SEATTLE, WA – October 13, 2010 – The recent seminar “Whiplash, Spinal Trauma and the Personal Injury Case for Today’s Massage Practitioner” raised more than $10,000 for the Massage Therapy Foundation.

The foundation is thrilled with this significant donation, and is grateful to all of the sponsors and volunteers for their generous contributions, which made the seminar a success. Sponsors included Cortiva Institute, Performance Health, Massage Warehouse and Kinesio Taping. The workshop was attended by 40 students, and 12 acclaimed speakers donated their time and expertise. 

Diana L. Thompson, L.M.P., seminar coordinator, instructor and immediate past president of the Massage Therapy Foundation, said, “The atmosphere was quite festive; attendees loved knowing that their money was going to a good cause that would give back to them in the long run. All the presenters donated their time, making their presence feel special. The sponsors donated not only money to the foundation, but supplied giveaways to the attendees. One attendee said she felt like she was on the ‘Oprah Holiday’ show—lots of big-name presenters and great gifts that not only benefit the attendees, but their clients as well. Everyone benefited from the seminar.”

About the seminar

“Whiplash, Spinal Trauma and the Personal Injury Case for Today’s Massage Practitioner” focused on working with an integrative medical team, massage techniques for whiplash, insurance billing and record-keeping legal aspects of the personal injury case. Cortiva Institute donated the classroom space; Performance Health donated Biofreeze and foot rollers; Massage Warehouse donated CranioCradles and Theracane; and Kinesio Taping donated Kinesio Tape. The workshop was coordinated by Richard H. Adler, J.D., and Diana L. Thompson, L.M.P., who both also presented during the seminar. The 10 additional volunteer speakers were Andrew Cole, M.D.; Michael Downey, DC.;. Scott Olsen, P.T.; Taya Countryman, L.M.P.; Wimsey Cherrington, L.M.P.; Arik Gohl, L.M.P.; Diana Kincaid, L.M.P.; Richard Polishuk, L.M.P.; and Janice Jaynes and Ananda Cuadra from ASK US!

About the Massage Therapy Foundation

The Massage Therapy Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity, with a mission to advance the knowledge and practice of massage by supporting scientific research, education, and community service. For more information, visit