SAN DIEGO, CA – April 21, 2011:  BIOTONE today launched its 2011 Edu-Partner Community Outreach Award Program. Now in its fifth year, the BIOTONE program awards two massage schools $2500 grants for their community volunteer massage therapy programs conducted during the year. BIOTONE will announce the 2011 recipients in early 2012.

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. Over 800 schools participate in the BIOTONE Edu-Partner program.

2010 Award Recipients

Recipients of the 2009 BIOTONE Award included the Boulder College of Massage Therapy whose Service Learning Program founded in 1979 sends students into the community to provide massage to local organizations, including the Boulder Veterans Counseling Center, Longmont United Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House (RMH). The student body provides on average over 5,000 hours of volunteer service annually.

The Mind Body Institute of Nashville, Tenn., the second BIOTONE 2010 Community Outreach Award winning school, has sent three classes a year to Vanderbilt Medical Center since 1996 to perform free chair massage on three different floors. Each class goes for four hours at a time for six to eight weeks in a row, once a week.

Submission for the BIOTONE Community Outreach Award runs through December 31, 2011.

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


BIOTONE, headquartered in San Diego, Calif., is the leading manufacturer of quality massage oils, cremes, lotions and gels as well as spa body and face and foot treatment products. Founded in 1980, BIOTONE is an independently owned business. The company sells its products in the US and internationally. For more information on BIOTONE, please visit, or call 1-800-445-6457.