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Welcome to the Queen Mary and the 8th Annual World Massage Festival!


I hope you all take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy this historical venue. There are tours and delicious dining choices. Be sure to view Channel 42 in your guestrooms for the history of this beautiful vessel.

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Plans and signups for next year’s Festival in Las Vegas are already growing strong. We expect to exceed last year’s attendance in Vegas. Get your room reservations as soon as you can, as we sold out last year. Rooms will be $55 per night! We would like to thank the tremendous support we had received this year from our sponsors and friends. Our FREEDOM program is growing, but there are a limited number available. Talk to Cindy for more information.

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We love the fact that each year our Family continues to grow and we have so many new members this year! This is YOUR Festival and we hope you will let us know what we can do to make it better for you.

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Festival Schedule SATURDAY, August 3, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Kick Off Party in the Observation Lounge on the Promenade Deck SUNDAY, August 4, 2013 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Stuffing “goodie bags” with volunteers 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Check-in for Festival ln the Hotel Lobby on A Deck 3:00 PM HOTEL ROOM CHECK-IN on A Deck 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Vendor Set-up in the Grand Salon on R Deck 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Keynote Address by Vivian MadisonMahoney & Industry Awards, followed by entertainment by Quentin Flagg in the Queen’s Salon on the Promenade Deck

MONDAY, August 5, 2013 8:00 AM Student Day Begins!

8:00 AM-11:00 AM and 2:00 PM-5:00 PM One Year to a Successful Massage Therapy Practice - Laura Allen 8:00 AM-11:00 AM and 2:00 PM-5:00 PM Introduction to Esalen® Massage - Brita Ostrom 8:00 AM-11:00 AM and 2:00 PM-5:00 PM Craniosacral for Massage Therapists Margie Schaeffer 8:00 AM-11:00 AM and 2:00 PM-5:00 PM Medical Massage for Cranial Pain - Ralph Stephens 8:00 AM-12:00 PM and 2:00 PM-6:00 PM Foundations in Myofascial Release™ I Seminar - Walt Fritz 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Elite Sports Therapy - James Waslaski

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM What Makes A Great Therapist? - Taya Countryman 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Exercise with Enid Whittaker of Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy on the deck. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open in the Grand Salon on R Deck 12:30 PM DRAWING BY ENID WHITTAKER FOR BONNIE PRUDDEN SCHOLARSHIP IN THE VENDING HALL. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT DRAWING TO WIN. 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM History of Massage - Judi Calvert 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Forearm, Wrist and Hand Conditions (Including Multiple Crush Phenomenon) James Waslaski 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open in the Grand Salon on R Deck 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Ceremony in the Queen’s Salon on the Promenade Deck TUESDAY, August 6, 2013 8:00 AM-11:00 AM and 2:00 PM-5:00 PM Advanced Esalen® Massage - Brita Ostrom 8:00 AM-11:00 AM and 2:00 PM-5:00 PM Craniosacral Muscle Massage Margie Schaeffer 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM and 2:00 PM-6:00 PM Foundations in Myofascial Release™ I Seminar - Walt Fritz 8:00 AM-12:00 PM and 2:00 PM-6:00 PM Bamboo-fusion® (on the table) - Nathalie Cecilia

Festival Schedule 8:00 AM-11:00 AM and 2:00 PM-5:00 PM Medical Massage for Lumbar-Pelvic Pain Ralph Stephens 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Shoulder Conditions - James Waslaski 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM How To Keep Your Appointment Book Filled - Irene Diamond 9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON Sacrology® - study of the sacrum utilizing the Sacro Wedgy® - Cindy Ballis 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Stuff That Works Seminar - Vivian Madison-Mahoney 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Exercise with Enid Whittaker of Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy on the deck. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open in the Grand Salon on R Deck 12:30 PM DRAWING BY VIVIAN MADISONMAHONEY FOR CHARLOTTE HOOTEN SCHOLARSHIP IN VENDING HALL. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT DRAWING TO WIN. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM “Perfect” Posture & Pain Reduction Irene Diamond 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Understanding Trigger Points - Valerie DeLaune 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Cervical Conditions (Including Release of The Superficial Front Line) - James Waslaski 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open in the Grand Salon on R Deck 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Karaoke/Talent Night led by Laura Allen

in the Queen’s Salon on the Promenade Deck WEDNESDAY, August 7, 2013 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Success Strategies - Mark Lamm 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Stuff That Works Seminar - Vivian Madison-Mahoney 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Foundations in Myofascial Release™ I Seminar - Walt Fritz 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pelvic Stabilization-The Key to Structural Integration - James Waslaski 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mana Lomi - Barbara Helynn Heard 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Esalen® Massage in Motion - Brita Ostrom 8:00 AM-11:00 AM and 2:00 PM-5:00 PM The Educated Heart: Ethics, Roles and Boundaries for the Massage Therapist Laura Allen 8:00 AM-12:00 PM and 2:00 PM-6:00 PM Bamboo-fusion® (on the table) - Nathalie Cecilia 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Heading off Neck and Shoulder Tension with Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy - Sandy Dirks 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Exercise with Enid Whittaker of Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy on the deck. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Success Strategies (repeat) - Mark Lamm 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open in the Grand Salon on R Deck 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM A Primer: Aston Fitness for You and Your Fascia - Judith Aston

