By Massage Therapy MEDIA
Massage Therapy Media strives to provide as much content as we can in a digital format for manual therapists to consume at leisure, and on demand, to provide accessible education, research, and interesting topics daily. We know the value of face-to-face education and networking in a profession that can often be isolating. Afterall, we are people people! We touch bodies for a living and we are not typically people that enjoy sitting at a desk which is why many of us got into a healthcare profession where we can be in person with patients. That is the reason that Massage Therapy Media has in person conferences as a part of our repertoire. MTM produces the One Concept Canadian Massage Conference and is offering services to associations to help improve the conference going experience. We want to keep the in-person momentum going and have decided to start travelling across Canada with the CMC!
In Spring of 2022, ConEd Institute was invited to a conference in Saskatoon organized by the Canadian Massage and Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association (CMMOTA) to teach. The owners of ConEd Institute are 2 of the partners with Massage Therapy Media and we loved the opportunity to meet therapists from Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan at that event. The team at CMMOTA were so welcoming and did a wonderful job bringing education to our prairie provinces. After that conference, we saw an opportunity to work with associations as Massage Therapy Media and bring a little extra excitement to the shows to attract more wonderful therapists to come out to these events. There is no comparison to the energy and excitement that comes from being at a weekend of education with your peers and networking with incredible therapists and people. The feeling after a conference is one that motivates you to get back into your practice and start making improvements and encourages therapists not to become complacent in their dealings with their patients. Aside from that, we all have continuing education requirements to fulfil, why not take advantage of an event dedicated to this?
After the awesome experience with CMMOTA, ConEd was asked to teach at their fall conference in Edmonton. We wanted to attend another conference, but this time we had a better idea! We pitched the idea of MTM attending the show as a team and doing some filming on the trade show floor. We had a booth alongside some fantastic equipment and product vendors, educators, and other professionals. We spent the day meeting therapists, interviewing vendors, and creating excitement at the tradeshow with our red-carpet experience. We will be attending the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM) spring conference April 28-30, 2023 in Winnipeg where we will be rolling out our red carpet as we did at the Canadian Massage Conference in September of 2022 and interviewing attendees, presenters, vendors, and the wonderful people from MTAM. We will capture great video content to share on MTM so those of you who have not attended a massage conference get a sneak peek of the fun that takes place at the shows. During the Canadian Massage Conference, we live streamed a new series called MTM talks which showcased multiple practitioners who had interesting, inspiring, and informative material to share. It was a huge success and we are just getting started!
I did mention that we are going to be travelling with the Canadian Massage Conference… Yes, Massage Therapy Media will be hosting a 2-day spring conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia! On June 3 and 4, 2023, therapists will have an opportunity to take full day or half day courses in beautiful Halifax. We will be having a welcome networking event on June 2 where you will have the chance to meet and greet other conference attendees, the educators, our sponsors and vendors, and the Massage Therapy Media crew. We will have our red carpet out and will film much of the event. This is the kind of event that MTM wants to move across Canada to bring the Massage Community together. We will have full details about conference location, ticket sales, and courses available soon on massagetherapymedia.com/conferences. For now, save the date for what is going to be a really fun weekend of education and networking!
Massage Therapy Media is an inclusive platform. We are always open to featuring content from up-and-coming content creators, educators, or any therapists that are doing fabulous things in our profession who want a platform. Our goal is first and foremost to be a resource for therapists, and an avenue for creators and educators to get noticed. If you want to learn more about how to get your content featured on MTM, please contact us and we can help you get started! Until then, we truly hope to see you all at one of our upcoming appearances at an association conference, or at the Spring or Fall Canadian Massage Conference, produced by MTM. As always, the fall conference will remain in the GTA and be held September 21-24, 2023.