Each year, the World Massage Festival (www.worldmassagefestival.com) organizers choose massage professionals to induct into its Hall of Fame. The 2013 Hall of Fame inductees received a plaque and accolades at the festival in Long Beach, California, in August. They are:

• Lauren Berry (1917–1983), developed The Berry Method

• Taya Countryman, developed Structural Relief Therapy

• James Craft, founder of Comfort Craft Inc. massage-table company

• Irene Diamond, developed Active Myofascial Therapy

• Margaret Elke, massage therapist and educator

• C.G. Funk, vice president of industry relations and product development for Massage Envy Ltd. franchise company

• Glynn Hymel, professor and former chair of the department of psychology at Loyola University New Orleans

• Patrick Ingrassia, massage therapist and educator

• Kate Jordan, developed Bodywork for the Childbearing Year

• Nancy Kahalewai, founded the Hawaiian Islands School of Body Therapies

• Kathie King (1948–2010), initiated massage programs for drug-exposed infants

• Dora Kunz (1882-1967), co-developed Therapeutic Touch

• Michele Merhib, founded Elements Therapeutic Massage franchise company

• Terry Norman, serves on the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork exam committee

• Boris Prilutsky, founded the South California Health Institute school of massage

• Robert Schleip, directs the Fascia Research Project of Ulm University in Germany

• Al Schatz (1920-2005), professor of science education at Temple University

• Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917), developed osteopathy

• Elaine Stillerman, developed MotherMassage: Massage During Pregnancy

• Randolph Stone (1890-1981), developed polarity therapy

• John F. Thie, developed Touch for Health kinesiology

• Joel Tull, sports-massage therapist and educator

• Ariana Vincent, massage therapist and educator

• Katherine Warner, American Massage Therapy Association-Kentucky board member

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