Continuing Education at the Self Care Fair

Here's how Self Care Fair classes work:

When you register for the fair on our separate registration website, you'll have the opportunity to select which classes you wish to take on the day of the Fair. Details:


  • Attendees typically take one class in the morning, and one in the afternoon (some classes are shorter and may allow you to take two back-to-back classes in the morning or afternoon).

  • Classes range from 1-1/2 to 4 hours in length, depending on the topic.

  • All classes break between Noon and 2pm for lunch / demos / vendor time.

  • With exception to the CPR/First Aid class, the cost of all classes is included in your registration fee (the CPR class requires an extra fee for the card).

  • One CEU will be granted for each hour of class (not applicable to non-CEU classes); instructors will provide certificates at the end of class.

  • Some classes are held only once, others have a morning and an afternoon option.

  • All classes are first come, first served. Because popular classes sell out fast, we encourage you to register and choose your preferred classes as soon as possible. 

  • If you change your mind about a class, please remove the class from your registration by logging back into the registration website—this allows someone else to fill your vacated seat.

Students and Current Massage School Instructors:

  • You DO need to register.

  • You do NOT need to select any classes—your $10 entry fee (refundable at the door) grants you walk-in *observational access* to ALL classes (except CPR)—except... 

  • You DO want to select the Discussion Panel option that we've tailored just for you! 

If you wish to *participate* in a class, due to limited space, you would need to pay the full / general registration price.

AMTA Members:

The AMTA Washington chapter has negotiated a discounted entry level with a dedicated morning class: if you choose this registration level, you get guaranteed access to Ruth Werner’s morning class, Intro to Pharmacology. Your afternoon class options are wide open for you to choose whatever class you desire.


Self Care Fair 2020 Class List

Class descriptions are provided on the registration site.

  • Massage for the Medically Complex, Part 1 (morning), by Veronica Hildebrand, LMT, Oncology Speciality NCBTMB, S40M

  • Practical Massage Techniques for the Medically Complex, Part 2 (afternoon; morning class is required to take this second part), by Veronica Hildebrand, LMT, Oncology Speciality NCBTMB, S40M

  • Intro to Evidence-Informed Clinical Cupping (morning), by Heather Kew, RMT

  • Clinical Cupping for Self Care (afternoon), by Heather Kew, RMT

  • Massage Therapist's Introduction to Pharmacology (morning), by Ruth Werner, BCTMB

  • Work Smarter, Not Harder, with Ligament Stimulation (morning or afternoon), by JoAnn Kovaly, LMT, NCPT

  • Treating Hand Neuropathy with AIS (all day class), by Joshua Morton, LMT, MAISS, MMLT

  • Identifying Neuromuscular Connections by Touching Hands (morning or afternoon), by Nancy Haller, MA, GCFP, BCMTB, LMTC

  • Geriatric Massage Techniques for Seniors (morning or afternoon), by Sheila Alexander, LMBT

  • Kinesiology Taping Redefined: Taping Movement, Not Muscle (morning or afternoon), by Stacy Thomas, LMT

  • Meridian Reflexology for the LMT (morning or afternoon), by Tianne Curtiss, LMT, CR

  • Animal Massage and Acupressure (morning), by Lola J. Michelin, LMT, LAMP, SAMP

  • Herpes and Hep and Flu—OH MY! Public Health Issues for Massage Therapists (afternoon), by Ruth Werner, BCTMB

  • Access Bars Therapy (morning), by Joy Bird Wilson, LMP, BP, BF

  • Get Your Happy On Using Access Bars Tools (afternoon), by Michelle Fusman

  • Introduction to Touch for PTSD Trauma (morning or afternoon) by Kimberly Reaves, CNHP, CHHC, LMT 

  • Multi-Layer Treatment for Neck, Shoulder, and Upper Extremity Pain (morning), by Jeffrey Forman, PhD

  • Intro to Thai Massage on the Table (morning), by Kay Rynerson, LMT, RTT

  • Thumbs-Free Massage: Foot Intensive (afternoon), by Kay Rynerson, LMT, RTT

  • History of Massage: Evolution of Body Rollers (early morning), by Judy Calvert, NCBTMB #46 

  • History of Massage: Evolution of Vibrators and Vibrating Machines (mid morning), by Judy Calvert, NCBTMB #46 

  • Grow Your Practice with Electronic Health Records (morning), by Diana Thompson, LMT

  • Who is This Person on Your Table? (morning or afternoon) by Taya Countryman, LMT

  • Hot DNM Pillossage for Pain Relief and Self Care (morning), by Jason Erickson, BCTMB, CPT, BBA, BA

  • Career Longevity through Injury Prevention (afternoon), by Teresa M. Matthews, LMT, CPT, BCTMB

  • Using Cannabis Products in Massage Therapy (morning or afternoon), by Heidi DeAndrade, LMT


Non-CEU Credit Classes:

  • CPR and First Aid Certification or Re-Certification (morning or afternoon), by Brian Kane

  • Personal Injury Cases: How to get paid for what you do (morning), by the attorneys at Adler Giersch 

  • Personal Injury Cases: Effectively Charting Treatment (afternoon), by the attorneys at Adler Giersch 


The Self Care Fair is most grateful for the generous support of our Sponsors:

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