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Introduction to Active Muscle Therapy

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Monarch Hotel & Conference Center

12566 Southeast 93rd Avenue

Clackamas, OR 97015

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Introduction to Active Muscle Therapy



Massage Envy (#TeamLaszlo) is proud to partner with Performance Health, makers of BIOFREEZE and THERABAND, to bring nationally acclaimed trainer Jeffrey Forman Ph.D. BCTMB, CMT back to Portland for a day of goodness to teach an introduction to active muscle therapy on Monday, July 15th. Dr. Forman will offer a morning four-hour session and then repeat the same class in the afternoon. Interested in attending? Space is limited! Grab a seat by registering on this website. This class qualifies for four continuing education credit hours.


Learning Objectives:


Traditional massage treatments do not always adequately prepare an injured client to resume normal physical activity. AMT is the next logical step in the treatment process. Research has demonstrated that combining eccentric resistance with stripping massage can significantly increase functional range of motion in a short time span. This type of treatment can also positively influence muscular strength, endurance and peak torque angle. In many states’ it is not in the scope of practice for massage therapists to recommend or instruct strengthening exercises to their clients. No problem, because AMT techniques are massage techniques which help us re-balance the client’s musculature within our scope. Longer stronger muscles will help prevent the return of trigger points and pain and help the client more quickly achieve their treatment goals.

Active Muscle Therapy techniques combine active muscle contraction, stripping and or broadening massage strokes and resistance to the agonist and or antagonist. Combining massage techniques with active movement and resistance helps break up myofascial restrictions faster and with less effort of the therapist. The progressive stages of these AMT techniques are useful in post-acute injury treatments because they help speed up the return to pain free movement allowing clients to more quickly resume their normal activities and life-styles



Topics Include:

  1. Review of the anatomy and kinesiology of targeted muscles
  2. Massage combined with contraction of the antagonist
  3. Massage performed while loading the antagonist with manual or elastic resistance
  4. Massage performed while eccentrically contracting the agonist with and without added resistance.
  5. Using tools to save the hands while applying these techniques
  6. Utilizing these techniques for self-care

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Understand the principles of AMT and how to safely apply it to reduce the myofascial restrictions that contribute to pain, postural faults and mobility issues.
  2. Comprehend when to utilize AMT and when to avoid it.
  3. Demonstrate specific AMT techniques to engage and treat targeted tissue.
  4. Use their critical thinking skills to adapt AMT techniques to other areas of the body.

Dress code: students should wear bathing suits or gym shorts beneath sweatsuits because we need to access backs, necks, shoulders and the upper and lower legs.


About the Speaker:

  • Jeffrey Forman Ph.D. BCTMB, CMT- Retired as professor and massage program coordinator- De Anza College Cupertino, California. He continues his career as a speaker, author, consultant and researcher. The AMTA California Chapter named him the 2017 Educator of the year. He is vice chair of the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) and chair of the CAMTC’s school committee. His most recent book is “Managing Physical Stress with Therapeutic Massage” Cengage Learning (2007). His most recent research is “The effects of a therapeutic massage with and without a Pain Relief kit on pain, and function among individuals with low back pain” Jeffrey Forman PhD BCTMB, Lynda Solien Wolfe LMT, Kara Solem, BS, RN, Robert Topp, RN, PhD., 2017.


What's Included:

  • Every attendee will go home with a free gift from performance health. Additional Performance Health products are available for purchase from your favorite massage products supplier.
  • All materials needed to complete class such as writing utensils & paper.
  • Light refreshments. In the morning session we will have continental breakfast consisting of pastries and bagels, fresh fruit, assorted juice and coffee service and a mid-morning refresh on coffee service for the AM session. During the afternoon session we will have fresh baked cookies, assorted sodas and coffee service.


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  1. Parking: Plenty of free parking at the hotel. Signage will be in the lobby to direct you to the correct space.
  2. Dress code: students should wear bathing suits or gym shorts beneath sweatsuits because we need to access backs, necks, shoulders and the upper and lower legs.
  3. Salem area attendees: If you live near/around Salem, please connect with us about carpooling. We may have a shuttle that will take folks to and from the Keizer Station shopping center and the venue.
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Monarch Hotel & Conference Center

12566 Southeast 93rd Avenue

Clackamas, OR 97015

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