AMTA California Chapter Calendar

OCU: Impingement Syndrome: Shoulder with Cynthia Ribeiro @ NHI Santa Ana
May 6 @ 8:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Orange County Unit Meeting and Education Presentation
Impingement Syndrome: Shoulder with Cynthia Ribeiro
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Time  8.30am Registration/Networking
9am-Noon 1pm-4pm Workshop
Noon-1pm Lunch (Provided) and Networking
6 hours/6 CEs
National Holistic Institute, Santa Ana Campus
121 E Sandpointe Avenue, Suite 100
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(Parking is $15 within the Parking Structure-2nd floor or above. DO NOT PARK WITHIN THE HOTEL LOT!)
Fee: Members/Students $40 on line/ $50 at the door (cash or check)
Guests $80 on line/$100 at the door (cash or check)
Eventbrite link:
Please bring sheets, massage cream, paper, pens
Ladies, for assessment purposes, please wear a sports bra and/or tank top.
Light snacks and Lunch provided by the Orange County Unit Hospitality Team
How to Prevent and Rehabilitate Shoulder Pain: Shoulder Girdle Impingement Syndrome 
Have you ever had a client experience shoulder pain? This workshop will address repetitive motion, myofascial pain and dysfunction, and muscles involved with shoulder pain, more specific, Shoulder Girdle Impingement Syndrome.
You will be learning how to re-educate neuromuscular pattern due to myofascial pain and dysfunction by utilizing orthopedic assessment, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point therapy and PNF techniques, and deep transverse friction.
For assessment purposes, please wear a sports bra and/or tank top.
About our Speaker Cynthia Ribeiro
Cynthia came to the United States from Brazil, where she attained a degree in Physical Education and studied Surgical Nursing. In the US, she graduated from two massage schools, and now specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy and Orthopedic Massage.
A highly dynamic teacher, she has taught advanced anatomy and injury rehabilitation skills since 1988. Her Advance Neuromuscular Massage Therapy workshops are in high demand throughout the US and Canada, and Cynthia frequently presents at state and national massage therapy conventions.
As founder and owner of Western Institute of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (WIN) in Southern California, Cynthia developed highly effective therapeutic bodywork, and has brought that material to NHI for the 400 hour program in Advance Neuromuscular Therapy.
In 2003, she was appointed Honorary Clinical Professor at the University of California Irvine Medical School.  In 2012 she became National President for the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). In 2017 she was selected as the National Teacher of the Year, Jerome Perlinski, Teacher of the Year Award.
A continual inspiration to her students, she nevertheless says, “I am always a student myself, and I strongly believe in lifelong learning.”
SDU: Basic Introduction to Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) for Massage Therapists with Nicolla McGill @ Bellus Academy
May 20 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Basic Introduction to Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) for Massage Therapists

Date:   May 20th, 2018    9am-6pm

Registration begins: 8:15am, Class begins: 9 am, Lunch: 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Class resumes: 1:30 pm – 6pm

This Introductory Manual Lymph Drainage course is based on the techniques developed by Dr. Emil Vodder, Ph.D., MT. When skillfully applied, this therapeutic form of soft-tissue mobilization dramatically enhances lymph formation and promotes drainage within the superficial and deep systems of the lymph vascular network. MLD effectively reduces traumatic and post-surgical edema, and can provide symptomatic relief of migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), stress, fatigue, and more. MLD also induces general relaxation and detoxification.

During this course, students will be instructed in the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system and basic MLD treatment sequences will be demonstrated and practiced for the neck, face and abdomen.

Instructor Bio:

Nicola McGill, LLSA, LMT, BCTMB, CLT, has over 15 years of experience in the field of massage and bodywork both in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. She is a graduate of the London School of Aromatherapy and received diplomas in Reflex Touch and Manual Lymphatic Drainage in Professional Practice at Anglia Polytechnic University, U.K. Upon relocating to the U.S in 2003, Nicola received extensive training in the field of oncology massage which she utilizes in her clinic together with Aromatherapy and MLD.

In 2010, Nicola received her Lymphedema Therapy Certification through Klose Training and Consulting. She also received education in Breast Cancer Rehabilitation and Head and Neck Lymphedema Management. In 2011, Nicola became an MLD instructor with Klose Training and Consulting, travelling throughout the USA instructing a 6 day certification class in Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

Since May 2008, Nicola has been on staff at Boulder Community Hospital (BCH) and Boulder Center for Cancer Survivorship as an Oncology Massage and Lymphedema Therapist. She promotes education and lymphedema risk-reduction practices at cancer support groups and individual treatment sessions while working alongside the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center (RMCC) and the BCH team of healthcare providers.

CE hours:8 AMTA & NCBTMB approved. Attendees who arrive on time and stay for entire class receive the 8 CE hours and must be present to receive their certificate. AMTA provider #451040-09

For Questions: Contact Sarah Brekke, Education Co-chair at

Location:        Bellus Academy

13266 Poway Rd

Poway, CA 92064



  Pre-registration At the Door (cash or check only)
AMTA members $80 $90
Students with valid ID $40 $50
Non-members $100 $110


To pre-register go to Eventbrite:

Please be prompt. Late arrivals may attend but will not be able to receive CE certification. Attendees who arrive on time and stay for the entire class receive 8 NCBTMB CEUs.

Refunds:  If you cancel your participation 7 days or more prior to the workshop, you will receive a full refund (minus any credit card/service fees). If you cancel 2-6 days prior to the workshop, you will be given credit towards the next SD unit workshop.  Same day cancellations and no shows will not be refunded nor credited for future workshops.

Class is limited to 30 people. Register early to hold your place. AMTA members have priority.

What to Bring:  Massage tables, set of sheets, pillow and bolster if desired, comfortable clothing, note taking material.  Course handouts will be provided.

VOLUNTEERS REQUESTED:  We are requesting volunteers to help with check-in, set-up and hospitality (snack/lunch set-up) for this class.  Please email Sarah Brekke at SDeducation@amta-ca.orgto sign up to volunteer.

Light snacks and lunch will be provided, however you may bring your own. Folks with dietary restrictions are encouraged to bring their own.

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