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Apr 8, 2021

Staff Spotlight | NHI’s ANMT Program Founder & Manager, Cynthia Ribeiro to speak at 2021 AMTA California Chapter Conference

NHI’s own Cynthia Ribeiro has been announced as a presenter at the 2021 AMTA California Conference. This year’s conference will be entirely virtual and free of charge to all AMTA California Chapter members, including students. NHI is developing a process for current Core Program students to receive Externship Credit for attending the Conference.

Cynthia is the Founder of the Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy (ANMT) Program at NHI and has an extensive career in Massage Therapy. Originally from Brazil, where she studied Physical Education and Surgical Nursing, she immigrated to the United States and attended two Massage Therapy Programs. She has been teaching advanced anatomy and injury prevention and rehabilitation massage techniques since 1988. Cynthia has volunteered with the American Massage Therapy Association for many years including service as the Vice President of the National Board in 2008 and National President in 2012. She is currently serving as a National Board Member for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.

Cynthia brings an incredible level of energy and passion to her instruction. The “Assessment and Collaboration: Massage Therapy as an Essential Service” class will focus on the ways Massage Therapist can collaborate with Health Care Providers. This is an incredibly valuable skill that is desperately needed in the field especially now. California’s Public Health Department issued a statement indicating Massage Therapy as an alternative medical service in the same category as Chiropractic and Acupuncture. Additionally, the California Chiropractic Association issued a statement to its members that includes Massage Therapy as an essential service.

“I am always a student myself, and I strongly believe in lifelong learning.”

We are experiencing a shift in the perception of Massage Therapy and Cynthia’s class will provide information to guide Massage Therapists through a team based approach of care which are becoming available. If you’re interested in attending the class, visit the AMTA California Chapter Conference Registration page.

As an educator, Cynthia believes, “I am always a student myself, and I strongly believe in lifelong learning.” She is looking forward to having you join her on this journey.

Interested in a career in massage therapy or neuromuscular therapy? Complete this form to connect with an admissions representative today.