New Freedom, PA (PRWEB) May 31, 2012. Oakworks Inc., the premier U.S. manufacturer of spa, massage and medical equipment, has announced the launch of Oakworks Blog, an entire website dedicated to free massage therapy continuing education materials featuring some of the top educators in the massage industry.
Over the course of the past year, nearly 140 videos have been recorded by more than 20 leading massage therapy continuing education providers. Each video is basically a mini massage workshop, typically lasting a few minutes and covering one area of a larger body of knowledge in depth. Viewers get a good idea of the massage technique and how it is done, along with the benefits for their clients. In addition to the company’s wildly popular educational series of massage therapy online continuing education video shorts, the site will feature educational articles and editorial content from many of the same educators that are featured in the videos.
A glossary of massage modality information is also in the works, aimed at providing potential students an overview of a variety of different modalities and giving them the knowledge that they need to take the first step towards a career in massage therapy. Every element of the blog site will be highly interactive, encouraging discussion and debate through a moderated comments section at the bottom of each page, allowing visitors to the site to interact with both the educators and each other in order to better understand the content.
“While high-quality massage tables and accessories are essential building blocks of a successful massage therapy career, we realize that the foundation is, and always will be, education,” said Jeff Riach, CEO of Oakworks. “Oakworks has always fostered great relationships with the industry’s top massage therapy continuing education providers, and we’ve done all that we can to give our customers the best possible experience to complement our superior quality products. The next logical step was to bring both sides of the equation together in a way that that benefits everyone involved.”
Riach went on to say, “Oakworks has been serving the massage therapy profession for 35 years, and it has been good to us. We wanted to give something back and I am a strong supporter of education in every facet of life. Being a lifelong learner, always finding new ways to do things and new things to do, is key to personal success and happiness. It is very gratifying to see we can make a difference.”
Oakworks plans to double the number of licensed massage therapist training instructors and massage workshop videos in the next year along with securing more outlets for distribution of this free massage therapy continuing education resource.
Oakworks Educational Series featured educators include Bruce Baltz, Carole Osborne, Claire Miller, Elaine Stillerman, Joe Muscolino, Judy Koch, Kate Jordan, Ralph Stephens, Susan Salvo, Taya Countryman, Walt Fritz, Allison Ishman, Anita Shannon, Bob DuVall, Debbie Roberts, Felicia Brown, Flo and Dallas Hancock, Francois Prizinski, Gloria Coppola, , Kathleen Gramzay, Nancy Porambo, Pat Mayrhofer, Patrick Ingrassia, Paul Lewis, Samuel Blechman, Stew Wild, and Katie Adams.
OAKWORKS® is the premier manufacturer of spa, massage, and medical equipment with more than 30 years of precision manufacturing experience and the best quality control in the industry. Known for design innovation, sophisticated engineering, quick turnaround time and a unique commitment to U.S. manufacturing and environmental wellness, OAKWORKS® is setting the global standard in the markets it serves. For more information, visit www.massagetables.com.