2020 Spring Convention: Create, Collaborate, Cultivate

Updated: Dec 16, 2019

We are excited to announce our lineup for 2020 Spring Convention, all topics requested by membership in the surveys we sent out this last summer. We are still gathering some information and preparing the registration, but we wanted to let you know about our great lineup. We are excited to have Claire Marie Miller back one last time as well as Scott Lindquist, LMT and Dr. Elton.


Mark your calendars, spread the word, and prepare to join us for this amazing lineup.


Date: April 17th - 19th, 2020

Location: Holiday Inn Lincoln Southwest

2500 Tamarin Ridge Road

Lincoln, NE 68512

Holiday Inn Lincoln Southwest

Guest Rooms have been blocked at the following rates

Single King with Sofa Pullout: $109

Double Queen: $119

* this does not include taxes

* rooms will be held for our group at this rate until March 17, 2020

To make reservations:

https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/lincoln/lnkpz/hoteldetail?fromRedirect=true&qSrt=sBR&qIta=99801505&icdv=99801505&qSlH=LNKPZ&qGrpCd=AMT&setPMCookies=true&qSHBrC=HI&qDest=2500%20Tamarin%20Ridge%20Road,%20Lincoln,%20NE,%20US&srb_u=1

Call: 402-421-1893 or 800-Holiday

Mention: GPC for special rate


Keynote Speaker: Claire Marie Miller, LMT

April 18th, 2020

The Infinite Potential of Massage Therapy

This lecture will focus on my personal history with massage over the last 40 years, including some of the highlights and challenges of my journey, the growth and potential I saw in the beginning, as a 1979 graduate of Boulder School of Massage and where I am now, wondering, “where will this go from here?”


I will provide inspiring moments, powerful insights, and questions as our profession experiences bumps in the road today - massage schools closing, low numbers of students entering the profession, the quest for validation from the medical profession, and requests for proof that we are beneficial as a provider of healthcare. Despite these challenges, we are in demand. So many of our clients in this high-pressured world with its aging population are on a desperate search for pain relief. Our clients know massage works. We are now accepted as a normal part of more Americans’ lives than we were 40 years ago.


Claire Marie Miller, LMT


Claire has been doing massage, bodywork and reflexology for 39 years. It is in her bones and cells. For her, it is like breathing. Integrative Reflexology®, as she says, "is work made simple; it comes naturally, it makes sense and it is a joyful way to work the feet. Bring the feet to life and the body will follow." She loves feet, hers and yours, and she loves feet to feel good. She knows that feet feeling good makes bodies feel better.

​Claire is a graduate of the Boulder School of Massage Therapy. She has been a certified massage therapist since 1979 and is nationally board certified. She is a licensed massage therapist in the state of North Carolina (NC LMBT #580) where she maintains her private practice. Since 1982, she has been a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). In 2010, Claire was inducted into the Massage Hall of Fame for her innovation in the massage therapy field. For over two decades she has taught classes, nationally and internationally, offering continuing education in Nurturing the Mother® Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage, Nurturing the Mother® Fertility Massage and Integrative Reflexology®.

Course Title: Advanced Integrative Reflexology®

Course Description: This class combines basic reflexology with advanced techniques for the body. When you address the tension in both the body and the feet, you get an amazing and surprisingly easy release. It both resets the nervous system and supports unwinding the fascia. Plan to play with the reflexology points and areas on the feet and INTEGRATE it into the body.

CE’s awarded: 14

Date: April 18th and 19th, 2020

Prerequisite for attending this class. You must obtain one of the following.

Must have completed Integrative Reflexology® course taught by Claire Marie Miller Seminars

Must have completed a reflexology course taught by an accredited instructor and/or program

Must purchase and study the Integrative Reflexology® manual/book prior to attending workshop


Scott Lindquist, LMT

Scott Lindquist has been a licensed massage therapist since 2003. In 2008 his dream came true when he founded his own pain-relief clinic, The Muscle Medics in Papillion, NE.

