Recent News and Legislative Updates

2015 Successful Hands Grant Program Winners Announced

Biofreeze, Massage Envy Spa, and Bon Vital’ announced the winners of their second annual Successful Hands Grant Program. The program supports professional massage therapy students in their educational pursuits. Applicants were asked to complete a 200-word essay on the topic, “What being a successful massage therapist means to me.” Each winner received a $1,000 grant, and each winner’s school received a $1,000 grant package.
The winners are:

Massage Therapy Foundation Announces 2016 Conference

The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) will be hosting its triennial International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC) May 12–15, 2016, at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington.

This is the fourth research conference the MTF has hosted, and the attendance is expected to be between 300 and 400 people from across the United States and abroad.

Massage & Bodywork Nov/Dec Digital Edition Available

The November/December 2015 digital edition of Massage & Bodywork magazine is now available.

In this issue: 

Massage for Moms-to-Be

Massaging a pregnant woman is an honor and a privilege, and this rewarding specialty comes with tremendous responsibility. Explore how competent and appropriate training is essential for the safety of mother and baby.

Massage Therapy Foundation Looking for Qualified Runners for 2016 Boston Marathon

The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) announced today that the John Hancock Nonprofit Marathon Program has granted them three invitational entries (bibs) for the 2016 Boston Marathon. 

The Foundation is looking for three qualified runners to be a part of Team MTF—Running for Research. The selected runners will have a chance to participate in this event, as well as raise money for the MTF.

Reiki Program for Veterans with PTSD Receives State Funding

A Seattle-based reiki program received funds from Washington state’s Department of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans with free reiki training and treatments. The 9–12 month program teaches veterans how to soothe themselves using the harmonizing power of energy work, as well as strategies for turning the skill into a vocation through which they can help others and their communities.