Massage Therapy Students and Schools Get a Helping Hand from Annual Grant Program

Successful Hands Grant ProgramThe Successful Hands Grant Program, developed through the collaborative efforts of Biofreeze, Bon Vital, and Massage Envy, is back for its third year to support professional massage therapy students and their schools. The 2016 program allows students to apply for one of eight $1,000 grants. In addition, each winner’s school will receive a $500 grant and a $500 product package. “We know that a big part of Massage Envy’s success relies on the many passionate massage therapists who enter into this industry to help people feel their best,” says Debbie Gonzalez, chief brand officer for Massage Envy. “That’s why we are excited to be able to contribute to and co-sponsor this grant program. We look forward to reviewing the inspirational submissions and helping grow the community with additional talented massage professionals.”

The grant application process requires students to complete an essay of 200 words or less on “What being a successful massage therapist mean to me.” Applications must be received by October 15, 2016 and are accepted online at The grant funds can be used for program fees, books and supplies, licensing, association membership, or products. A committee of industry representatives will review the submissions to choose the eight winners who will be notified by December 1, 2016. “We recognize that the health, vitality, and strength of a profession rests on the skills, passion, and experiences of those coming into it, and fortunately, based on last year’s outstanding submissions, our profession is attracting some of the best and brightest,” says Lynda Solien-Wolfe, vice president for massage and spa at Performance Health. “We encourage all massage therapy students to participate in this program and wish them all the best of luck.”