Festival Schedule 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM How the Right Lubricants Improve Your Body Mechanics - Bruce Baltz/Bon Vital 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Success Strategies (repeat) - Mark Lamm 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Skinny Massage - Linda Wilson 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Raindrop Technique - Tracy Griffiths 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Working With The Muscular Components In Carpal Tunnel Issues - The Berry Method of Corrective Massage - Taum Sayers 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists (non-credit) - Connie Bynum 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Success Strategies (repeat) - Mark Lamm 2 CE Credit Hours 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open in the Grand Salon on R Deck 9:00 PM Candlelight Closing Ceremony on the Queen Mary Walkway

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2013 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Dr. Glynn Hymel is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Psychology at Loyola University, New Orleans. His areas of specialization include educational psychology, research design and statistics, personal adjustment/stress management, and positive psychology. Dr. Hymel is a graduate of the Blue Cliff School of Therapeutic Massage in Metairie, Louisiana, and maintains a practice in the Greater New Orleans Area. Dr. Hymel is the author of the textbook Research Methods for Massage & Holistic Therapies (Elsevier, 2006) and the tertiary author (along with Sandy Fritz & Leon Chaitow) of Clinical Massage in the Healthcare Setting (Elsevier, 2008). He is currently serving as the Founding Executive Editor of the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork as well as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. Patrick Ingrassia - Patrick received his Thai Massage Teacher Certification from the Institute of Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand after studying extensively with Master Chongkol Setthakorn. He has been teaching massage in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico for over 15 years. He is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist, Kripalu Certified Bodyworker, Certified Personal Trainer, and Yoga Teacher. Kate Jordan has presented workshops in infant massage in San Diego area hospitals, to visiting nurses associations, and to parent-infant groups since 1980. She has been presenting “Bodywork for the Childbearing Year” certification workshops since 1984 to massage and physical therapists, labor and perinatal nurses and nurse-midwives throughout the United States and in Canada and has been offering SpaMassage for Pregnancy since 2000. She has been the senior therapist at the La Jolla Clinic of Integrative Medicine in La Jolla California since 1978, where she specializes in working with individuals with complex medical problems, those experiencing acute and chronic pain, and in pregnancy, labor, and post-partum massage. Kate combines postural and movement re-education with imagery oriented neuromuscular therapy. Nancy S. Kahalewai - Nancy was drawn to the healing arts when only 21 and received her Hawai’i massage license in 1977. She and her family lived on the Big Island of Hawaii, where she founded her first massage school, the Hawaiian Islands School of Body Therapies, and ran massage clinics at both the Keauhou Beach Hotel and King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. During this time she met many lomilomi (Hawaiian massage) masters. She co-directed the finish line massage team for the Ironman World Championship Triathlon in Kona for seven years. She is currently teaching massage, aromatherapy, lomilomi and human anatomy in Hawai’i and New Zealand. Over the years, she has published numerous books and articles, as well as print-on-demand titles for other authors. Kathie King (1948-2010) - Kathie initiated massage programs for drug-exposed infants after reading Dr. Tiffany Field’s research on the benefits of massage in 1990. In 1994, as a student at Chicago School of Massage Therapy, she won the Community Outreach Award for her volunteer efforts with the drug-exposed infants. She most recently worked at the Cortiva professional clinic and maintained a private practice, until being diagnosed with cancer in March of 2009. Dora Kunz (1882-1967) - Dora had a highly developed sensitivity. Through the use of this natural ability she was able to perceive blockages and dysrhythms in a patient’s energy field, subtle disharmonies not accessible to other medical technologies. She was particularly known for her work with the unseen human field energies in an individual. In 1972, Dora and her longtime student and colleague Dolores Krieger, Phd, RN; developed Therapeutic Touch (TT). They developed a program for teaching the procedures and attitudes necessary for TT. Michele Merhib is the founder of Elements Therapeutic Massage, one of the fastest-growing massage therapy franchises in America. She started by renting space in a local country club where she set up a massage table and a massage chair to serve a number of regular customers. In November of 2006, she joined Fitness Together Franchise Corporation, a one-on-one personal training franchise, and launched her business nationwide. She is working closely with massage schools across the country to ensure the successful employment of massage school graduates. As a massage therapist herself, Merhib has contributed greatly to Elements’ mission to be the Employer of Choice for massage professionals. Terry Norman has been performing Tuina for over 35 years. He has studied in many different schools both in the U.S. and China, and has over 6600 hours of study in a variety of fields within bodywork and Asian healing arts such as acupressure, Tuina (Chinese medical massage), and Sports Tuina. He was with the first group of foreign students to study Sports Tuina at the Olympic Training Center in Beijing. He has written several instructional manuals on acupressure, Tuina, Sports Tuina, Point Location, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and produced the first instructional video on Sports Tuina in the United States. Boris Prilutsky has been teaching and practicing medical and sports massage for the last 40 years. He is the founder of the South California Health Institute school of massage, physical therapy aide and chiropractor assistants program in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the Pedagogic Institute of Higher Education in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, degree in physical education, completed postgraduate physical rehabilitation study at Lesgofft Institute of former Leningrad, graduated from Medical College in Ramat-Gan, Israel, with a major in chiropractic medicine. The first 20 years of his career, he spent working with Olympian teams of the former Soviet Union. Boris has trained thousands of therapists worldwide. He also treats patients with various neural, muscular and skeletal disorders at his offices at San Fernando Valley as well as at Beverly Hills, California. Robert Schleip PhD MA, directs the Fascia Research Project of Ulm University in Germany. Having been a Rolfing instructor and Feldenkrais practioner for over 20 years, he felt frustrated with the speculative nature of scientific explanations backing up most areas of current bodywork. His own research findings of active contractile properties of human fasciae have been honored with the prestigeous Vladimir Janad Award. He is research director of the European Rolfing Association, and co-initiator of the 1st Fascia Research Congress at Harvard Medical School (Boston 2007). He has published numerous books and papers and was featured in magazines ranging from ‘Science’ to Men’s Health. Besides his enthusiasm for investigatory basic research projects and to networking with other researchrs worldwide, he still maintains a part-time clinical practice as myofascial bodyworker. Albert Schatz (1920-2005) - Albert was a 23 year-old graduate student working on his Ph.D. at Rutgers University when he discovered streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis. Streptomycin was also the first effective treatment for bubonic plague, known as The Black Death, tularemia, brucellosis and other serious infectious diseases for which there had been no effective treatment. Streptomycin has saved millions of lives, and many people personally thanked Professor Schatz for having saved their lives. He published three books and more than 700 articles. He was admired for his warmth, kindness and wonderful sense of humor. He was always available to help his students in any way he could. His deep concern for humanity was evident throughout his life.

