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As president of the American Massage Therapy Association from 1986 to 1990, Robert K. “Bob” King did much to propel massage from the “masseuse” age to the road toward becoming a respected health profession. King died July 5, in his sleep.

On July 15, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) announced there will be a celebration of King’s life on July 28, in Chicago, Illinois. The AMTA also noted King’s family “requests that, in lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Bob can make a donation in his name to the Massage Therapy Foundation.”

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The Chicago Tribune today published his obituary. King was also co-founder of the Chicago School of Massage. Click here to read the Chicago Tribune article.