Program Helps Massage Therapists Who Have Limited Access to Continuing Education
SAN DIEGO–BIOTONE announces Access to Education, a scholarship program for professional massage therapists who have a strong commitment but limited access to continuing education. Selected applicants will receive funds to participate in a range of online courses offered by nationally recognized massage educator and author Whitney Lowe and his Orthopedic Massage Education & Research Institute (OMERI).
Unlike most Web-based instruction, OMERI’s unique courses combine the accessibility of an online program with the one-on-one attention necessary for student success. Each course integrates anatomy, kinesiology and clinical science in rehabilitation practice to help students develop essential skills for recognizing and treating numerous soft-tissue pathologies.
Eligible candidates for the BIOTONE Access to Education scholarship program must have a current Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) license and demonstrate limited geographical or financial access to continuing education programs. BIOTONE will offer scholarships on an ongoing basis. Candidates must complete an application form available at www.biotone.com/awards.
“Support for education is a basic tenet of BIOTONE’s corporate philosophy,” said Jean Shea, BIOTONE founder and CEO. “We believe that by investing in the education of our massage therapy professionals, we are investing in the future of massage therapy as an integral part of the wellness industry. We are constantly exploring new ways to partner with industry educators as well as support students in their pursuit of professional licensing and continuing education.”
In support of education, BIOTONE also participates in joint marketing activities with massage therapy schools through its Edu-Partner Program, which today includes over 800 schools, and partners with the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) in the Edu-Scholarship Fund. This annual Fund provides BIOTONE-funded scholarships to selected COMTA accredited schools, which in turn award them to promising massage students who have achieved educational excellence at the mid point in their training.
BIOTONE, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is the leading manufacturer of superior quality professional massage oils, cremes, lotions, gels as well as spa body and facial 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 www.biotone.com or by calling (800) 445-6457.