2013 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Dr. Andrew Still (1828-1917) - Dr. Still developed the osteopathic approach to medicine. Still gave great attention to anatomy. He recognized the importance of the musculoskeletal system, the body’s ability for self-healing, and focused on prevention and the concept of “wellness.” In an era when drug treatment was frequently dangerous and overused, and surgery often fatal, Still was able to develop alternative treatments. In 1892, Still founded the first college of osteopathic medicine, the American School of Osteopathy, in Kirksville, Missouri. When he died in 1917, there were more than 5,000 practicing osteopaths in the United States. Elaine Stillerman received her New York State massage license in 1978, at a time when hands-on massage classes were not co-ed, and began her pioneering work in prenatal massage in 1980. In 1990, she developed and started teaching the professional certification course “MotherMassage: Massage during Pregnancy” at massage schools, spas and resorts across the country and internationally. After 25 years in private practice, Elaine sold it to concentrate on teaching, writing, and raising her son. In 2010, Elaine became a licensee of the Tupler Technique and created CoRehab - Diastasis Repair. This work, a natural off-shoot of her prenatal practice, instructs women (and men) how to repair the diastasis recti for an easier labor and speedier postpartum recovery. Randolph Stone (1890-1981) - For sixty years, Dr Randolf Stone ran a successful practice in Chicago. Throughout this period, he studied many ancient traditions of natural healing - Ayurvedic, yogic, cabalistic, hermetic and alchemic - and developed his unique system of ‘Polarity therapy’. In 1948, Dr Stone published his first book on Polarity Therapy, The New Energy Concept of the Healing Art. By 1957, Dr Stone had published 5 major works on polarity therapy, plus a book about surat shabd yoga entitled The Mystic Bible, and had pioneered the techniques of craniosacral therapy thirty years before John Upledger’s seminal textbook on the subject. John F. Thie (1933-2005) - After meeting and seeing Dr. George Goodheart’s presentation on Applied Kinesiology the first time, John Thie became a visionary and leader in the field as he formed the International College of Applied Kinesiology and became its Founding Chairman and trained professionals around the world. John Thie wrote Touch for Health and started one of the most successful holistic healthcare models in the world. On many levels and in many areas, John F. Thie excelled. Joel Tull began practicing massage in Saratoga, NY in 1974. He provided massage for dance faculty at Skidmore College and dancers from the New York City Ballet. In 1976, Joel relocated to Greensboro, North Carolina and has become a leader in the massage community in the Carolinas. Joel has supervised over seventy therapists as they entered the profession in Greensboro, and teaches workshops in the US and abroad. Joel’s hands on work is a unique synthesis of influences from Europe and Asia. Joel provided massage for the Sydney Olympics, Goodwill Games, and numerous World Track and Field Championships. Joel recently lectured in Ljubliana, Slovenia and Ulianovsk, Russia. Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB, has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 31 years. She has been a Massage Therapy Instructor and a Continuing Education Provider for 13 years. Ariana excels at a wide variety of therapeutic massage modalities including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Prenatal Massage, Stress Relief Facial Massage, Aromatherapy, and Chair Massage. She owns and operates a professional private practice based in Austin, Texas. Katherine Warner - Katherine served in many capacities for AMTA. She served as AMTA-KY president for many years and re-interpreted how conventions should be promoted and presented. Her tireless efforts made her this year’s top vote getter of the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.