Since then, he has seen the worst of the worst come through my door, and have consistently been amazed by the power of our craft. Massage has been able to help conditions he never would have thought possible. He is compelled to share that information with as many people as he can during his lifetime, and empower other massage therapists to do the same.

HIS VISION: A world where every massage therapist has the skills needed to succeed on his or her own... and can break free from franchises, spa chains, and other "professionals" who would exploit them.

HIS MISSION: To share with as many therapists as possible the strategies, tactics and techniques necessary to achieve a greater success in our industry. As of 2017, the average annual income for a massage therapist is around $26,000; his mission is to help therapists at least triple that.

HIS GOAL: To help you skyrocket your practice to levels you thought you couldn't, enjoy your work more than you ever imagined, and extend your career by providing you with high quality courses you can't get anywhere else. He is grateful for the opportunity to share his material with you, and honored by your trust in me


Course Title: Modern Massage Ethics

Course Description: Modern massage ethics class description...

It's 2020, and the business landscape has changed dramatically. 

Come join the discussion as we tackle some of the most controversial topics facing massage therapists today!

CE’s awarded: 3

Date: April 18th, 2020


Course Title: Boost Your Practice Fast

Course Description: Are you an independent therapist looking to increase your business?

Do you currently work for somebody else, but dream of owning your own practice?

Are you an employee looking to quickly fill your books?

If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, then you owe it to yourself to take this class.

GET PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE!

*DISCLAIMER* This isn't the same old boring business class. I'm not just gonna read off of a power point the whole time, and tell you to offer huge discounts hoping you get some actual returning clients out of it.

MY MISSION FOR THIS CLASS: To give you realistic, EASY steps you can take toward creating more abundance.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

1) Find and connect with more of your IDEAL CLIENTS

2) Market yourself in a way that your ideal client immediately knows you are the perfect therapist for them

3) Inspire more client loyalty, and create LIFELONG CLIENTS who will refer countless others to you over the years.

4) Identify costly mistakes many therapists are making right now, and avoid making them yourself

5) Create an ENJOYABLE marketing plan that is based on your natural strengths... and use it to create a more abundant practice

I know you already love your clients... now start loving your practice!

CE’s awarded: 4

Date: April 18th, 2020



Dr. Heather Elton, DC, DCBCN


Dr. Heather Elton grew up on a farm in Northern Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota in Duluth for four years. She transferred to Northwestern Health Science University and graduated with her Doctorate in Chiropractic, Bachelor in Human Science and Certification in Acupuncture in 1998. She moved to Nebraska in 1999 and worked as an Associate Physician until she opened up Elton Chiropractic & Acupuncture in 2002. After being in practice for 11 years, she decided to follow her passion for nutritional healing and started her educational journey in Functional Medicine. She received her Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Nutrition in January of 2013 and is currently working toward her second Board Certification through the Institute of Functional Medicine.

In April of 2018, she relocated her practice and also renamed her clinic since Elton Chiropractic & Acupuncture no longer encompassed all of the services that the clinic provided. With her passion for creating a MOVEMENT toward optimizing the health of those in our community, Movement Chiropractic & Integrative Wellness was born on April 1st of 2018. Dr. Elton has been practicing Functional Medicine over the last six years and works with patients that suffer from autoimmune disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, hormonal disorders, chronic fatigue, infertility, Fibromyalgia and many others. She also continues to see patients for Chiropractic care and Acupuncture treatments as well.

Dr. Elton enjoys cooking, exercising, reading, all things natural, laughing and spending time with her 10 year old daughter.


Course Title: Gastrointestinal Health and the Brain/Body Response

Course Description: We will be discussing the impact of diet and lifestyle on our gastrointestinal system and how the gastrointestinal system can impact overall physical and emotional health. Attendees will learn how to implement changes for overall health improvement and how to share this information with patients to improve their response to treatment and healing.

CE’s Awarded: 4 CE’s

Date: April 19th, 2020

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