiatsu, Activated Isolated Stretching, Lomi Lomi, Manchurian Acupressure, Thai Reflexology, Ethics, and various Sports Massage Modalities.
With so much to choose from it is difficult to choose between them, but you cannot go wrong with any of the choices, so even if you cannot get into your favorite class because it is full there are so many amazing classes to attend!
Yours in Health and Wellness,
Kristeen Anne Smart aka Kristeen Anne Kish
CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist