Jean Shea and BIOTONE Honored for Product Innovation

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BIOTONE announces that Jean Shea, founder and CEO, was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame for contributing to the massage therapy industry through product innovation. BIOTONE also was recognized as “The 2009 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Institution of the Year.”

“I am honored to be among industry professionals recognized for their contributions to massage therapy,” said Shea. “Bringing innovation to the industry was my personal goal nearly 30 years ago when I established BIOTONE. Developing products to help massage therapists excel and also advance the industry continues to drive me and in turn the company.”

The Massage Therapy Hall of Fame honors individuals and organizations that invent a modality or integral product for the massage profession. Shea and BIOTONE were honored for innovation in developing Dual-Purpose Massage Creme, a revolutionary product combining the features of oil and a lotion. Dual-Purpose Massage Creme was one of the first lotions mass produced for the massage profession over 28 years ago and still is widely used today.

“We are very proud that Jean Shea and BIOTONE have joined the Hall of Fame,” said Mike Hinkle, Hall of Fame founder. “We want to recognize as many people in the industry as we can. Now with the addition of ‘Pioneers of Massage’ to our program, we will be inducting more industry notables into the Hall of Fame, whose achievements will serve to inspire future generations of massage therapy professionals.”

About the World Massage Festival and Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

The World Massage Festival and Massage Therapy Hall of Fame honor individuals who build the bridges for the massage therapy profession, educate the general public about massage, and educate therapists about different types of massage. Information is available at


BIOTONE, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is the leading manufacturer of superior quality professional massage oils, cremes, lotions, gels as well as spa body, face and foot treatment products. Founded in 1980, BIOTONE is a family-run, woman-owned business. The company sells its products in the US and Internationally. More information can be found at or by calling 800.445.6457