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New Book Reveals Historical, Spiritual and Cultural Connections to Thai Massage
In Thai Massage and Thai Healing Arts: Practice, Culture and Spirituality, author and registered Thai therapist Bob Haddad delivers an intensely researched and wide-ranging anthology. He uncovers a wealth of previously unavailable information and presents the historical, spiritual and cultural connections to the powerful healing art of Thai massage.
Massage Envy's CG Funk Elected to Beauty Changes Lives Foundation Board
CG Funk, vice president of industry relations and product development for Massage Envy, is one of four newly elected beauty and wellness leaders to serve on the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation Board of Directors.
Massage Therapists: Win a Prima Massage Table Package from Massage Table Outlet
Massage Magazine Insurance Plus is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win a StrongLite Prima™ massage table package, courtesy of Massage Table Outlet, during its March Facebook Giveaway. One grand-prize winner will receive a Prima™ Massage Table, Curve Headrest with Curve Crescent Cushion, and Carry Case.
Massage Therapy Foundation Welcomes Jerrilyn Cambron, Ph.D., as President
The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) has announced its newly elected president, Jerrilyn Cambron, Ph.D., of Lombard, Illinois. Cambron will serve a two-year term beginning March 1, 2014, until Feb. 29, 2016.
Massage Therapy Can Enhance Sleep Quality
Massage therapy has been shown to induce relaxation and calm, and it can also lead to a better night's sleep, according to CG Funk, a licensed massage therapist and vice president of industry relations and product development for Massage Envy Spas.
Bastyr University President Announces Retirement
After serving a decade as president of Bastyr University, Daniel K. Church, Ph.D., has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2015. Bastyr University is an internationally recognized school of natural healing arts and sciences.
MINDBODY Raises Millions to Expand Globally and Develop Mobile Products
MINDBODY, a leading provider of business management software for the health, wellness and beauty industries, including for massage therapists, has raised $50 million of equity financing that will be used to further accelerate the company's global expansion and development of its Web and mobile products.
Performance Health Promotes Lynda Solien-Wolfe, Licensed Massage Therapist
Performance Health, manufacturer and marketer of Biofreeze®, Bon Vital'® and TheraBand™ branded products, has announced the promotion of Lynda Solien-Wolfe, L.M.T., to vice president of massage and spa.
Good Body Products Launches Organic Body Care Line
Good Body Products has introduced its first line of small-batch, handmade, 100-percent organic body care products. The new line consists of 17 products in five categories: body and face scrubs, whipped body butters, therapeutic salves, solid scents and aromatic mists.
New Dell Commercial Features Dermalogica Skin Care
A new television campaign for Dell computers honors the beginning of Dermalogica, a leading professional skin care brand, more than 25 years ago. The campaign, which is airing in every major market in the U.S., salutes innovative brands that started with humble beginnings.
International Spa Association Members Feature Massage Treatments for Athletes
As the 22nd Winter Olympics continue, we are reminded not only Olympic athletes face challenges in their sport. Athletes around the globe of every level risk pain, fatigue and bodily stress before, after and during their exercises. Luckily for them, many International SPA Association (ISPA) members offer treatments dedicated to athletes, in order to facilitate performance, prevent injury and provide relief.
Massage Educator Ariana Vincent to Host Book Signing for New Spa Techniques Manual
Ariana Vincent, L.M.T., M.T.I. N.C.T.M.B., CEO of The Ariana Institute for wellness education, will be participating in a book signing of her new book, The Ariana Institute Techniques in the Spa World Manual, on Feb. 15, 2014, from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Ariana Institute in Austin, Texas.
'The Art of Somatic Coaching' Teaches Mind and Bodywork Practices
Named one of the top 50 executive coaches worldwide by The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching, Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Ph.D., brings the same concepts he's taught at Google, the American Red Cross, and the U.S. Marine Corps to a mass audience with his new book The Art of Somatic Coaching, which introduces innovative concepts and principles of somatic coaching with mind and bodywork practices for coaches and clients.
