This year the American Massage Therapy Association conference was right here in Portland, Oregon at the Convention Center, October 19-22nd 2011. Lynn Bukowski and Genevra Fitts-Cardoso attended the exhibits to see all the new self care tools that have come on the market as well as new massage techniques and modalities. Some of our favorite new techniques we tried at the conference were massage cupping, kinesio-taping and microcurrent positional tunia. I personally (Lynn) experienced a significant amount of pain relief in my neck and shoulder, caused by a motor vehicle accident a year ago, from the above three modalities. I am very excited to start training in these modalities bringing much needed pain relief to Zama clients.