MASSAGE Magazine partnered with Erik Dalton, Ph.D., during the month of December to offer Facebook fans a chance to win an autographed copy of Dalton’s latest book, Advanced Myoskeletal Techniques, Second Edition.

Five Lucky Winners of MASSAGE Magazine’s December Giveaway Announced!, MASSAGE MagazineMASSAGE Magazine is kicking off its new year by announcing the five winners of its December Facebook giveaway: Adam Whitehead of Nashville, Tennessee; Cecilia Gohlke, D.C., of Houston, Texas; Kim Marie Patey of Tampa, Florida ; Tabitha Reed of Olive Hill, Kentucky; and Jill Weaver of Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. These five winners will receive an autographed copy of Advanced Myoskeletal Techniques, Second Edition, the latest book by Erik Dalton, Ph.D.

“I am so very, very excited about receiving this gift from MASSAGE Magazine and Erik Dalton!” said Whitehead. “I am really intrigued by the power of this type of work and I am really looking forward to the honor of having this information and knowledge passed along to me! This is an amazing and wonderful surprise to start off 2011!”

Adds Gohlke, “I am very excited to win Erik Dalton’s latest book. I have used some of his techniques with great success in my chiropractic and acupunture practice in Houston, Texas. Patients love these techniques. I am eager to learn more of them!”

Patey added, “I am so excited to have won the latest copy of Erik Dalton’s Advanced Myoskeletal Techniques. I often integrate acupuncture and clinical massage, and I know that his techniques will be beneficial to my practice.”

Dalton is founder of the Freedom From Pain Institute (, which is dedicated to the research and treatment of chronic pain conditions. His newest book features 344 pages, three new chapters and a new Myoskeletal Glossary of Terms.

“It’s an incredible feeling to be able to brighten someone’s day and reward him or her for being a part of this healing industry,” said Jennifer Whalen, managing editor of MASSAGE Magazine and associate editor of integrated media for “This gift from Erik Dalton, Ph.D., will inspire these five lucky winners to incorporate the new material into daily practice.”

MASSAGE Magazine launched its monthly giveaway Nov. 1, and each month a new prize will be featured. For January, five lucky Facebook fans will win a Biofreeze Sales Starter Kit by Performance Health/Hygenic Corporation.

About the Winners:

Cecilia Gohlke, D.C., is from Houston, Texas and has a background that includes 20 years of horseback riding and related injuries. These experiences led to a practical understanding of how chiropractic, manual therapy, acupuncture and nutrition are essential to pain relief, recovery and rehabilitation. She earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College and is board certified in chiropractic by the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners. For more information, visit

Kim Marie Patey, MASSAGE Magazine

Kim Marie Patey, A.P., L.M.T., is nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, as well as in esthiology. She is a member of the Florida State Oriental Medicine Association and American Massage Therapy Association. She specializes in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, nutrition and dietary counseling, clinical/medical massage, Swedish massage and spa services, such as facials and body wraps. She also has additional training in hot-stone massage, clinical aromatherapy, neuromuscular massage and Chinese herbal medicine. For more information, visit

Tabitha Reed has been a therapist for six years in Grayson, Kentucky. Although she says the there is only about 6,000 people in the whole county where she resides, she stays busy not only by providing massage, but by selling supplements and offering additional services. Reed says she incorporates her Polarity training, so that she can maintain a busy schedule. For more information, visit

Jill Weaver, MASSAGE MagazineJill Weaver, N.C.T.M., owns Body Kneads Therapeutic Massage in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, and practices out of her home. She says she believes everyone is in need of balance and more positive touch in their lives. As long as she can remember, Weaver always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, and because of these beliefs, she chose to retire her heels and business suits, leaving the corporate world after 19 years in the finance and human resources fields to embrace a hands-on profession helping others. She completed more than 600 hours of training as a massage therapist at the Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy. In addition to providing therapeutic, relaxation massage for the general public, she continually pursues additional training, so she can safely and effectively provide massage for seniors, mothers-to-be, athletes, cancer patients, those with fibromyalgia as well as better serve the needs of her current clientele.

Adam Whitehead, MASSAGE MagazineAdam Whitehead is a student at Cumberland Institute for Holistic Therapies in Nashville, Tennessee. At 30 years old, Whitehead is caretaker for his 90-year old grandfather. In 2010, he made a choice to follow his heart, get out of his head and let his instinctive touch guide him on his journey through life. He ventured through many paths of education and business opportunities that did not seem to fulfill him. Halfway through his current program of study, he says he is learning and growing in ways he did not expect and is blessed for the experience. He is scheduled to graduate by July 2011 and will be seeking a path that allows him to care for his grandfather, be financially sound and to spread the joy and gift of safe, nurturing and healing touch to others.

About MASSAGE Magazine

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About Erik Dalton

Erik Dalton, Ph.D. is executive director of the Freedom From Pain Institute and developer of Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques. He shares his therapeutic background in massage, Rolfing and osteopathy in his continuing-education workshops, home-study courses, books and videos.

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