Massage Therapists: Win a Gallon of Ayurveda Massage Lotion from Soothing Touch
Massage Magazine Insurance Plus is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win a gallon of Ayurveda Massage Lotion, courtesy of Soothing Touch, as part of its February Facebook Giveaway. Ten lucky Facebook fans will win.
New Pediatric Massage Oil Line Inspired by Massage Therapy's Benefits for Autistic Children
Parker Time Potions, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced the launch of a specially formulated natural pediatric massage oil line. Parker Time Potions are created with only natural ingredients and produced and distributed in the U.S.
OPTP Introduces New Foam Roller: The Anatomical Roller
Enhancing many exercise styles, the Anatomical Roller is a powerful tool for core training, balance work and body alignment.
Massage Therapists: Win a Massage Table Package from Oakworks
Love is in the air this month, and MASSAGE Magazine has partnered with Oakworks to offer one lucky Facebook fan a prize he or she will be sure to love: a Nova Massage Table Package with ABC System from Oakworks. To be eligible to win, applicants must Like the Facebook pages of MASSAGE Magazine and Oakworks.
American Massage Therapy Association Releases 7th Massage Research Summary to Schools, Students
The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) released its seventh annual massage research summary, which focuses on the meaning of research for massage therapy schools and their students, today during its Massage Schools Summit in San Diego, California. The updated report revealed mixed indicators for the massage therapy profession.
ACHS to Sponsor National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy's 2014 Conference
The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is a Gold Leaf Sponsor of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy's (NAHA) World of Aromatherapy VII Conference, to take place Sept. 12 to 15, 2014, in Seattle, Washington. ACHS is an accredited online holistic health college offering certificate, diploma and undergraduate and graduate degree programs in aromatherapy, including the only Master of Science in Aromatherapy program.
New Research: Use of Topical Analgesic with Massage Therapy is More Effective in Reducing Arthritis Pain
A new study revealed using topic analgesics in addition to massage therapy provided greater improvement in grip strength and a greater decrease in hand pain, depressed mood and sleep distrurbances when compared to massage therapy alone.
Yoga Teachers: Win a Free Two-Day Couple's Retreat from Perfect Vermont
Yoga Insurance Plus (YIP) is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win a free two-day couple's retreat from Perfect Vermont in its February Facebook Giveaway. Entrants must Like the Yoga Insurance Plus page on Facebook to be eligible to win.
World Massage Festival Names 2014 Massage Therapy School of the Year
The World Massage Festival has announced the Central Florida School of Massage Therapy as the 2014 Massage Therapy School of the Year.
Performance Health Acquires Bon Vital' Inc.
Performance Health, manufacturer and marketer of TheraBand™, Biofreeze®, Perform®, Cramer® and Hygenic® branded products, has announced its acquisition of Bon Vital' Inc. Bon Vital' is a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of topical products serving the massage therapy and spa professions.
Massage Franchises Expected to Grow, According to New U.S. Market Research Report
While the majority of massage therapists are sole proprietors, the popularity of massage franchises has increased over the past decade. IBISWorld, an independent market research source, expects this trend to continue in the five years to 2019, even though sole proprietors are expected to maintain their dominance in the industry.
Nature's Stones Sponsors 4th NSI Conference for Massage Therapy Continuing Education
Nature's Stones Inc. has announced its 4th NSI Conference for Massage Therapy Continuing Education. Attendees can accumulate 24 credits needed for license renewal.
Massage Therapy Foundation Grantees Tackle Social Issues with the Power of Touch
We know massage therapy may aid in managing everyday stress and pain, but can it also be harnessed to address wider public health challenges? The Massage Therapy Foundation believes it can.
Massage Therapists: Win an Online Scheduling Service from Simply Appointments
Massage Magazine Insurance Plus is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win a one-year single staff subscription to Simply Appointments, as part of its January Facebook Giveaway. Four winners will each receive a subscription to the online appointment-scheduling service.
