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Well, it’s that time of year again! Time for me to fly away to Pasadena, CA for the 2017 AMTA National Convention.

I will have access to my phone and email so feel free to text or call. I’ll be taking several classes this year so it may take me a while to get back to you though. Follow my trip on my Facebook page!

Hope you all have a great week and know that I’ll be back tired, but rejuvenated on Monday the 18th.

Sharon Bryant Harvest Moon Massage Therapy is Decatur’s Exclusive Provider of Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage!
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Footsteps in sandHarvest Moon Massage Therapy & Reflexology will be closed for a few days while I run off to the 2016 AMTA-AL Spring Convention in Orange Beach. I’ll be taking the next module in the Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage series and hopefully when I get home I’ll have some very big news. Keep your fingers and toes crossed!

So officially I will be closed beginning Thursday, April 21st and re-open Monday, April 25th at the normal time.

I will be slow to return phone calls during those days so please leave a message or book an appointment online.

 

Sharon Bryant Harvest Moon Massage Therapy is Decatur’s Master Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapist!

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Look what finally came in the mail!

Sharon Bryant Harvest Moon Massage is Decatur, Alabama’s Original Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapist!

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AMTA Meritorious Award

Sharon Bryant with Jeff Smoot (AMTA President) for AMTA-AL Chapter Meritorious Award Presentation

So most of my regular clients know that when convention time rolls around we’re going to have to adjust appointments and work around the times I will be gone. I love going to convention. State convention, national convention, even our smaller local conferences, I really enjoy them.

Why? Mostly because I get to meet new people who do what I do, also because there’s massage education there, but there’s a part of it that’s just me enjoying the fruits of the volunteer work that I do.

It makes me happy to walk into our AMTA-AL Chapter State Conventions and Conferences and know that I played a small part in bringing local massage therapists and excellent massage educators together. I’m proud that my position on the AMTA-AL Chapter Board of Directors allows me to be involved in bringing educational opportunities to our state for our membership that they otherwise would not be able to afford.

Apparently some of the other members of our board and chapter feel that the work I do is noteworthy and decided to honor me this year with the AMTA-Alabama Chapter Meritorious Award. So while I was gone last month to the 2015 AMTA National Convention in Pittsburgh, PA, I walked across the stage to receive my award from the president of the National AMTA organization. Woop! Woop!

The plaque bearing my name is in the mail. I’ll post a picture of it when it arrives. And then in the spring there will be more pictures when AMTA-AL Chapter does their official ceremony (at the beach!). Until then I’ll quietly be doing little things behind the scenes to make this year’s fall conference and next year’s spring convention better than ever.

Are you a massage therapist looking for CEUs? Check out AMTA-Alabama Chapter’s events page to see what’s upcoming. It might just be in your back yard!

Sharon Bryant Harvest Moon Massage is Decatur, Alabama’s Barefoot Massage Specialist!

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ConventionOrBust2It’s that time of year again and I’ll be headed to Birmingham on Thursday for the 2015 AMTA-AL Spring Convention!

This year’s convention is hosting Doug Nelson of Precision Neuromuscular Therapy and I am very excited about adding some new techniques to my toolbox. I’ll also be running for 1st Vice President and Delegate again so keep a good thought for me Saturday around lunchtime. I’ll be giving my speech(es) and hopefully keeping my positions.

So…

Harvest Moon Massage Therapy will be closed beginning Thursday, April 23rd and will re-open Monday, April 27th. If you’d like to schedule an appointment while I’m away, please visit my StyleSeat online booking system or call and leave a message. I’ll get back to you on Monday.

Sharon Bryant Harvest Moon Massage is Decatur, Alabama’s Only Master Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapist!

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The 2014 AMTA National Convention in Denver was a whirlwind of friends, classes, parties, meetings, debates, dinners, and overall awesomeness (sorry, Roxanne)!

There was so much to it, I think it would just be best if I let you take your time with a picture gallery. Don’t miss the captions, they tell parts of the story too.

 

And in addition to all of that I managed to get myself on camera and they used part of my interview in both AMTA National Convention videos from this year!

Hope you enjoyed my little scrapbook of 2014 AMTA National Convention in Denver!

For more on the Denver convention and how all my Ashi instructors participated you can head on over to the Bodywork Buddy Blog.

Sharon Bryant Harvest Moon Massage is Decatur, Alabama’s Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapist!

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