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Workshops raise funds for Massage Therapy Foundation


Workshops raise funds for
Massage Therapy Foundation

Hygenic/Performance Health and Kinesio Taping Association workshops raised $ 25,000 for The Massage Therapy Foundation.

September 7, 2010  By Massage Therapy Canada

Sept, 3, Akron, OH – Hygenic/Performance Health and Kinesio® Taping Association workshops raised
$25,000 for The Massage Therapy Foundation.

The Hygenic/Performance
Health and Kinesio® Taping Association sponsored 20 workshops designed to teach
a therapeutic approach using the Kinesio® Taping Method, Prossage®, and
Biofreeze® Pain Reliever, and to raise awareness and funds for the Massage Therapy

Health and the Kinesio® Taping Association underwrote the cost of the Elevate Your Practice workshops so that
$20 from each registration fee could be donated to the Massage Therapy

Over 1,200 therapists
attended the hands-on workshops that demonstrated how soft tissue treatments
could enhance therapeutic effectiveness.


“We were very pleased to
support the Massage Therapy 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 evidence-based
practice philosophy,” stated Lynda Solien-Wolfe, LMT, NCTMB, Director of
Education for Hygenic/Performance Health. “I would like to thank all the
participating organizations and schools; our workshop instructors, Pete
Pfannerstill, Ph.D., LMT, NCTMB, CKTI and Michael McGillicuddy, LMT, NCTMB,
CKT; and Massage Warehouse, the product sponsor. Their combined efforts
resulted in donations of over $25,000.”

“It was exciting to be
part of a collaboration that advances our profession while creating win-win opportunities
for practitioners, vendors and charitable organizations alike,” commented Ruth
Werner, President, Massage Therapy Association. “We were thrilled with the
success of these workshops and are so grateful to Performance Health and the
Kinesio Taping Association for this creative and generous endeavor.”

Performance Health /
Hygenic Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad
portfolio of products for the therapy, rehabilitation, massage, wellness and
consumer retail markets. Maker of Thera-Band®, Biofreeze® and Perform®
products, Performance Health / Hygenic Corporation provides evidence-based
protocols, education, turn-key dispensing and pain management solutions.  Kinesio® offeris Kinesio®
Tex Gold™, a tape utilizing premium materials and over 35 years of research and
development. Kinesio® also demonstrates a continuing commitment to customer
service, intellectual support and education.

For more information on
these products, please visit

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

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