BIOTONE Funds Massage Therapy Foundation Projects

BIOTONE announced on Sept. 26, at the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) National Convention, a $10,000 donation to support two of the Massage Therapy Foundation’s 2007 annual community service projects that provide massage for people in need.

BIOTONE is a manufacturer of quality massage oils, creams, lotions, gels and spa body -treatment products. The Massage Therapy Foundation is a public charity that advances the knowledge and practice of massage by supporting scientific research, education and community service.

“Through our community service grants we are making a positive impact and spreading goodwill by bringing touch therapies to people who are suffering," said Diana L. Thompson, president of the Massage Therapy Foundation. "BIOTONE’S continued generous support is contributing greatly to our achieving our goal."

The BIOTONE-funded projects focus on massage therapy for gynecology patients and for the disabled, according to a company press release. The funding comes from a promotional fundraiser conducted earlier in the year in which BIOTONE allocated a percentage of each customer’s purchase to the projects.

In “Massage Therapy for Post-Operative Gynecology and Gynecology-Oncology Patients,” Ann Charles-Craft of Virginia Commonwealth University will provide massage-therapy services to all post-operative gynecology and gynecology-oncology patients on the women’s surgical care wing at the University’s Health System to determine the ability of massage therapy to reduce pain and anxiety.

“Ventures in Therapeutic Massage for Developmentally Disabled Adults,” conducted by Kathryn Greschner of Cornerstone Ministries, will expand the ministry's care options to include massage therapy sessions for individuals, their caretakers and staff.