2016 Successful Hands Grant Program Winners Announced

Biofreeze, Massage Envy, and Bon Vital' are pleased to announce the winners of their third annual collaborative Successful Hands Grant Program. This year’s program, launched in March, supported the professional massage therapy student in their educational pursuits. Students applied for one of eight $1,000 grants. In addition, each winner’s school receives a $1,000 grant package. All applicants were asked to complete a 200-word essay on “What being a successful massage therapist means to me.” The submission process closed on October 15, 2016.

“As evidenced by the quality of the submissions we received, our future is in the hands of very passionate and talented individuals," stated Lynda Solien-Wolfe, Vice President Massage and Spa, Performance Health. "Once again, it was truly a privilege to invest in these students’ futures through this collaborative grant program with Massage Envy." 

This year's winners are: 

Jessica Dunn, AR Therapeutic Massage Institute, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Cassandra Herrera, Academy for Massage Therapy Training, San Antonio, Texas

Sadie Robinson, North Country Community College, Saranac Lake, New York

Andrew Steigmeier, Finger Lakes School of Massage, Mount Kisco, New York

Lydia Tovar, American Career College, Long Beach, California

Andrew VanDeusen, National Institute of Massotherapy, Akron, Ohio

Whitney Waugh, Colorado School of Healing Arts, Lakewood, Colorado

Audrey Wood, Bellus Academy, Poway, California

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