World Massage Festival &
Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

May 6-9, 2019
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Cherokee, North Carolina

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.

Autism Spectrum Disorders Mini-Conference

The need for effective treatments for autism, Fragile X, and other autism spectrum disorders (ASD) could not be more dire. The CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring assert that in 2018 1 in 36 children will be affected by ASD. That number shows a 30% increase from 2008 (1 in 88), and more than doubled since 2000 (1 in 150). We are having an epidemic of devastating proportions and we need remedies sooner rather than later.

Our children have been treated with medications, sensory integration techniques, behavioral strategies, speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy and we have seen some improvement. But nothing compares to the astonishing results achieved by many therapists who use Upledger CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and other effective bodywork modalities. Tami Goldstein's own daughter, Heather, who was severely affected by autism, now holds a job, owns her home, and is in a meaningful relationship after she was functionally treated with CST. These strategies and techniques have impacted the lives of hundreds of individuals who were limited by their autism.

We are proud and honored to offer a mini-conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders and effective treatments at the 2019 World Massage Festival, Cherokee, NC. Thanks to the incredible generosity and benevolence of Mike and Cindy, we are privileged to be offering 4 2-hour classes that will provide you with the understanding of ASD as well as techniques you can use to make a difference in the life of someone with ASD. In addition, Mike and Cindy are donating a portion of every student's fee to support research. We can't thank them enough for being their for us - and our children. Please join us for these ground-breaking sessions. You can also help by donating to

If you love or know someone with ASD, these classes are for you:


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