BestMassage Introduces New Nail Product for Massage Therapists
BestMassage has added a new item to its inventory of massage supplies for massage therapists. For just $59, massage therapists can own the company's Nail Studio Set, which includes the essentials to creating a professional gel acrylic manicure at home.
Massage Therapy Foundation Announces 2013 Student Case Report Contest Winners
The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) has announced the winners of its 2013 Student Practitioner Case Report Contest. This year, the grand-prize Gold Award has been awarded to Jennifer Nielson from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Body Bliss Launches Aroma Design Bar and Aromatherapy App
Leading natural-product manufacturer Body Bliss has introduced a new concept in spa aromatherapy: the Aroma Design Bar with Intentional Aromatherapy App
100th Massage Heights Location Opens in Iowa
Massage Heights, a family-owned membership-based massage franchise company that helps people elevate the everyday and lead a balanced life through professional, convenient and affordable therapeutic massage and facial services, opened its 100th location, Massage Heights Iowa River Landing in Coralville, Iowa.
Aromatherapy, Hot Springs Among 2014 Spa and Wellness Trends
Spafinder Wellness 365 has released its 11th annual trends report of the top 10 spa and wellness trends spanning the globe, focusing on where, why and how people will spa, exercise and get their wellness on in the year ahead.
Massage Therapists: Win Massage Therapy Accessories from Comfort Craft
MASSAGE Magazine is kicking off the new year by offering its Facebook fans a chance to win massage therapy accessories from Comfort Craft.
Massage Therapy Foundation Announces 2013 Practitioner Case Report Contest Winners
The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) has announced the winners of its 2013 Practitioner Case Report Contest. This year's grand-prize Gold Award has been awarded to Angela Burke from Boulder, Colorado. Laura E. Allen from Rutherfordton, North Carolina, received the Silver Award.
Yoga Teachers: Win a Yoga Mat from YMAT Pro
Yoga Insurance Plus is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win yoga workout mats from YMAT Pro in its January Facebook Giveaway.
Massage Therapy Foundation Selects Team of Runners for 2014 Boston Marathon
The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) has announced its 2014 Boston Marathon Running for Research Team. The runners are: Kathy Laskye, Kristen Lutz and Karen Moers.
BestMassage Installs Solar Panels, Committed to Eco-Friendly Practices
BestMassage recently installed solar panels on its office's roof, by Earth Wind and Solar Energy, to produce a good portion of its energy needs. The company is committed to green practices, big and small, from reusing and recycling in its massage warehouse to sourcing sustainable and organic massage products and massage tables.
Massage Envy Spa Launches Sweepstakes to Help People Achieve New Year's Wellness Goals
Many people are making New Year's resolutions to improve their health and well-being. Massage Envy Spa, a national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, has launched its annual New Year, New You sweepstakes to help people achieve their wellness goals.
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MASSAGE Magazine Online Community Looking for PR Sources, Authors, Expert Massage Contributors
Massage Therapists: Win a Massage-Stone Package from Med-Stone Enterprises LLC
Massage Magazine Insurance Plus is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win a massage-stone package from Med-Stone Enterprises LLC, as part of its December Facebook Giveaway.
Massage Therapists: Win a Self-Care Set from MassageBlocks.com
MASSAGE Magazine is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win a trigger-point self-care set, courtesy of MassageBlocks.com. To be eligible to win, applicants must Like the Facebook pages of MASSAGE Magazine and MassageBlocks.com.
Massage Therapy Foundation Unveils New Website
The Massage Therapy Foundation unveiled its new website this past fall. You can view the updated website at www.massagetherapyfoundation.org.
NCBTMB Board Certification is Equivalent to 33 College Credits Toward Massage Therapy Degree
For the first time, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) board certificants will be awarded college credit toward a degree.
American Massage Therapy Association Elects National Board
The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has announced the results of its 2013 national election, conducted electronically among its professional members.
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.
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.
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