Akron, Ohio – February 16, 2018 In 2018, Performance Health and Massage Envy will award eight $1,000 grants to massage therapy students as part of the Successful Hands Grant Program. In addition, each winner’s school will receive a $500 grant and a $500 product package. Since its inception in 2014, this grant program has awarded over $45,000 to students and their schools.

The grant application process requires students to answer the question, “What is your motivation for becoming a massage therapist?” Applications must be received by October 15, 2018 and are accepted online at www.SuccessfulHandsGrants.com. Winners will be notified no later than December 15, 2018.

“Performance Health is excited to again partner with Massage Envy on this very special program that supports the massage therapy profession. Providing an opportunity to help establish and further the careers of another group of talented and dedicated massage therapy students is an honor and a privilege,” said Craig Hall, Director Sales and Marketing, Massage and Spa, Performance Health. “We can’t wait to read all the great stories from the applicants and learn about their passion for the healing power of massage.”

“Professional massage therapists have incredible power to change lives,” said Joe Magnacca, CEO of Massage Envy Franchising. “Their work helps people feel better, stay well and do more. So it’s an honor to be part of the Successful Hands Grant program and help put the goal of becoming a professional massage therapist within reach for more students.”

“We would also like to recognize and thank our selection committee, which is once again made up of some of the most highly respected names in our industry,” concluded Mr. Hall.

2018 Successful Hands Grant Program Selection Committee Members

  • Julie Keller Callaghan, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, American Spa
  • Scott Dartnall, President and CEO, One Concept
  • Mae Manacap-Johnson, Editor, The Gospel of Beauty
  • Karen Menehan, Editor in Chief, MASSAGE Magazine
  • Michelle Medaris, Associate Editor, Massage Today
  • Leslie Young, ABMP, Vice President of Communication and Professional Outreach

Communication materials to aid schools in sharing this program with their students are also available at www.SuccessfulHandsGrants.com.

About Massage Envy

Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a national franchisor and, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage and skincare services, and proprietary assisted stretching service, Total Body Stretch. The Massage Envy franchise system is, collectively, the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians, with more than 35,000 dedicated wellness professionals that provide best-in-class service to over 1.65 million members. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 1,180 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 100 million massages and facials.

About Performance Health

Performance Health is the largest specialty distributor and manufacturer of branded products and solutions for rehabilitation, recovery, and sports medicine in the world. The Performance Health brand family includes the well-known and highly recognized brand names – Bon Vital’, Biofreeze, TheraBand, Cramer, Active Ankle, Perform, and Hygenic. Performance Health is proud of the ability to serve anyone including those recovering from an injury, to those suffering from pain, to weekend warriors, to elite athletes, to healthcare professionals…and everyone in between. For each person, our purpose is simple: help them feel good, perform better, and live great!


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