Massage Therapy Foundation Releases 'Rise' and 'Shine' Music Albums, MASSAGE MagazineEvanston, IL – Nov. 28, 2011 – The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) has announced the release of two musical albums, titled Rise and Shine, available on CD exclusively through Massage Warehouse. Because of Massage Warehouse’s generosity, all proceeds from the sale of the albums will support the foundation’s programs, which advance the profession through massage research, education and community service.

The albums are available for $15 each or one of each for $25. You can purchase the albums through this link.

Both albums are composed of music created by musicians in the massage therapy profession. The Rise album includes a wide variety of musical genres including acoustic, bluegrass and light rock. The Shine album is comprised of songs suitable for relaxation or to be played during a massage (running time 69 minutes). All of the artists on both albums donated their songs in support of the foundation and its work.

Massage Therapy Foundation Releases 'Rise' and 'Shine' Music Albums, MASSAGE MagazineThe Rise and Shine albums were the brainchild of author, massage therapist and MTF supporter, Celia Bucci, who lead the project coordination with MTF staff. “When I learned how many of our colleagues are active, creative artists I decided to revisit my past work as a producer and create a product that would showcase our talents and raise funds for MTF.”

The foundation is grateful for the support of Dari Lewis and Ananda Massage Training for their sponsorship of a portion of the costs associated with the production of Rise and Shine. The foundation is also grateful to the following artists for their musical contributions:


  • Xochitl Vinaja
  • Christopher Alvarado
  • Rebecca Barnett and Hesham Moustafa
  • Celia Bucci
  • Sydney McClune and Michael Hamm
  • Max Highstein
  • Laura Allen
  • Nancy Parambo
  • Alice Sanvito
  • Sandy Grover Mason
  • Dari Lewis
  • Marianne Potje


  • Art Lindemanis
  • Mike Wall
  • David Lauterstein
  • Shardad
  • David Michael
  • George Skaroulis
  • Erin Jacobsen
  • Dean and Dudley Evenson
  • Michael Stening Jr.
  • Max Highstein
  • Christopher Bernabei

The Massage Therapy Foundation advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education and community service. To learn more, visit

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