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Special Student Track at the Self Care Fair

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The following curriculum was been tailored for massage therapy students, recent (1 year) graduates, and current massage school instructors—all for one low registration fee of $10*—which will be refunded when you show us your student or instructor ID during check-in at the Fair!

(*We have to charge a fee to get things to work with our registration system for nametags, and an accurate catering headcount, but we promise to give it right back at the door). :-)


Here's what Self Care Fair 2020 offered earlier this year:

8:00 am:  Check-in

Bring your student or instructor ID to the check-in desk and get your registration fee refunded.

8:00 am to Noon

We've got an incredible line-up of diverse classes this year, and they're all available to you as an observer. Simply display your Student / Instructor badge when you enter any class—observe quietly, stay as long as you like, visit as many classes as you like—all morning long. (Due to limited available space, confirmed seats and hands-on practice are reserved for paid registrants, but you are welcome to watch from the sidelines, learn, and take as many notes as you wish.)

Noon to 3:00 pm

After you enjoy our healthy taco bar buffet (includes vegan and vegetarian options), spend time exploring the main hall packed full of vendor tables, massage industry organizations, and countless product and service demonstrations. Don't forget to use your Vendor Checklist Raffle form to enter our giveaway! If you'd like to catch the first hour of our afternoon classes (starting at 2:00 pm), you're welcome to do that too... just be sure you leave in time to catch our...

3:00 to 5:00 pm

Ask the Experts Discussion Panel: How to Survive Your First Two Years

This discussion panel will give you a unique opportunity to ask the experts for advice, recommendations, and survival strategies drawn from their years of experience—no matter whether you're still in school, or recently graduated / in the process of starting your career. Moderated by Patty Phillips, a graduate of Tri-City School of Massage in Washington, founder and co-owner of Get In Touch Therapy in Renton, Washington since 1995, AMTA Washington volunteer for over 20 years including past chapter president, AMTA National Chapter Relations Committee, and member of the Renton Technical College Massage Advisory Board.

From 5:00 to 6:00 pm

We've left this hour open, just in case the Discussion Panel runs long. If not, feel free to get more demo treatments, hang out with colleagues, network, explore job opportunities... however you like!


Entry Swag Bag of Gifts

Upon check-in at the Fair, our sponsors, vendors, and other national product and equipment companies have provided a variety of practical, useful, nurturing gifts and samples for you to enjoy... all included as part of your day of self care! 

Just-For-Students Gifts

When you enter the Discussion Panel classroom, be prepared to get even more goodies! 

Next Steps...

  • You DO need to register to gain entry to the Fair.

  • You DO need to choose the Discussion Panel to reserve your seat.

  • You DO NOT need to choose any classes—because you have observational access to any and all classes you wish to visit (except CPR).

  • You WILL get a refund of your registration fee when you show us your ID during check-in.

  • On the day of the event, consult the Event Program to locate and visit whatever classes you like! 

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