Deb Kilty 
AMTA RI Chapter 


Sunday March 22, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Registration will begin at 9:00 AM
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Special Olympics of Rhode Island Building 
370 George Washington Hwy
Smithfield, RI 02917

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General Member Election Meeting

March 22, 2020 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration to begin at 9:00 am


You are cordially invited to join us for the 2020 AMTA Rhode Island Chapter General Member Election Meeting.  This is the time to have your voice be heard and your vote counted!!

The positions that will be voted into office at this meeting are as follows: 

Chapter President


Board Member

Assembly of Delegates Represenative

Please note that there have been significant changes made to the position description for the representative to the Assembly of Delegates.  Please click the link above to see the full position description on the website. 

All Rhode Island Chapter Members in the Professional Member Catagory - Active, Graduate, & Retired are eligible to vote.  Please be sure to bring your AMTA member identification and RI state massage therapy license with you.  e meeting.  If you are interested in running for a position detailed descriptions of the p


AMTA RI Chapter Meeting Agenda (times are approximate):

Registration begins 9:00 am

Call to Order - Roll Call - Introduction of Board - Call for New Business -Approval of Agenda 9:30-9:40

Presidents Address 9:40-9:55

Financial Administrators Report 9:55-10:10

Committee Reports 10:10-10:30

 New Business (if any) 10:30-10:35

Elections 10:45-11:45

Lunch 11:45 - 12:45

Election Results & Swearing In 12:45-1:00

Continuing Education 1:00-4:00


AMTA RI Chapter Meeting Continuing Education

                           Meet our Presenter: Scott Raymond

Scott has been a licensed massage therapist and active volunteer for the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) since 1998.  His massage practice is an eclectic blend of eastern, western, and orthopedic methods of bodywork. To deepen his practice, he became a Registered Embodyoga Teacher in 2019, became board certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork in 2018, and became a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2017 with a focus on corrective exercise.  Shortly after Scott founded StrongHouse Continuing Education in 2017, he was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, and his focus shifted from a full time massage practice to continuing education.  StrongHouse continuing education is founded on the belief that a strong educational foundation develops a deep and vibrant massage practice.   

 Building a Foundation of Clarity Within the Massage Profession

Based on the case study by Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, BCTMB, DrPH, Scott will facilitate this dynamic interactive research class that will delve into who we are, and what we really do as massage therapists. 

In past years, new definitions for massage and massage therapy have emerged from different groups. These new definitions may contrast with what we were taught in school and may have far reaching implications for the practice of massage therapy, the profession, and future policies.  We will examine the old and new definitions and use the evidence based in these new studies to determine which definition we feel is best supported by science. 

Everyone defines massage a little differently.  Some believe that it's a luxury that is done occasionally on vacation, while others see it as an integral part of their own health care and wellness.  How we as therapists communicate with prospective clients, colleagues, policy makers, and other healthcare professionals is so important for the field of massage therapy.  Being able to communicate what our profession is educates the public, informs policy makers and puts confidence in other health care professionals to comfortably refer to a massage therapist.  We will discuss how to have a clear definition moving forward, and how to speak with different demographics about the field of massage therapy.  Not only will we discuss how and where to use research to develop clarity and build business for everyone, but we will show the importance of individuality within the practice of massage therapy.