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9TH Annual World Massage Festival

FUN is the key word at Festival! Join us for "VEGAS II" July 20-23 in Las Vegas at the Tuscany Suites and Casino! 120 days to go! See details at…


Added by Mike Hinkle on March 21, 2014 at 5:31pm — No Comments

8th Annual World Massage Festival

The Fest came West!!! Long Beach, CA on board the Queen Mary August 4-7 is the place to be. So many details, so go here for details! If you want FUN!!, this is the PLACE!!!…


Added by Mike Hinkle on July 2, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Three Months till the 7th Annual World Massage Festival in Las Vegas!

7th Annual World Massage Festival - August 19-22, 2012

Tuscany Suites, Las Vegas, NV

$400 - includes up to 26 CE hours!

Reminders, Deadlines & Opportunities:

If you plan to stay at the Tuscany with the majority of attendees, reserve your room using our GROUP #12J0NK no later than July 19. Hotel will not guarantee group rates after July 19.

Ads for the Festival program, The Bridge Builders, are due to us by JUNE 1…


Added by Mike Hinkle on May 18, 2012 at 4:54pm — 1 Comment

One Week Left To Sign Up For Free Education in Las Vegas!

I hope all therapists sign up for FREE education at The World Massage Festival in August at

Added by Mike Hinkle on December 17, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Thanks ABMP!

This is the season for being thankful and I am. I wanted to single out ABMP at this time and highlight them yet for again sponsoring the World Massage Festival and their generous gift this week of a year's membership and insurance coverage for one year for the winner of the "Lucky 7" contest. You only need to be registered and attend to be in the drawing. One lucky winner will get everything they need to start a business from scratch, except the building. You can see all the prizes and…


Added by Mike Hinkle on December 2, 2011 at 1:41pm — 2 Comments

Queen Mary Chosen To Host 2013 WMF!

I hope ALL Massage Therapists will join us for a GREAT time!!! Some details are at

Added by Mike Hinkle on June 14, 2011 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

Thank You BCMT "HOME" For Massage Therapy

I would like to thank all the folks that sent books and donations for the Massage Therapy Repository and a special "Thanks!" to the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Boulder, CO for agreeing to house Massage Therapy information and artifacts. Brent Nelson and his staff are the best!

The Grand Opening and Ribbon-cutting Ceremony was May 13! Thanks ABMP for coming… Continue

Added by Mike Hinkle on June 6, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Massage Therapy Alliance of America BOD Job Descriptions Posted!

Charter Members... Go to click on the pink hand and use your email address as your user name and your password that you used when signing up for the password. Every position has at least one person running for office. If you want to start changing things, here is a start.

Added by Mike Hinkle on March 6, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Honoring Our Own Bonnie Prudden!

January is Bonnie Prudden's birth month. On the 29th, she will be 97 years old.That makes her the oldest person I personally know. Many of you probably don't know Bonnie's story or have even heard of her or know how she has affected your lives. She was a major part of this country's national defense and endurance capabilities for years. She was a major reason we had gym class. She helped start the President's Coucil on Physical Fitness. Her awards, TV credits (including The Bonnie Prudden…


Added by Mike Hinkle on January 10, 2011 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

How About Some Humor Today? Dean Martin And Goldie Hawn!

We face so much sadness today. Take a moment, breathe and laugh!!!

Added by Mike Hinkle on December 9, 2010 at 1:08pm — 1 Comment

2011 WMF Face Book Meetup Site Chosen

Are you ready for some fun?

Added by Mike Hinkle on December 4, 2010 at 1:46pm — 2 Comments

2013 Keynote Choosen!

Congratulations to Vivian Madison Mahoney for being choosen as the Keynote Speaker for the 2013 World Massage Festival & Massage Therapy Hall of Fame!

Added by Mike Hinkle on September 28, 2010 at 4:20pm — 2 Comments

A Video To Thank All Those That Helped Make The 2010 Festival So Special!!!

Ryan Hoyme has created a great video to show Festival to newcomers and a great keepsake for those lucky enough to have been there!!!…


Added by Mike Hinkle on September 21, 2010 at 3:28pm — 3 Comments

Massage Reasearch Bug Shares Knowledge About Fibromyalgia!

Fun Facts from the Massage Research Bug:

"Massage therapy is actually one of the most beneficial treatments for fibromyalgia pain and fatigue."

Ryan Hoyme, AKA Massage Nerd made the video below about me!!!!…


Added by Mike Hinkle on September 18, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Research Conference Adopts Massage Bug! Looking For A Name For Him!!!

He really doesn't look impressive yet!

But he's curious and wants to understand what all this "research talk" is all about... so he's going to study and grow and see if he can convince others to do the same.

He heard a real important lady, named Ruth Werner, is going to talk about him on July 13, 2011 at Western Carolina University. He wants everyone to come see Ruth and…


Added by Mike Hinkle on September 15, 2010 at 10:12pm — 2 Comments

Vendors and Sponsors!

Follow the link below to see the vendors and sponsors that helped make 2010 a success! These folks helped us keep costs down for you. This is "true grass-roots support." Support them... so they can support you and us!!!

The DVD is going to be fantastic!!!!!…


Added by Mike Hinkle on September 4, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Update - Massage Conventions Comparison Chart - Who Is The Best For The Dollar - AMC, AMTA, FSMTA or WMF?

Many therapists have asked for a chart comparison to show the cost for CEUs and all details for the major conventions. We know it is the first year for AMC, but with major sponsor support, they should be included.

Here ya go....

Added by Mike Hinkle on August 27, 2010 at 10:44pm — 2 Comments

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