Bolingbrook, IL. Massage Warehouse Sanctuary made a charitable contribution of $10,750 to the Massage Therapy Foundation during the American Massage Therapy Association’s (AMTA) national convention in Fort Worth, Texas. It was Massage Warehouse Sanctuary’s largest single philanthropic donation to date.
“We are pleased to support the Massage Therapy Foundation in their mission to advance the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by funding scientific research, education and community service,” stated Earl DeCarli, president and CEO of Scrip Companies, the parent company of Massage Warehouse. “For example, the foundation’s grant to research the role of massage therapy to potentially alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy could be groundbreaking in helping cancer patients attain a higher quality of life during treatment.”
“Through our philanthropic arm, Massage Warehouse Sanctuary, we have a long history of supporting a variety of worthy organizations, educational institutions and research efforts. We are honored that Massage Warehouse Sanctuary and our partners can help the foundation fund valuable community service grants such as providing massages for people made homeless by Hurricanes Irene and Lee and for the wounded warriors of Iraq and Afghanistan.”
“Massage Warehouse Sanctuary has been a very valued sponsor of the foundation for years. I am thrilled by the level of their contribution this year,” stated Ruth Werner, outgoing president of the Massage Therapy Foundation. “This gift will significantly advance the foundation’s ability to support research on the importance and benefit of massage therapy, to provide the healing touch of massage to underserved populations in our country, and to further educate the industry on the value and need for research.”
Funds for the contribution came from corporate partners, as well as donations in the form of prize raffles by recent AMTA trade-show attendees.
The following contributing sponsors support the Massage Warehouse Sanctuary:
- Massage Warehouse
- Biofreeze/Performance Health
- Bon Vital
- Core Products
- MASSAGE Magazine
- Massage and Bodywork Magazine (ABMP)
- Soothing Touch
- Anatomy Supply Partners
- At Peace Media
- Day Spa Association
- Master Home Products
- Naturich Labs
- Spa Specialties
About Massage Warehouse Sanctuary
Massage Warehouse Sanctuary is the philanthropic arm of Massage Warehouse and has a long history of giving back to the massage therapy community. Massage Warehouse, the market leading supplier and one-stop shop for massage therapy professionals, is a division of Scrip Companies, a leading direct marketing and ecommerce specialty distributor serving the massage therapy, spa, chiropractic, physical therapy/rehabilitation and consumer home health-and-wellness markets.
About the Massage Therapy Foundation
Although two separate organizations, the Massage Therapy Foundation was founded by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) in 1990 with the mission of advancing the profession by granting funds for research, community service, education initiatives and conferences.