Successful Hands Grant Program Accepting Applications


As part of the Successful Hands Grant Program, Performance Health and Massage Envy will award eight $1,000 grants to massage therapy students in 2018. Additionally, each winner’s school will receive a $500 grant and a $500 product package.

To apply for the grant, students much answer the question “What is your motivation for becoming a massage therapist?” Applications are due Oct. 15, 2018; winners will be notified by Dec. 15, 2018.

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This year’s selection committee includes:

  • Julie Keller Callaghan, editor-in-chief and publisher, American Spa
  • Scott Dartnall, president and CEO, One Concept
  • Mae Manacap-Johnson, editor, The Gospel of Beauty
  • Karen Menehan, editor in chief, MASSAGE Magazine
  • Michelle Medaris, associate editor, Massage Today
  • Leslie Young, vice president of communication and professional outreach, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)

“Performance Health is excited to again partner with Massage Envy on this very special program that supports the massage therapy profession. Providing an opportunity to help establish and further the careers of another group of talented and dedicated massage therapy students is an honor and a privilege,” said Craig Hall, director, sales and marketing massage and spa at Performance Health. “We can’t wait to read all the great stories from the applicants and learn about their passion for the healing power of massage.”

“Professional massage therapists have incredible power to change lives,” said Massage Envy franchising CEO Joe Magnacca. “Their work helps people feel better, stay well and do more. So it’s an honor to be part of the Successful Hands Grant program and help put the goal of becoming a professional massage therapist within reach for more students.”   

Since its 2014 inception, the Successful Hands Grant has awarded more than $45,000 to students and their schools. For more information or to apply for a grant, visit

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