SHandsLogo14Successful Hands Grant Program supports both students and schools.

Akron, OhioThe Successful Hands Grant Program, launched through the collaborative efforts of Biofreeze, Massage Envy Spa and Bon Vital’, supports professional massage therapy students and their schools. Students can apply for one of five $1,000 grants, and each winner’s school will receive a $500 grant and a $500 product package.

 The grant application process requires students to complete an essay of 200 words or less on “What does being a successful massage therapist mean to me?” Applications must be received by October 15 and will be accepted online at beginning June 1.

 “Since our inception, Massage Envy Spa has been dedicated and committed to massage therapy schools and students. The work that students are learning is very important for the health and wellness of Americans across this country,” stated CG Funk, vice president of Industry Relations and Product Development for Massage Envy Spa Franchising. “We believe deeply in the healing power of touch and commend massage therapy students for choosing this life-changing career. Submit an application, inspire us with your hopes and aspirations, and you may be one of the lucky recipients of a Successful Hands grant.”

 The grant funds can be used for program fees, books and supplies, licensing, association membership or to purchase product and equipment. A team of industry representatives will review the submissions to choose the five winners. Winners will be notified no later than December 1.

“We recognize that the health, vitality and strength of any profession are a function of the people who make up that profession. By supporting massage schools and their students, we know that we’re making an investment that benefits us all,” added Marshal Dahneke, president and CEO of Performance Health for Biofreeze and Bon Vital’ brands. “We encourage all massage therapy students to participate in this program and wish them all the best of luck.”


About Massage Envy Spa

Massage Envy Spa is the pioneer and national leader of affordable massage and spa services. Nearly a decade ago, Massage Envy Spa was launched to create a completely new category in the wellness industry. Our intention was to promote a healthy lifestyle through affordable massage and spa services. As it turned out, people liked this idea and there are now over 950 Massage Envy Spa locations in the United States. After almost 3 million facials, 70 million massages and nearly a decade as the industry leader, Massage Envy Spa holds true to our mission: To provide a pathway to wellness through professional, convenient and affordable massage therapy and spa services.


About Biofreeze Pain Reliever

Biofreeze Pain Reliever is the No. 1 clinically used and recommended topical analgesic. For over 20 years, Biofreeze products have been helping people reduce their pain and manage discomfort. This market leading topical analgesic provides relief for millions of individuals suffering from sore or strained muscles, shoulder and arm discomfort, neck, hip and leg pain, back pain, painful joints, ankle and foot pain, and pain associated with bruising or arthritis.


About Bon Vital’

At Bon Vital’, we use science and innovation to create products that are not only wellness for the skin, but also good for the environment, ensuring a better world for all of us to live in. Founded in 1988, the Bon Vital’ laboratory is a state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to bringing health care professionals superior quality and all natural & organic products. We design, manufacture and package all of our products in-house from formulas that we have developed.