North American conference operator hosts leading conference uniting the world of wellness

ONE Concept to Host American Massage, Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Spa Conference, MASSAGE MagazineSan Diego, CA. The ONE Concept Group has announced the second annual American Massage, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, & Spa Conference Sept. 13 through 15 in San Diego, California. Committed to an interdisciplinary approach to wellness, ONE Concept is the only conference that bridges the realms of massage, chiropractic, acupuncture and spa.

“One Concept extends the reach of practitioners into other disciplines,” says Scott Dartnall, president of ONE Concept Group. “Our goal is to achieve ONE voice in the field of progressive health care by uniting the growing community of holistic practitioners. Last year’s conference set the standard for an integrated model of wellness that can truly expand and enhance the business of any natural health practitioner.”

More than 2,000 natural health practitioners and business owners attended last year’s San Diego conference. The ONE Concept Conference is ideal for massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and holistic practitioners wanting integrative, hands-on education to develop a holistic approach to wellness. The three day event features education and networking with “heavy-hitters” in the world of spa, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic and holistic health.

“Performance Health continues to be a proud supporter of One Concept and their commitment to unite our growing communities,” stated Marshall Dahneke, President and CEO of Performance Health—parent company of Biofreeze.”

Conference Highlights:

ONE Concept Community Room

The ONE Concept Community Room makes its debut at the San Diego Conference. Bringing the holistic health community together, the Community Room featured treatments with world class practitioners, hands-on, practical education and intimate networking via the Community Mentoring Room.

“We are also inviting the general public to experience the Community Room on Sunday,” says Monica Pasinato-Forchielli, vice president of ONE Concept. “Introducing massage and natural health enthusiasts to experience the benefits of holistic health modalities will encourage careers in the industry and a new generation of consumers to seek our services.”

Industry partnerships

In line with ONE Concept’s inclusive approach, the conference has secured several high profile partnerships. MPA Media, an integrated publishing company serving alternative health and wellness professions, is the global media partner.

Resource partner sponsors include American3B Scientific, Biofreeze®, BIOTONE®, Bon Vital, Massage Envy. Education partners include the Day Spa Association, The Spa Connection, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) and Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS). The conference has received approval for massage therapy continuing education (CE) classes through NCBTMB and for chiropractic through SCUHS. Attendees will receive credit for all designated massage therapy classes approved through NCBTMB .

Charitable efforts

ONE Concept is proud to host the Second Annual Charity Golf Invitational to benefit Make-A-Wish® San Diego.

“Make a Wish is a personal cause of mine,” says Dartnall. “My son was granted a wish and it made a huge impact on his life. Make-A-Wish helped to change our lives for the better, and we want to pay it forward.”

ONE Concept is also awarding four $500 student grants from the Helping Hands Gifts for Growth program. Established by BIOTONE and Biofreeze, the program helps massage students offset the cost of their education and encourage them to seek advanced education.

Student Day

As at all ONE Concept Conferences, students receive complimentary access on Friday “Student Day.” School administrators and instructors receive free access when accompanied by their students or if they attend the One Concept school rally.

About ONE Concept

The ONE Concept Group is the organizing body for the American and Canadian Massage, Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Spa Conferences, held in Atlanta, Georgia; San Diego, California; and Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada. Committed to an interdisciplinary approach to wellness, we promote a practical, hands-on, integrative approach to holistic health. Our core value is sustainability of the healing arts and the planet.