Award presented at the American Massage Conference

Ann Catlin Receives 2012 Performance Health / ONE Concept Humanitarian Award, MASSAGE MagazineAkron, Ohio – June 4, 2012 – Ann Catlin, founder and director of the Center for Compassionate Touch, received the 2012 Performance Health / ONE Concept Humanitarian Award at the American Massage Conference (AMC) in San Diego, California. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant, enduring contributions to humanity.

Bob Poirier, vice president of commercial operations for Performance Health, had the honor of presenting the award to Catlin. “This year’s honoree has focused her efforts on the elder population through her business and as a result, has promoted healing, relieved pain and provided comfort to those living with the effects of aging, disease and disabilities. She has truly enriched the lives of countless individuals.”

In addition to honoring Catlin at the AMC, Performance Health provided her with a check for $1,000 check to be awarded to the charity of her choice, the Massage Therapy Foundation.

“The Massage Therapy Foundation has done so much to help the massage profession gain credibility through research, while enabling therapists to reach out to underserved people by funding Community Service Grants,” Catlin said. “I love that therapists have a way to access our homeless, our frail elders, our disabled, and others whose lives are uplifted by the gift of touch.”

About The Center for Compassionate Touch

The Center for Compassionate Touch LLC is an organization that provides training for massage therapists and other health professionals. Compassionate Touch® is a hands-on complementary approach for those in eldercare, hospice and palliative care. It combines focused touch and sensitive massage with specialized communication skills to enhance the quality of life for those in later life stages.

About ONE Concept

ONE Concept is committed to improving the health and well being of this planet as a whole through the commitment of our industry’s leading practitioners, educators, manufacturers, clients and leaders by providing education, sustainable product development, networking, marketing and training. Our mission is to unite this growing community so that we achieve ONE voice in the field of Progressive Health Care. Through respect and love for each other in all our diversity, united we elevate the health of our businesses, our lives and our planet.

About The American Massage Conference

The American Massage Conference (AMC) is North America’s newest exhibition of massage products, continuing education and new business opportunities for therapists of all disciplines.

About Performance Health

Featuring leading brands like Thera-Band®, Biofreeze® and the new Pedigenix® Foot Care System, Performance Health offers a broad portfolio of products for the therapy, rehabilitation, wellness, massage, podiatric and performance markets. In addition to market-leading products, Performance Health provides practice building support, evidence-based protocols, clinical and product education, turn-key dispensing and pain-management solutions.