written by T. Kitahara

Massage therapist Paul Lewis does it again with his multi-language instructional DVD Dynamic Integrative Massage Techniques for the Upper Body, which won a Bronze Telly Award in this year’s 33rd Annual Telly Awards’ competition.

This high-definition DVD demonstrates and suggests advanced methods for treating clients along with ways of extending a career through safe and effortless delivery of techniques designed to minimize joint pain and stiffness that so many in the health industry comment about.

Lewis is a registered massage therapist with CMTO (Canada), NCBTMB (U.S.) certifications and is also an FHT (Europe) approved provider. He is the creator of the “Lewis Circles” self-care exercise for stiff neck and shoulders included in all of his DVDs. He is a reflexologist, international presenter, yoga and fitness instructor whose practice goal is to change the world one treatment at a time. Lewis’s first DVD on in-chair massage received two Telly awards and his latest won the People’s Telly Award special non-broadcast category judged by the public on YouTube’s People’s Telly Channel for public viewing.

It is a remarkable achievement that recognizes Lewis for his continued creative excellence. Furthermore, this advanced instructional DVD contains instructions in five languages, thus widening its audience base and the wealth of information that reaches out beyond the massage therapy profession to fitness specialists and other health care professionals.

The Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies. There are more than 200 categories and more than 10,000 entries yearly from all U.S. states and from five continents around the world. Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards honor the very best in film and video productions, Web videos, TV programs and commercials from the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world. Past winners include Harpo Studios, The WOW Factor, Inc., BET News, ESPN, Penn State University, Golf Channel, PGA Tour Productions, Discovery Communications, Sports Illustrated, The Weather Channel, Time Life, Warner Bros., Disney Destinations, NBC Universal, Small Guy Music, TV Guide Network, American Cancer Society, Fox Soccer Channel, Bass Pro Shops, Radio Television Hong Kong, Nickelodeon, Sony Pictures, Miami Dolphins and Microsoft to name a few. All judges of the 33rd Annual Telly Awards are members of the Silver Telly Council and are past winners.

Lewis received his congratulatory letter from Telly as soon as he arrived home from Europe, where he was promoting his DVD and conducting workshops on advanced Upper Body Techniques using Dynamic Angular Petrissage(DAP). Surprised, he commented, “I am so honored to receive this award and there are so many people I must thank for their involvement. This certainly propels my enthusiasm for the collaborative release of my forth DVD with colleague Bruce McKinnon focusing on Joint Mobilizations on both the Table and Chair, to be released this fall.”

The multilingual Advanced Upper Body Treatment Techniques instructional DVD featuring (DAP), Dynamic Integrative Massage Techniques for the Upper Body is being distributed worldwide in English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese. 

To view Lewis’ site and learn more about his DVDs, visit www.paullewis.ca.