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Massage Heights COO to Appear on 'Undercover Boss'
Massage Heights's chief operating officer, Shane Evans, has decided to go undercover inside a few of the company's locations on CBS' Undercover Boss, in an episode that airs Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. EST.
International SPA Association Announces New Board Members, Officers
The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced its 2014 board of directors and officers.
Massage Envy Spa Reaches New Franchise Agreement Milestone
Massage Envy Spa, a pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, has announced the signing of its 1,200th franchise agreement.
BIOTONE Announces First-Ever Black Friday Sale
Because this year's shopping season is only four weeks compared to the five weeks shoppers were given last year, BIOTONE has announces its first-ever Black Friday Sale.
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork Welcomes New Board Members
The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) has announced important transitions for the NCBTMB board of directors with the appointments of Michael McGillicuddy and Bruce Baltz, effective immediately. Elected members Teresa M. Matthews and Dr. Stuart Watts will also join the NCBTMB board of directors beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
Franklin Method Releases Fascia Massage Tool
New from the Franklin Method® are Franklin Fascia Massagers, self-care tools that stand out from the self-massage crowd with their unique spikey exteriors.
Holistic Massage Training Institute Announces College Credits Agreement
Holistic Massage Training Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, recently entered into an articulation agreement with Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. Graduates of Holistic Massage Training Institute's program may now receive 19 college credits.
BestMassage Now Offers Sustainable Paper Lamps from Thailand
BestMassage has added Thai Saa Paper Wood Lamps to its massage products line.
MINDBODY Launches MINDBODY Connect
MINDBODY Inc., the leading provider of wellness business management software, has launched MINDBODY Connect, a new mobile app that grants public access to the world's largest and fastest-growing wellness network.
Free Consumer Biofreeze Sample Program Announced by Performance Health
Biofreeze®, the number-one clinically used and recommended topical pain reliever, is now available for consumer trial and through the ease of online ordering.
Barbara Brennan School of Healing to Offer Free Healing Clinic for Bodyworkers
The Barbara Brennan School of Healing (BBSH) is inaugurating its Hands of Light® Healing Clinics, a series of free healing clinics that will be held in conjunction with its Resident Training program in Miami, Florida.
Massage Therapists: Win Massage and Body Care Products from Grampa's Garden
Massage Magazine Insurance Plus is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win gift certificates to Grampa's Garden, as part of its November Facebook Giveaway.
New Rechargeable Massage Stones Revolutionize Hot-Stone Treatment
The Med-Stone has launched a line of innovative new massage tools to help enhance the massage experience and allow massage therapists to bring a warm-stone infusion anywhere.
Yoga Teachers: Win a Yoga Insurance Plus Policy and Prizes from Gaiam
Yoga Insurance Plus is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win a yoga liability insurance policy plus prizes from Gaiam in its November Facebook Giveaway.
Northwestern Health Sciences University Names Interim President
Northwestern Health Sciences University has announced Kent Erickson, D.C., will be the university's interim president and CEO, effectively immediately.
Massage Therapists: Win Massage Therapy and Spa Products from BIOTONE
MASSAGE Magazine is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win $500 in gift certificates toward massage and spa products, courtesy of BIOTONE. Two winners will each receive a $250 gift certificate to be used toward BIOTONE products.
American Massage Therapy Association Invites Applicants for Bob King Massage Student Scholarship
The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) is encouraging massage therapy school students to apply for the $5,000 Bob King AMTA Student Scholarship, to be awarded in January 2014. To participate in the scholarship essay contest, students need to make their submission online by Dec. 9, 2013.
At Peace Media Announces November Tools for Touch™ Massage Continuing Education Webinar
At Peace Media, in association with MASSAGE Magazine, Massage Warehouse, Massamio and Pure Pro, has announced the Nov. 19, 2013, broadcast of its online education series Tools for Touch (TFT).
