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Massage New Zealand (MNZ) is the only massage therapy specific membership body in New Zealand for professional Massage Therapists. Our purpose is to promote massage therapy and the ongoing development of the massage industry in New Zealand through educating the public about the benefits of massage therapy for health and wellness and supporting the public to access high quality massage therapy through our database of MNZ registered Massage Therapists. 

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MNZ Conference 2019

Hamilton

Wintec - Waikato Institute of Technology - Rotokauri Campus

20 - 22 September 2019.

Block out these dates in your diary today!

The theme this year is 'Massage for Life' to showcase the benefits of Massage Therapy for all - young and old, able and less able, and throughout the many stages of life. Similarly, for Massage Therapists it is to help educate on either the specialisation or diversity within their career or business and also self-care to keep them working for life.

This year we will have three international speakers and more from our own back yard. Speakers include…

Paula Jaspar - Registered Massage Therapist. Member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC and the Massage Therapy Association of BC. Paula has worked at medical clinics, care facilities, spas and schools. She currently teaches at Langara College in the Registered Massage Therapy Program and continues to teach multiple postgraduate courses. Her work has been published through International Journal of Massage and Bodywork, the DONA International Journal, the BC Massage Practitioner Journal and Today's Parent.

She is focused in education about massage therapy, perinatal health, paediatric massage, post-surgical treatment (post caesarean, breast reconstruction, mastectomy, orthopaedic) and pain management.

Workshops by Paula will include -

Full Day Pre Conference: Post Caesarean Section Assessment and Treatment

Conference Half Day: Pregnancy Massage and Techniques for Low Back and Common Pelvic Pain

Conference Half Day: Breast Health During the Childbearing Year

Ian O'Dwyer - With over 20 years' experience and 600 workshops in the health and fitness sector, Ian is considered one of the 'Elders' of the industry. His unique perspectives, innovations and effective applications enhancing the human being, have seen him collaborate with and befriend many of the industry leaders.

Founder of OD on Movement, Co-Founder of SOMA, Movement Practitioner and Educator that aspires to lead and innovate the well-being industry.

Workshops by Ian will include -

Full Day Pre Conference: Massage to Motion; Integrated and Intelligent Movement Solutions

Full Day Conference: Massage to Motion; Fascia, Emotion and Injuries

Half Day Conference: Introduction to SOMA; Empowering Clients Decision Making

Half Day Conference: Massage to Motion; Everyday Patterns & Solutions

Brian Utting - Founder of the Brian Utting School of Massage (BUSM) in Seattle, WA in 1982 Brian was BUSM's Director, Director of Education, and a lead instructor there for 26 years. Brian developed and refined the curriculum at BUSM and taught many subjects, including anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, and a variety of massage techniques.

Brian has been teaching massage CE nationally and internationally since 1990. He designs his CE classes and programs so that the students really get the material and can take it home and apply it in their practice, rather than just being exposed to it. He teaches with a rare blend of knowledge, passion, precision, humour, common sense, and depth.

Workshops by Brian will include -

Full Day Pre Conference: Bindegewebs/CTM Massage

Half Day Conference: Muscle Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for Psoas and Diaphragm

Half Day Conference: Muscle Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for Back

Half Day Conference: Muscle Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for Posterior and Lateral Neck

Half Day Conference: Muscle Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for Anterior Neck

Great value for workshops and seminars provided by such awesome international and national speakers! Start thinking about which workshops appeal to you. There will be limited numbers for the above as they are hands on workshops. You will definitely take away skills you can use with your clients.

We will have a host of local speakers too including:

Pip Charlton - Lymphatic Drainage

Carolyn Palmer - Hand OT

Linley Leuthard - Kinesio Tape

Suds Sutherland - Hanna Somatic Movement

Wendy Sweet - Menopause Masterclass and more!

Registration

Registrations open in May.

Pre-Conference Fees

Member Early Bird $180 (book before Friday 19th of July 2019)

Member Late Registration $210

Non Member Registration $250

Student Registration $150

Conference Fees - Saturday & Sunday

Member Early Bird $350 (book before Friday 19th of July 2019)

Member Late Registration $450

Non Member Registration $500

Student Registration $300






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