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March 3, 2011

Take It to the Top Summit, Earn Up to 12 CEs

PRESS RELEASE - "Take It to the Top" Summit is an event, held at the Park Vista Doubletree Hotel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on April 16-17, 2011, for massage professionals around the country with a selection of 12 top successful educators in the industry.

This  "Take It To The Top" Summit is to motivate, educate and inspire therapists everywhere as they learn how to build their own business, become independent, accept physician referrals, and bill insurance for their services. Attendees can earn up 12 CEs while learning a multitude of motivational, inspiring and workable marketing and business-building strategies. As a bonus, attendees will also receive a 27 CE Home Study Course.

Vivian Madison-Mahoney, coordinator of the Summit, is a 26-year veteran licensed massage therapist in Florida and Tennessee. She owned and operated her own extremely successful massage practice for 15 years in Palm Beach County, Florida where she was the first LMT to ever specialize in injury and disability cases, accepting insurance for payment of services. Over 172 physicians referred patients to her, helping to build her clientele to over 498 patient visits per month with the help of up to 14 therapists working for her. Vivian moved to Gatlinburg in 1998, a life-long dream come true.  Now Vivian has decided it's time that she took her abilities and dreams, once again, to the top by creating this exciting event full of education, giveaways, and live entertainment in beautiful Gatlinburg, Tenn.

To enhance the Summit, Vivian has chosen Quentin Flagg to be the star entertainer along with other local performers to keep the crowd entertained. Only 27 years old, he is a dynamo. The Rock 'n' Roll Crooner, aka "The Hoosier Hurricane," Quentin keeps you guessing what style of music he is going to sing and dance to next. He will be singing hits from all eras, such as the styles of Bobby Darin, Elvis, John Mellencamp, Neil Diamond, Sinatra, Dean Martin, Brian Setzer, the 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll, and many, many more. He has opened for country star Tracy Byrd, the Drifters, and performed with Jim Belushi. He has entertained in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, England, Ireland, Canada, on cruise ships in the Caribbean, and all over the USA.

"It was actually Quentin, at a local show, who inspired me to finally put this event together as I had long dreamed of doing", says Vivian.

Through Vivian's long career, she has obtained many awards, including the induction into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame, several Outstanding State Service and Legislative Awards from the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) for whom she has served as Insurance Committee Chair for over 19 years, and LMT of the Year Award by the FSMTA and the Florida Chiropractic Association.

Vivian has always encouraged massage therapists to build their own successful massage businesses, while continuing to help therapists with insurance questions, problems and situations. She has also worked with massage therapists, as a nationally approved continuing education provider, instructing them how to become independent, accepting insurance for reimbursement and how to best build their businesses with little or no investment.

She is not only referred to as a "pioneer" in the field, but she is now consulted by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), doctors, attorneys, insurance companies, fraud investigators and FBI agents. She assists in helping these officials better understand what a licensed and/or certified massage therapist can and cannot do within their scope of practice and training when providing prescribed medically necessary treatments billed to insurance companies. She feels this is a major inroad, helping top officials to understand why we should be reimbursed and how. At the same time protecting the entire profession from those who desire to take advantage of patients, insurance companies and ultimately the massage profession as it negatively affects policy premiums.

Vivian, her husband John, and assistant Michael King are excited to announce that their doors are wide open to all who wish to register for this "Take It To The Top" Summit with 12 CEs PLUS a free gift of a 27 CE Home Study Course, many other valuable gifts and door prizes, some worth over $350.

Join us for two days of fun, food, friends and awards along with dinner and live entertainment. Don't hesitate to reserve your seat at this Summit April 16-17, and your hotel room(s) for guaranteed discounted rates through March 15. Go to or call Vivian at (865) 436-3573 or (865) 850-3195 to register now.


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