Biofreeze, Massage Envy and Bon Vital' Announce 2016 Massage Therapy Student Grant Program

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The 3nd Annual Successful Hands Grant Program awards over $15,000 in grants and product prizes.

The Successful Hands Grant Program, developed through the collaborative efforts of Biofreeze, Massage Envy and Bon Vital', aims to support professional massage therapy student 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,” said Debbie Gonzalez, chief brand officer, 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 to purchase products. A committee of industry representatives will review the submissions to choose the eight winners. Winners will be notified no later than December 1, 2016.

“We recognize that the health, vitality and strength of a profession rest 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,” added Lynda Solien-Wolfe, vice president Massage and Spa, Performance Health. “We encourage all massage therapy students to participate in this program and wish them all the best of luck.”

Communication materials to aid schools in sharing this program with their students are also available at