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We are grateful for all who volunteer their time and talent each year to make Festival come alive. They promote and support WMF throughout the year. They arrive on location early, on their own dime, to help with whatever we need them to do. We are humbled by their generosity and without them, our task would be truly daunting.

Visit to Shriner Children’s Hospital My life has completely changed since that day in December 2005, when I walked into Pensacola Massage Center and met Micheal Hinkle and Cindy Michaels for the first time. I walked in with a Teddy Bear in hand. So it was from the very beginning that my heart was with the children. I was there when the World Massage Festival was founded. So it is no mistake that Sweet Serenity Massage For Charity, Changing the World Through Caring for Kids was founded and created to be a part of the World Massage Festival on January 1, 2011. Those who know me best, know my love for Butterflies. So the Purple Butterfly was chosen as our Logo for Sweet Serenity Massage For Charity. Now our journey begins. The Greenville Shriners Children’s Hospital for crippled and burned children in as our charity to support. Meeting the Shriners at the Jamil Shriners Temple was Nira Hinkle, whom I choose to call Mama and Papa Hinkle, have been chosen to Temple on behalf of Sweet Serenity Massage For Charity. The Temple then sends the hospital. They have taken us under their wings with love, support, and gratitude the children in the Greenville Hospital. To date, Sweet Serenity Massage for Charity, children through the generous donations of so many by providing Massage for donated raffle items. In 2012, Mama, Papa Hinkle and myself arrived bearing bags gratefully received by Jamil Shriners Temple

Greenville, SC was chosen just amazing. James and carry the checks to Jamil the money on our behalf to for what the volunteers do for has donated $2002.00 to the a dollar a minute and also of Teddy Bears which were

Shriners Hospital is a World-renowned for pediatric speciality care, research and teaching programs for the medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip palates are eligible for care and receives all services in a family oriented environment regardless of the families ability to pay. In 2011 Shriners Hospitals began billing insurance. Prior to that time they operated strictly on donations. When insurance is billed, there is no co-pay to the family and the hospital only receives what funds the insurance companies pay. Shriners Hospitals have been caring for children for 90 years. In each hospital Shriners can be found and are the main volunteers. They work in a wide range throughout the hospital always to support the kids. Shriners Hospitals are blessed with the top healthcare professionals and providers in the world from doctors and nurses. When a professional joins the Team at Shriners Hospitals they are there for a lifetime. We met many staff members who had been employed 20 years and up. They all were very happy to be of service to every child and family member. Shriners Hospitals for Children is really “Love To The Rescue!” You can make a difference in the life of a child by visiting the Sweet Serenity Massage For Charity Booth at the World Massage Festival. Come and help Change The World By Caring for Kids. Receive a massage for a dollar a minute or purchase some of our raffle tickets for the wonderful Quilts donated by Cindy Micheals and Nira Hinkle. Every dollar donated goes 100% to the children at Greenville Shriners Children’s Hospital. Thank you for making a difference in the Quality of a child’s life. Thank you also, to Bon Vital for their continued support by donating massage lotion, and also to Master Massage Equipment for the two massage tables given on behalf of the children at Greenville Shriners Children’s Hospital, 950 West Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605 1-864-271-3444.

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