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Kickstart! Program

Massage Therapy Students, First-Year LMPs and Massage School Instructors You are invited to attend this inspiring day full of professional development tips and resources. network with AMTA-WA leaders, successful practitioners and potential employers. $30 class fee includes lunch and all-day training.


Whether completing your schooling or just starting your career, AMTA-Washington sets aside a day each year to educate, engage and encourage new massage practitioners. Join us to learn from an impressive collection of massage practitioners, instructors and employment coaches to provide in-depth, unique insights into the massage profession. 

  • Are you looking for your first job, future job, or tools to network with other professionals? Bring a rough-draft of your resume and get one-on-one feedback to help take your document to the next level.

  • Are you nervous about job Interviews in the massage industry? there will be local employers teamed with communication coaches to help you polish your verbal skills.

  • Does working with the general public still make you nervous? ethics and communication instructors will be on hand to walk you through some proven tools when dealing with clients.

  • Do you have lots of questions—or think you would if you knew what to ask? A panel of experienced practitioners and employers will take the stage to take your questions, allowing a variety of topics to be addressed.

  • Do you just want more hands-on learning opportunities? Participants will enjoy three ‘mini’ continuing education courses throughout the day that will introduce them to new modalities and help deepen their understanding of techniques they’ve already learned.

  • Do you want to know what AMTA is all about? Come learn what the organization has to offer and how we support you throughout the stages of your new career.

  • The day will also include a networking lunch session (lunch provided) that will allow participants the opportunity to interact with experienced colleagues, seeing what the massage world is like outside of the classroom. Participants will walk away with a clear path as they transition from student to practitioner.

Kickstart! Schedule of Events

7:00 am - 8:30 am   Check-In/Networking
8:30 am - 9:15 am   What can AMTA do for you?
9:15 am - 10:00 am   Massage Warm-up
10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Education Round Robin #1
    Station 1: Let's be FRANK (fears, strategies, boundaries working with real clients)
    Station 2: Hands-on Mini Class
    Station 3: Hands-on Mini Class
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm   Lunch & Networking
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm   Educational Round Robin #2
    Station 1: Resume Writing
    Station 2: Interviewing
    Station 3: Hands-on Mini Class
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm   Employer & Experienced-Practitioner Panel

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