The Mission of the AMTA
Kansas Chapter is to advance the profession of massage therapy through service to its members.
Fall Meeting - Musical Solutions for Wellness
Janalea Hoffman has a private practice in Music Therapy in the Kansas City area. She has written a self help book on Music Therapy-RHYTHMIC MEDICINE-Music With a Purpose and published 14 therapeutic music CD's. She was one of the first people to write music for specific healing issues and to create new techniques with music to "go beyond using music as background". Hoffman has a master's degree in Music Therapy from the University of KS and did her internship in England. She travels frequently giving workshops and lectures on MUSIC AND WELLNESS and THE POWER OF THE SOUND ENVIRONMENT for health care professionals and other groups. Hoffman received the Spirit Award from Madonna Hospital for her innovative work with music and medicine. She also has a passion for reviving the Native American flute and gives many classes on how to play, as well as the therapeutic aspects of this soulful instrument.