Licensed massage therapist, international speaker and author Nancy Dail recently returned from presenting four workshops at the 27th annual New England Regional Conference in Framingham, Mass.

Dail taught two workshops on tension headaches and two others on the shoulder joint and elbow and radioulnar joints to a total of 265 participants. Dail was accompanied by two teaching assistants, Emily Waltz and Anne Arey, who are licensed massage therapists and graduates of the Downeast School of Massage.

“The New England conference is a great opportunity for the massage therapist to pursue a wide variety of continuing education, renew association friendships, and shop at the great exhibits with vendors from our industry,” Dail said in a news release. “I love teaching at the NERC; participants are very receptive and eager to take workshops for the benefit of their practices.”

Dail founded the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro in 1980. She has been a massage therapist since 1974. Besides teaching at the NERC, the school was represented in an exhibit booth where copies of the DVD “A Gift of Touch” and Dail’s new book, “Kinesiology for Manual Therapies,” published by McGraw-Hill, were featured and sold.

“We were among so many great exhibits highlighting the very best of our industry and we were constantly busy,” Dail said. “Our new book is being well received by students, therapists and schools. It was a real joy to utilize my own book in teaching!”

Back in Waldoboro, Dail will continue to teach at DSM and oversee the school as director until she takes off again this spring to teach at Allied Health workshops for McGraw-Hill. She has several bookings across the country to teach short workshops and promote her new text. “Kinesiology for Manual Therapies” is now available for purchase at the school store or online at The book is being adopted internationally at manual therapy schools for kinesiology curriculum.