Four massage therapy students received Helping Hands Gifts for Growth grants during Student Day at the American Massage Conference on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.

MiraCosta College student Maria Caldwell, International Professional School of Bodywork student John Smith, and National Holistic Institute students Heather Selby and Erika Mclellan were presented $500 Helping Hands grants by Jean Shea, founder and president, BIOTONE and Marshall Dahneke, CEO, Performance Health.

It was a pleasure to support the Helping Hands Gifts for Growth Grant Program at the ONE Concept American Massage, Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Spa Conference Student Day,” stated Scott Dartnall, president and CEO, ONE Concept. ‘The winning students were very excited as was everyone in attendance. We are grateful to BIOFREEZE and BIOTONE for their ongoing support of student programs and the massage therapy profession.”

The grant program, developed by BIOTONE and BIOFREEZE, supports professional massage therapy students in their educational pursuits or endeavors to launch a massage therapy practice. ONE CONCEPT, the conference organizer, partnered with BIOFREEZE and BIOTONE to promote the grant program during the conference.

Current massage therapy students can apply online for one of four $1,000 grants at