Massage Envy and Performance Health have announced the winners of the 2020 Successful Hands Grant Program, which supports professional massage therapy students by awarding eight $1,000 educational grants. Additionally, each winner receives a free membership from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), a nonprofit, professional association serving massage therapists, students and schools. Each winner's school receives a $500 grant package.
The 2020 grant recipients are:
- Sara Blackburn, Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies, Camden, New Jersey
- Carolyn DeVine, Spa Tech Institute, Westbrook, Maine
- Marisol Meyer, Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Marcel Machado, Hawaii Healing Arts College, Kailua, Hawaii
- Lauren Price, Center for Massage, Asheville, North Carolina
- Cori Kresge, Pacific College of Health and Science, New York, New York
- Cynthia Morrison, Cincinnati School of Medical Massage, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Eleanor Rutledge, Lexington Healing Arts Academy, Lexington, Kentucky
"Massage Envy's purpose is to help people feel their best," said Beth Stiller, Massage Envy CEO. "Through these grants the brand is able to help show appreciation for these incredibly inspiring and deserving therapists who want to help others on their wellness journeys."
"Since its inception seven years ago, this grant program has awarded over $50,000 to massage therapy students and their schools," added Francis Dirksmeier, CEO of Performance Health. "Thank you to the students who participated in this year's program. We appreciate their determination to make a difference in the world."