KANSAS CITY, MO (February 12, 2010) – Wellspring | MTTI was one of only two national recipients of BIOTONE’s $2,500 grant that recognizes exemplary volunteer programs that provide massage therapy to members of the community.

In its community outreach program, WellSpring won for providing massage to a patrol unit of the Kansas City Police Department that works in one of the city’s most dangerous and crime-filled zones. The officers in the unit are under huge amounts of stress and sit in their vehicles for long periods of time.

“We are thrilled that our community service project with the Kansas City Police Department was recognized,” says Jennipher Walters, WellSpring marketing director. “We plan to continue the program in 2010, and hope that other schools around the country are inspired to give back to their local police departments as massage therapy is extremely beneficial to their wellbeing.”

The BIOTONE Community Outreach Award, established in 2007, rewards two massage therapy schools each year for helping their community, providing students with unique, hands-on training experiences and advancing public awareness of the value of massage therapy for a range of healing needs. In making its selection, BIOTONE evaluates the impact of a school’s program on the community, benefits to recipients and ability to meet stated goals.The Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI) in Washington, DC, was the other recipient of the grant.

“We congratulate these two institutions for the contribution to their communities,” says Jean Shea, BIOTONE founder and CEO. “Massage therapy is about caring for and helping individuals. This empathy inspires a strong spirit of volunteerism among our industry professionals.”

About WellSpring
WellSpring is a career school dedicated to the field of natural health and wellness. Helping our graduates create exceptional holistic careers for more than 21 years, WellSpring teaches the science and the art of helping clients achieve optimal health and longevity, whether it’s as a massage therapist, certified personal trainer, nutrition counselor or energy practitioner. Students earn more than a diploma when they graduate from MTTI-WellSpring—they acquire a depth of understanding about themselves and the know-how to help others “live well.” For more information, please call 816-523-9140 for information about the Kansas City campus at 9140 Ward Parkway, Suite 100, or 785-856-3903 for information regarding the Lawrence campus, at 947 New Hampshire. Additional information can be found at www.MTTI.net.

BIOTONE, headquartered in San Diego, is the leading manufacturer of quality massage oils, crèmes, lotions and gels, as well as spa body and face and foot treatment products. Founded in 1980, BIOTONE is a family-run, woman-owned business. The company sells its products in the US and internationally. For more information on BIOTONE, please visit www.biotone.com or call 1-800-445-6457.