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

SAN DIEGO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BIOTONE has announced its 2012 Edu-Partner Community Outreach Award Program. Now in its sixth year, the BIOTONE program awards two massage schools $2,500 grants each for their community volunteer massage therapy programs conducted during the year. BIOTONE will announce the 2012 recipients in early 2013.

BIOTONE established the Community Outreach Award Program in 2007 to recognize 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.

Over the years, the BIOTONE program has awarded grants honoring a range of community outreach programs across the country. Grant recipients have demonstrated their community spirit by providing massage services to veterans, cancer patients and the economically disadvantaged, among others.

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.

Submission for the BIOTONE Community Outreach Award runs through Dec. 31, 2012. All community service programs must be completed by year end.


BIOTONE, headquartered in San Diego, California, 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 U.S. and internationally. For more information on BIOTONE, visit or call (800) 445-6457.