'Are You An Intelligent Massage Therapist?' e-Book Now Available
Every massage therapist is inherently intelligent, as the profession is giving and potentially profitable. Yet, so many in the profession wear out too soon, leaving the career within a few years of graduating.
FSMTB Initiates Litigation to Protect Integrity of MBLEx
The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) has initiated litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against the Academy of Oriental Therapy LLC., a massage therapy school, and certain identified individuals, alleging copyright and trade secret infringement related to the intellectual property interests of the FSMTB's Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).
Dermalogica Launches New Consumer Loyalty Program
Rewarding customer loyalty via multiple points of sale is the formula behind Dermalogica Rewards, Dermalogica's new consumer loyalty program.
Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards Elects New Leadership
The eighth annual meeting of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) was held in Baltimore, Maryland, with 88 representatives from state licensing boards and agencies, along with businesses and professional associations in attendance.
Winners of Beauty Changes Lives Massage Therapy Scholarships Announced
Massage Envy and the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation have announced the six inaugural winners of the Beauty Changes Lives Massage Therapy Scholarship. Funded by Massage Envy, each scholarship awards $2,000 to help recipients pursue an education in massage therapy at a qualified school.
BestMassage Converts Stone-Massage Sets into Package Deals
Recently, BestMassage announced it would discontinue its 38-piece and 66-piece Peruvian Naturally Shaped Hot Massage Stone Sets, but instead has decided to convert these two sets into package deals.
Yoga Teachers: Win Up to $300 in Gift Cards to Barefoot Yoga Co.
Yoga Insurance Plus is offering Facebook fans a chance to win one of three gift cards to Barefoot Yoga Co. in its October Giveaway. There is one week left to enter.
Massage Warehouse Sanctuary Donates More than $10,000 to Massage Therapy Foundation
Massage Warehouse Sanctuary made a charitable contribution of $10,750 to the Massage Therapy Foundation during the American Massage Therapy Association's (AMTA) national convention in Fort Worth, Texas. It was Massage Warehouse Sanctuary's largest single philanthropic donation to date.
National Massage Franchise Raises Nearly $900,000 for the Arthritis Foundation
Massage Envy Spa has raised more than $898,000 for the Arthritis Foundation during its third annual Healing Hands for Arthritis event.
Support National Massage Therapy Awareness Week with Massage Research, Benefits
n celebration of National Massage Therapy Awareness Week (NMTAW), held from Oct. 20 to Oct. 26, 2013, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has compiled research showing the benefits of massage therapy on symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.
WR Medical Electronic Co., Makers of Therabath Paraffin Therapy, Acquires New Business from Life-Tech
WR Medical Electronics Co., makers of Therabath paraffin therapy and a Maplewood, Minnesota-based medical device manufacturer, has announced the acquisition of the physical medicine and dental business of Life-Tech International, a Texas-based medical device manufacturer.
Leading Spa and Wellness Company Offers Career Resources for Professionals
LIVE LOVE SPA has launched a new job board and online community for spa professionals.
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork Announces New Board Chair
The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) has announced today the resignation of its current chair, Susan Toscano, B.C.T.M.B. Leena Guptha, D.O., B.C.T.M.B., and most-recently chair-elect, will transition to the board chair effective immediately.
Spa Industry Professionals Prepare for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
While Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be stressful, the spa industry is adding its own relaxing touch to the occasion. Many spas and salons have already begun offering Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials and discounts in honor of the annual savings—and to provide a break from the hustle.
Massage Therapists: Win an iPad Mini and a One-Year Massage Liability Insurance Policy
Massage Magazine Insurance Plus is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win a 16 GB iPad Mini plus a one-year massage liability insurance policy as part of its October Facebook Giveaway.
MINDBODY Exchange Partners with the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
MINDBODY's Integrative Health Care directory, MINDBODY Exchange, has partnered with the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) as part of a collaborative mission to make complementary and alternative health care services more mainstream.
