Successful Hands logosThe Successful Hands Grant Program™ supports massage therapy students and their schools. In 2017, program sponsors Biofreeze®, Massage Envy® and Bon Vital® will award eight $1,000 grants to massage therapy students. In addition, each winner’s school will receive a $500 grant and a $500 product package. Since its inception in 2014, this grant program has awarded over $40,000 to students and their schools.
“Massage Envy franchised locations are collectively the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians and partner with accredited schools to nurture and grow the next generation of therapeutic service providers,” said Jen Bonfilio, Divisional Vice President, Employee Brand at Massage Envy. “That’s why we are excited to sponsor this grant program and to support the passionate community of professional therapists who bring wellness to millions of people.”
The grant application process requires students to complete an essay of 200 words on “What being a successful massage therapist means to me.” Applications must be received by October 15, 2017 and are accepted online at Winners will be notified no later than December 1, 2017.
“I believe this program continues to be successful because of the wonderful support it receives from so many in our profession, starting with the highly respected individuals serving on the selection committee,” added Lynda Solien-Wolfe, Vice President Massage and Spa, Performance Health. “This year’s committee members are –
  • Julie Keller Callaghan, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, American Spa
  • Scott Dartnall, President and CEO, One Concept
  • Mae Manacap-Johnson, Senior Editor, Pulse; International SPA Association 
  • Karen Menehan, Editor in Chief, MASSAGE Magazine
  • Michelle Medaris, Associate Editor, Massage Today
  • Leslie Young, ABMP, Vice President Communication”
“We are truly grateful for their work on the committee. Last year, we received over 750 applications. And although choosing just eight winners is a challenge, I’ve been told it’s an uplifting experience to read what these students are doing to make our world a better place. We encourage all massage therapy students to participate in this program and wish them all the best of luck,” concluded Ms. Solien-Wolfe.
Communication materials to aid schools in sharing this program with their students are also available at Like us on Facebook

About Massage Envy

Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a national franchisor, and through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage and skincare services. With its membership model, Massage Envy believes total body care is an integral part of everyone’s well-being journey. The Massage Envy franchise system is, collectively, the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians with more than 25,000 dedicated professionals that provide best-in-class service to over 1.65 million members. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 1,150 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 100 million massages and facials. The company was recently ranked No. 1 Best Franchise with an initial investment of $500,001 and up by Forbes. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter @MassageEnvy and Facebook

About Performance Health

Performance Health is a global health, wellness and self-care company. The Performance Health brands include Biofreeze®, TheraBand®, Cramer®, Bon Vital’®, Perform®, and Thera°Pearl. Biofreeze® Pain Reliever is the #1 clinically recommended topical analgesic. Millions of users rely on Biofreeze to relieve back, neck, shoulder, joint and arthritis pain. No other topical analgesic is backed by as much supporting research in today’s marketplace for cold therapy pain relief. Bon Vital’ is dedicated to delivering the highest quality massage therapy and body care products to massage and spa professionals and their clients.