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Workshops benefit Massage Therapy Foundation

Feb. 19, 2010 Akron, OH – Performance Health, Inc. and Kinesio® Taping Association are sponsoring workshops designed to teach the basic principles of the Kinesio® Taping Method, Prossage® Heat and Biofreeze® Pain Reliever, and to raise funds for the Massage Therapy Foundation.

February 22, 2010  By Massage Therapy Canada

Feb. 19, 2010 – “Our goal
is to conduct a total of 20 workshops throughout the United States and to raise $40,000
for the Massage Therapy Foundation through this CE program,” stated Lynda
Solien-Wolfe, Director of Education for Performance Health, Inc, in 2009. “We
are very pleased to be able to support the Foundation through this educational
initiative. Their mission to promote research, community service and education
in the field of therapeutic massage and bodywork aligns well with our
organization’s philosophy. 

by Performance Health, Inc. and the Kinesio® Taping Association, the six-hour Elevate
Your Practice
workshop demonstrates how soft tissue treatments can enhance
the therapist’s therapeutic effectiveness. The course provides hands-on
experience with taping and soft tissue techniques for treating arms, the neck
and lower back. This method of taping uses a uniquely designed and patented
tape for treatment of muscular disorders and lymphedema reduction.

Health, Inc. and the Kinesio
® Taping Association are underwriting the costs of this
program so that 100 per cent of the attendee’s $20 US registration fee can be
donated to the Massage Therapy Foundation.


“We are
excited by the response we have had so far on this new program,” said John
Jarvis, Director for the Kinesio® Taping Association. “It’s truly a win-win
program – valuable education for the therapist and substantial dollars for the
Massage Therapy Foundation.”

The sessions are taught by sports massage
therapists and Certified Kinesio® Taping Instructors Pete Pfannerstill, Ph.D.,
LMT, NCTMB, CKTI and Michael McGillicuddy.

Six workshops
are currently scheduled for March-May 2010. Visit to see dates and
locations and/or contact Lynda Solien-Wolfe at to learn more
about hosting or attending a workshop.

Health, Inc. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad
portfolio of products for the therapy, rehabilitation, massage and wellness
markets. Maker of market-leading Thera-Band® and Biofreeze® products, Performance
Health, Inc. provides evidence-based protocols, education, turn-key dispensing
and pain management solutions. (

Kinesio® drives
the elastic therapeutic taping industry by offering Kinesio® Tex Gold™, a tape
utilizing premium materials and over 35 years of research and development.
Kinesio® also differentiates itself from a growing number of imitation brands
through a continuing commitment to customer service, intellectual support and

The Massage
Therapy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, public charity that advances the
knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research,
education, and community service. For more information on the Foundation,
please visit 

Source, The
Massage Therapy Foundation Website,

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