Winning massage schools to receive $2,500 grants for community volunteer service

SAN DIEGO, CA – Feb. 16, 2010 – BIOTONE has launched its 2010 Edu-Partner Community Outreach Award Program. Now in its fourth year, the BIOTONE program awards two massage schools $2,500 grants for their community volunteer massage therapy programs conducted during the year. BIOTONE will announce the 2010 recipients in early 2011.

BIOTONE established the Community Outreach Award Program in 2007 to reward massage therapy schools for helping their communities, providing students with unique, hands-on training and advancing public awareness of the healing value of massage. In making its selection, BIOTONE evaluates a program’s impact on the community, benefits to recipients and ability to meet stated goals.

The BIOTONE Community Outreach Award is part of the company’s Edu-Partner initiative. BIOTONE helps schools raise their visibility among prospective students, and schools participate with the company in joint marketing activities. More than 800 schools participate in the BIOTONE Edu-Partner program.

2009 Award Recipients

Recipients of the 2009 BIOTONE Award included the Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI), Washington, D.C., whose community outreach program provides students with opportunities to work with people in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia who never have been exposed to massage or are unable to receive regular massage therapy. The second 2009 grant recipient, MTTI-WellSpring in Kansas City, Mo., provided massage to a patrol unit of the Kansas City Police Department that works in one of the city’s most dangerous and crime-filled areas.

Submission for the BIOTONE Community Outreach Award runs through Dec. 31, 2010.

All community service programs must be completed by the end of the year. For an application form, go to


BIOTONE, headquartered in San Diego, California, is a leading manufacturer of superior quality professional massage oils, cremes, lotions and 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 U..S and internationally. More information can be found at or by calling (800) 445-6457.