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    Massage Warehouse SanctuaryTM Supports the Massage Therapy Foundation

    Thursday, October 31st, 2013

    Massage Warehouse SanctuaryTM Supports the Massage Therapy Foundation

    (October 17, Bolingbrook, IL) – Massage Warehouse SanctuaryTM made a charitable contribution of $10,750 to the Massage Therapy Foundation during the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) national convention in Ft. Worth, Texas.  It was Massage Warehouse Sanctuary’s largest single philanthropic donation to date.

    “We are pleased to support the Massage Therapy Foundation in their mission to advance the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by funding scientific research, education, and community service,” stated Earl DeCarli, President and CEO of Scrip Companies, the parent company of Massage Warehouse. “For example, the Foundation’s grant to research the role of massage therapy to potentially alleviate the side-effects of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy could be ground-breaking in helping cancer patients attain a higher quality of life during treatment.”

    “Through our philanthropic arm, Massage Warehouse Sanctuary, we have a long history of supporting a variety of worthy organizations, educational institutions, and research efforts.  We are honored that Massage Warehouse Sanctuary and our partners can help the Foundation fund valuable community service grants such as providing massages for people made homeless by Hurricanes Irene and Lee and for the ‘Wounded Warriors’ of Iraq and Afghanistan.”

    “Massage Warehouse Sanctuary has been a very valued sponsor of the Foundation for years. I am thrilled by the level of their contribution this year,” stated Ruth Werner, outgoing President of the Massage Therapy Foundation. “This gift will significantly advance the Foundation’s ability to support research on the importance and benefit of massage therapy, to provide the healing touch of massage to underserved populations in our country, and to further educate the industry on the value and need for research.”

    Funds for the contribution came from corporate partners as well as donations in the form of prize raffles by recent AMTA trade show attendees.

    The following contributing sponsors support the Massage Warehouse Sanctuary:

    Massage Warehouse                                             Biofreeze/Performance Health
    Biotone                                                                      Bon Vital
    Core Products                                                          Kinesio
    Massage and Bodywork Magazine/(ABMP)        Massage Magazine
    Oakworks                                                                  SaWan
    Soothing Touch                                                        Anatomy Supply Partners
    At Peace Media                                                        Day Spa Association
    Earthlite                                                                     Master Home Products
    Naturich Labs                                                          Orthaheel
    Spa Specialties

    About Massage Warehouse Sanctuary:

    Massage Warehouse Sanctuary is the philanthropic arm of Massage Warehouse and has a long history of giving back to the massage therapy community. Massage Warehouse, the market leading supplier and one-stop shop for massage therapy professionals, is a division of Scrip Companies; a leading direct marketing and ecommerce specialty distributor serving the Massage Therapy, Spa, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation, and Consumer Home Health and Wellness markets.

    About the Massage Therapy Foundation:

    Although two separate organizations, the Massage Therapy Foundation was founded by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) in 1990 with the mission of advancing the profession by granting funds for research, community service, education initiatives, and conferences.

    Contact:

    Julie Lohmeier, Massage Warehouse

    jlohmeier@scripco.com

    630-771-7408

    www.massagewarehouse.com

     

    Gini Ohlson

    gohlson@massagetherapyfoundation.org

    847-905-1520

    http://www.massagetherapyfoundation.org

     

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    Massage Warehouse Sanctuary™ Supports Dr. Tiffany Field and the Touch Research Institute

    Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
    Check donated to the Touch Research Institute

    Julie Lohmeier, VP Marketing of Massage Warehouse, presents a contribution to The Touch Research Institute at the recent Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) convention. Association President, Leiah Carr and Lynda Solien-Wolfe accepted the award on behalf of Dr. Tiffany Field.

    (July 8, Bolingbrook, IL) – Massage Warehouse Sanctuary™ made a charitable contribution of $6,200.00 to Tiffany Field Ph.D., Director of the Touch Research Institute, during the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) convention in Orlando, Florida.

    “We are pleased to support Dr. Tiffany Field in her mission at the Touch Research Institute to demonstrate the important role of therapeutic touch and massage on the growth, development, and well-being of people at all stages of life from newborns to the elderly,” stated Earl DeCarli, President and CEO of Scrip Companies, the parent company of Massage Warehouse. “Her ground-breaking research concerning the power of massage to enhance and improve the development and growth of premature infants has dramatically impacted the care of premature babies for nearly 30 years. Since founding the Touch Research Institute in 1992 at the University of Miami, Dr. Field has proven how massage aids with the bone formation and immune function of newborns as well as alleviating the symptoms of arthritis, pain, depression, asthma, diabetes, and autoimmune conditions in adults.”

    “Through our philanthropic arm, Massage Warehouse Sanctuary, we have a long history of supporting a number of worthy organizations, foundations, and research efforts. We are honored that our contribution to the Touch Research Institute will be used to assist Dr. Field and her team with their research surrounding the healing touch of massage on depressed pregnant women as well as the health benefits to their unborn babies such as higher birth weights and fewer premature deliveries.”

    “I am incredibly grateful to be able to continue our research in such a significant manner due to the support of Massage Warehouse Sanctuary,” stated Tiffany Field. “I cannot truly express my appreciation of their funding provided over the last several years.”

    Funds for the donation came from corporate sponsors as well as donations in the form of prize raffle purchases by recent FSTMA trade show attendees.

    Sponsors include:
    Massage Warehouse
    Biofreeze/Performance Health
    Biotone
    Bon Vital
    Core Products
    Kinesio
    Massage and Bodywork Magazine
    Massage Magazine
    MPA Media
    Oakworks
    Soothing Touch
    Sa Wan

    About the Massage Warehouse Sanctuary:
    Massage Warehouse Sanctuary is the philanthropic arm of Massage Warehouse, the leading supplier and one-stop shop for massage therapy professionals in the U.S. Massage Warehouse is a division of Scrip Companies, a leading specialty distributor serving the Massage Therapy, Spa, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation, and consumer home health and wellness markets in North America.

    About the Touch Research Institute:
    The Touch Research Institute is dedicated to studying the effects of touch therapy at all stages of life, from newborns to senior citizens. Studies by the Touch Research Institute have shown that touch therapy has many positive effects, including that massage therapy facilitates weight gain in preterm infants, enhances attentiveness, alleviates depressive symptoms, reduces pain, reduces stress hormones, and improves immune function.

    Contact:
    Julie Lohmeier, Massage Warehouse
    jlohmeier@scripco.com
    630-771-7408
    www.massagewarehouse.com

    Tiffany Field
    TField@med.miami.edu
    305-975-5029
    http://www6.miami.edu/touch-research/