Jacksonville, Florida—Nov. 1, 2023—Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards has named MASSAGE Magazine the winner of a 2023 Eddie Award, which honors editorial excellence. The magazine’s Sept. 2022 issue (#316), themed Career Success, was awarded first place in the category of Full Issue, B2B, Medical/Healthcare/Nursing. The awards were announced Oct. 27.

Finalists represent the highest-scoring entries per category, adjudicated by qualified editorial and design professionals, according to a Folio statement.

“Being awarded a first-place Eddie Award in the 2023 contest is a testament to the quality of material created by the therapists, experts and educators in the massage field, as these people wrote much of the content published in this issue,” said MASSAGE Magazine Editor-in-Chief Karen Menehan.

The articles published in the Sept. 2022 issue (#316), reflecting the theme of “Career Success,” were:

“Career Success: The Independent Practitioner” — Author: Michael Koplen, DC, LMT

“Career Success: The Employed Practitioner” — Author: Karen Menehan

“Am I Really an Independent Contractor?” — Author: Allison M. Payne

“Next Steps: Advanced Business Strategies – Build a Business that Takes Care of Your Needs Too” — Author: Amy Bradley Radford, LMT, BCTMB

“Authority, the Most Important Element of Effective Marketing” — Author: Melinda Hastings, LMT, BCTMB

“Squeezing In: Understanding How You Fit into Your Marketplace” — Author: Kelly Bowers

Palliative Massage: A Growing Need for Caring Touch to Relieve Suffering” — Author: Cindy Spence, MPH, LMT

“Top 7 Ways to Create Effective Holiday Promotions” — Author: Cherie Sohnen-Moe

“The Secret Serratus Society: Freeing the Breath Under the Shoulder” — Author: Thomas Myers

(Some headlines have been rewritten for digital purposes.)

In 2022 MASSAGE Magazine won first place in the FOLIO: Eddie & Ozzie category of Full Issue, B2B, Health & Wellness for its August 2021 issue #303, themed Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

About MASSAGE Magazine: Established in 1985, MASSAGE Magazine has been in publication longer than any other massage magazine and is the preferred trade publication for massage therapists. MASSAGE Magazine publishes articles on technique, business, news, self-care, research and more. MASSAGE Magazine is the parent company of Massage Magazine Insurance Plus, which offers liability insurance and member benefits.


Karen Menehan, Editor-in-Chief

MASSAGE Magazine