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Massage Today
February, 2010, Vol. 10, Issue 02

T-Shirt Contest Winners Revealed

By Editorial Staff

In the summer of 2006, at the Florida State Massage Therapy Association annual convention, Massage Today introduced the profession to the increasingly popular "Have You Had Your Massage Today" t-shirt. These shirts soon developed a cult-like following.

The shirts were spotted in airports, shopping centers, spas and resorts. However, there was one unintended side effect of the shirts that Massage Today soon became aware of. E-mails began arriving almost immediately. Therapists were wearing the shirts while out running errands, picking their kids up from school, working out at the gym, or to the office. Whenever and wherever they would wear the shirt, people would approach and tell them that they had, in fact, NOT had their massage today. The shirts became a helpful conversation starter, and suddenly, potential clients really were everywhere.

Three years later, the Massage Today T-shirt contest was born and the shirts are now available for purchase at www.massagewarehouse.com. Take a look at the first, second and third place winners.

1st Place:
IVY SCHWARTZ - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark
IVY SCHWARTZ
I am so proud to be an LMT 10 years this renewal. So when I wear my shirt, "Have you had Your Massage Today," while taking my next client back for their treatment, they can actually say, "Yes, I had my Massage Today."
2nd Place:
SHARON PUSZKO - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark
SHARON PUSZKO
This photo was taken of me just outside of Cairo, Egypt on a tour of the pyramids and the sphinx. What was amazing was how many people noticed and read my shirts and asked if they really could have a MASSAGE TODAY.
3rd Place:
MARY WHITE - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark
MARY WHITE
Ran in fundraiser to raise money to teach de-stressing techniques at a high school wearing her shirt in the hope that it would generate conversation about massage & how it can help with stress. It did indeed.

While these didn't garner top three honors, here are a few more of our favorites. See the full results at www.massagetoday.com/tshirt_contest/results.php.

DARLENE AND JOE PETERS - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark
DARLENE AND JOE PETERS
Darlene and Joe Peters are nationally certified massage therapists and teach in the Massage Therapy Program at Pensacola JC. This picture was taken during a recent trip to Barbados where they were working on a research project.
SALLY - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark
SALLY
Sally, a therapy dog from Tampa, Fla., getting her CEUs at FSMTA. She goes to all of her massages with her human, Franco Triscritt.

Massage Today thanks all our readers who voted for their favorite "Have You Had Your Massage Today" t-shirt photo and a special thanks to all who took the time to submit a photo.

 

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