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July, 2013, Vol. 13, Issue 07

Grant Program Supports Massage Students

By Editorial Staff

biotone biofreeze - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Biotone and Biofreeze recently announced the creation of the Helping Hands Gifts for Growth Grant Program to support the massage therapy students in their educational pursuits. Students can apply for one of four $1000 grants and each winner's school will also receive a $500 grant and a $500 product package.

These grant funds can be used for program fees, books and supplies or to purchase product and equipment needed for training or launching a massage therapy practice. The application is available at The application requires a 100 word essay on: How, as a massage therapist, my helping helping hands will make a difference. A team of industry representatives will review all submissions to choose the four winners. All applications must be received by November 1, 2013 and winners will be notified by December 1, 2013.

"We established this unique Helping Hands Gifts for Growth partnership to meet a growing demand for massage therapy services," said Jean Shea, Biotone President. "By supporting students and the educational institutions they attend, we hope to enable more individuals to pursue massage therapy as a career. Through healing touch, massage therapists make a difference in the lives of others. We know our educational grant program will make a difference in theirs."

"Biofreeze has enjoyed tremendous success working in the massage and spa industry. We believe this is a real opportunity for us to be able to contribute to its strength and its future. The health of any profession ultimately rests on its vitality and education is key to that vitality," said Marshall Dahneke, CEO of Performance Health, makers of Biofreeze. "Both companies have been involved in supporting continuing education and will continue to be. This is an expansion of our efforts with a focus on first time students."


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