At Peace® Media Announces October Tools for Touch™ Massage Continuing Education Webinar
At Peace Media, in association with MASSAGE Magazine, Massage Warehouse, Massamio and Pure Pro, has announced the Oct. 29 broadcast of its online education series Tools for Touch (TFT).
MassageBook Adds Easy-to-Use Credit Card Payments to Online Booking
MassageBook has added credit card payments to its online booking function, making its comprehensive business solution for massage businesses and individual massage therapists even more appealing.
Insurance Plus Expands to Include Pilates Instructors
Insurance Plus has announced the recent expansion of its liability insurance program to include Pilates instructors. Insurance Plus is a sister company of MASSAGE Magazine and includes Massage Magazine Insurance Plus, Yoga Insurance Plus and other subsidiary programs.
Massage Therapists: Win a Massage Liability Insurance Package in October Giveaway
MASSAGE Magazine partners with Massage Magazine Insurance Plus to offer Facebook fans a chance to win a massage liability insurance package during the month of October.
AMTA-FL Chapter Gives Donation to Massage Therapy Foundation
The Florida Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA-FL) announced last week at the AMTA National Convention its donation to support the Massage Therapy Foundation.
CoreStones Introduces New Stone-Massage Products for Home Use
CoreStones has just introduced its first stone-massage products for home use and retail sale. The new products are PeaceStones and ReflexStones.
American Massage Therapy Association Talks Affordable Care Act, Creates Student Scholarship
Featuring a video review of its ongoing consumer awareness program, an inspiring keynote speaker and a panel of experts on health care integration, the American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) national convention brought together some 1,300 participants from Sept. 25 to 28 in Ft. Worth, Texas.
MASSAGE Magazine, Insurance Plus Announce Winners of Student Scholarship Giveaway
The winners of MASSAGE Magazine's 2013 Student Scholarship Giveaway were announced live via video by the publication's Editor in Chief Karen Menehan at the American Massage Therapy Association's (AMTA) National Convention in Fort Worth, Texas.
National Massage Franchise Partners with David's Bridal to Help Brides Relieve Wedding Stress
Massage Envy Spa has partnered with David's Bridal to help brides relieve stress from wedding planning by incorporating monthly massages and facials into their overall wellness plan.
The Comphy Co. Launches 'My Design' Contest at 2013 ISPA Conference
The Comphy Co. team will launch the My Design contest at the annual International Spa Association (ISPA) Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 22 to 25. To enter the contest, ISPA attendees must visit the Comphy booths (1028-1030) and pose for a picture with their favorite Comphy design
Massage Heights Announces 2013 International Franchise Convention
Massage Heights, an international franchise membership massage company that helps people elevate the everyday through professional, convenient and affordable custom massage services, will welcome more than 150 strategic partners, vendor partners and team members to its fifth annual convention in Austin, Texas, from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, 2013.
Lynelle Lynch Receives Humanitarian Award at American Massage Conference
Lynelle Lynch, president of Bellus Academy, received the 2013 One Concept/Performance Health Humanitarian Award at the ONE Concept American Massage Chiropractic Acupuncture and Spa Conference in San Diego, California, on Sept. 14, 2013.
BestMassage Introduces New Massage Stone Collections
BestMassage, an international massage table and supplies warehouse, has introduced three new collections of its Naturally Shaped Massage Stones sets and discontinued two of its older sets.
National Massage Franchise Celebrates 900th Location
Massage Envy Spa has announced the opening of its 900th franchise location in Brick, New Jersey.
MASSAGE Magazine, Insurance Plus Donate More than $20,000 to Massage Therapy Foundation
MASSAGE Magazine and Massage Magazine Insurance Plus recognize the importance of the Massage Therapy Foundation, and have donated more than $20,000 in financial and media contributions in 2013 to support the foundation's efforts.
American Herbalists Guild 24th Annual Symposium of Botanical Medicine
Herbalists and people interested in herbalism, from around the world, will gather for the American Herbalists Guild's 24th Annual Symposium, scheduled for Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, 2013.
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