World Massage Festival


Aboard the Queen Mary
(THIS IS NOT A CRUISE)
Long Beach, California
August 4-7, 2013


Our Mission Statement: To honor those who built the bridges for our profession,
to educate the general public about massage, to educate therapists
about different types of massage and to have fun.
GUIDE TO THE 2013 WORLD MASSAGE FESTIVAL



Number one thing to remember.....you can't do it ALL and still have an enjoyable experience, you'll be too tired!

The World Massage Festival offers:
  • A wide variety of workshops by world class instructors to choose from at each Festival
  • Our workshops are almost entirely hands-on education
  • NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED - One registration price for everyone, not a higher price for "non members"
  • We answer our telephones when you call and respond to emails quickly
  • We schedule our Festivals 3 years or more ahead so that we can find the best instructors & most affordable venues for you
  • Free admission to all registrants AND THEIR GUESTS to any entertainment or special program at the Festival
  • Free door prize tickets for every Festival attendee, no raffle tickets for door prizes!
  • A free collector's edition copy of the Festival program, "The Bridge Builders"
  • A certificate of participation for attending each Festival
  • Register & attend four consecutive Festivals and your registration at the fifth one is FREE
  • Register & attend nine consecutive Festivals and NEVER AGAIN pay registration fees to attend!
  • And see how to pay once and never have to pay again at this LINK
  • A simple and published online refund policy
  • An opportunity to have fun and network freely with therapists from all over the country and beyond!
  • And we don't have a lobbyist...we all have Vivian Madison-Mahoney and Laura Allen !!!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR ARRIVAL AT THE QUEEN MARY
  • If you are flying in, make sure your airline reservations allow time for you to arrive at the Queen Mary WELL BEFORE 6:00 pm.
  • Festival checkin on Sunday WILL close at 6pm. If you are staying aboard the ship, you will still be able to check into your room, but then must come to the WMF booth in the vending hall on Monday morning to get your name badge. You WILL NOT be allowed entry into ANY classroom without your name badge.
  • Festival Check in will be available Sunday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and on Monday morning beginning at 7 AM. It is during Festival check-in that you will get your registration enevelope, name badge and goodie bag.
FESTIVAL CHECK-IN
  • Sunday, August 4 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Monday, August 5 - 7:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
  • Festival Check in will be available during these hours ONLY. It is during Festival check-in that you will get your registration enevelope, name badge and goodie bag. If you are staying on the ship, you will still be able to check in to your room after 6pm on Sunday, but will need to stop at the WMF booth in the vending hall Monday morning to get your name badge. You will NOT be permitted entry into ANY classes without your name badge.
QUEEN MARY LODGING CHECK-IN

Due to Queen Mary's historic nature, not all areas are handicap accessible.

Check-in is at 4:00 p.m. and Check-out at 12:00 p.m.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
  • ALARM CLOCK
  • Business Cards
  • Camera !!!
  • Flashlight
  • Umbrella
  • Light sweater/jacket
  • Comfortable shoes & clothing, casual attire
  • Notepad & pens/pencils
  • Supplies needed for your specific class selections
  • If driving in, please bring your massage table if at all possible!!
SCHEDULING YOUR CLASSES
  • When you schedule your classes, keep in mind that most states do not require more than 12 CE credits each year. So, even though we have world class instructors, you don't really have to take every class! The Festival is like the World's Fair...there is more than you can do. Take a deep breath, get the credits you need and enjoy the event without rushing about trying to fit in everything being offered. Yes, we have lots of great workshops.....but many of those instructors will be back at future Festivals again and again.....we are a family.

  • Please be sure to check the class description for all your classes to see what supplies are required for each class you are taking.

  • Many classes do require students to bring along a massage table. We ask that all those who are driving in, if it is at all possible, to bring a table with you and share it with someone who flew in.

  • THERE WILL BE NO CLASS CHANGES PERMITTED AFTER JULY 1, 2013. PLEASE DO NOT ASK!
WHAT ARE THE "FAST TRACK" CLASSES?
  • We first added these classes in 2010 as a way for therapists to get a "taste" of a particular technique or modality, so that you could decide if you wanted to invest in a longer program for them.

  • The classes are NOT intended to be full-blown, hands-on classes. They will be lecture & demo classes to give you a little more knowledge about the technique and the instructors.

  • Please do not, after having attended one of these "sampler" classes, go out and proclaim your ability to be able to perform these modalities as they are intended as extensive techniques. This is our effort to fulfill part of our mission statement: "To honor those who built the bridges for our profession, to educate the general public about massage, to educate therapists about different types of massage and to have fun."

TIPS & TRICKS FOR A GREAT FESTIVAL ABOARD THE QUEEN MARY!
  • There is a considerable amount of walking on the ship, please wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • For attractions after dark, haunted hours, make sure to bring a flashlight.
  • Tours are limited capacity, so make sure to visit the ticket booth as soon as you arrive.
  • Not all areas are accessible by elevators, climbing stairs may be required.
  • Bring your parking ticket with you to pay at the kiosk before you leave.
  • Bring along an umbrella, light sweater, casual clothes
  • BRING AN ALARM CLOCK
  • Bring a camera and takes lots of pictures....please share them with us and post them on Facebook!
ATTENDING THE WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
  • Each class will have a sign-in sheet. If your name is NOT on the sign-in sheet the class monitor has, you MUST get a special admission slip from the WMF booth to enter the classroom...there are NO exceptions to this rule. In order to receive credit for the class, you MUST sign in to each session of a class. For example, if the class is a 2-day class, you must sign in each morning and each afternoon of the class. Your instructor is required by NCBTMB to retain this list to prove that you attended, if the question ever comes up.

  • You WILL NOT be permitted entry to ANY class without your name badge, so be sure to wear it at all times!
  • Please be on time. It is very distracting for an instructor to begin class and have people trailing in late. On time arrival for class will make it a better experience for all concerned. Time will be allotted for travel between classes and plenty of time to visit our great vendors!



World Massage Festival * festival@worldmassagefestival.com * 661-557-0115

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