FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Inaugural Black Massage Therapist Conference Scheduled for Oct. 14
Queen Creek, AZ—Sept. 1, 2023—The First Annual Black Massage Therapist Conference will take place on October 14, 2023, in Charlotte, NC. Our theme this year is “Let’s Celebrate.” We will celebrate the changes that we are making in our industry and among our community.
The conference is for black massage therapists to feel a sense of belonging and community. Our mission is to form a community of black licensed massage therapists nationwide and worldwide. This community will network and provide a collaborative approach in how we can also educate the black communities on holistic health and wellness treatments and services.
Did you know there continues to be a disparity gap for Black Americans in the workplace, business and schools, with the massage industry being one of the leading industries? According to the 2019 US Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the massage therapy industry only 8.8% are Black Americans.
Research states that 83.6% of therapists are white Americans and 70% are women. Fewer than half of Black businesses were considered healthy before the pandemic, versus 73% for white-owned businesses. As of January 2022, just 4% of Black businesses were still open after 3.5 years, compared to the national average of 55%.
Lack of capital is a major factor hampering growth for Black businesses. Closing the gap is key to unlocking growth. The racial wealth gap is still so wide: the typical white family has eight times times the wealth of the typical Black family.
This event is a special event that is happening in our industry. As an attendee you have so many great offerings, including:
- Business Grant
- MBLEX study materials
- Paid MBlex Grant
- CE classes
- Swag bag items
- Professional Headshots
- Photo booths
- Raffle prizes
- NOW a special appearance by Benny Vaughn.
About 4 Nineteen Education & Training
4 Nineteen Education & Training mission is to embrace the pursuit of excellence both inside and outside the classroom. We facilitate a variety of continuing education massage curriculum to both licensed massage therapists and certified athletic trainers and also offer processes & protocols on marketing and business strategies to start-up businesses in these professions. For More information about 4 Nineteen Education & training visit 4 Nineteen Education & Training.