Successful Hands Grants

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Successful Hands Grant winners:

Chaecie Bullock, Kneaded Energy School of Massage, Greensboro, NC

Jinju Fong, Palm Beach State College, Boca Raton, FL

Stephanie Foster, Northwest Academy of the Healing Arts, Bellingham, WA

Melissa Hawkins, Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts, Bellingham, WA

Noelle Jaroch, American Academy of Health and Beauty, Manchester, NH

Priscilla Tamborini, National Holistic Institute, Sacramento, CA

Vincent Thompson, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA

Monica Vigil, National Holistic Institute, Santa Rosa, CA

Congratulations to you all! Be sure to be part of our FaceBook community; we’ll be sharing the details of our 2020 program early in the new year.


Why this program?

Performance Health and Massage Envy established the Successful Hands Grant Program to help students prepare for the rewards of a career in massage therapy.

Growing market demand and client needs have changed the role of the massage therapist over the years. As massage becomes a greater part of mainstream healthcare, you play an important part in client overall wellness. Market needs or your own interest also may lead you to a specialty—clinical sports techniques or posture and pain management—which requires even more learning.

Successful Hands grants can be used to fund your education, buy books or purchase the product you need for training or launching your career. The choice is yours. We know that whatever you decide, the grant will support “successful hands.”

Who’s behind it?

Industry leaders Performance Health and Massage Envy Franchising, LLC share a philosophy of giving and a common goal to advance the massage profession. Over the years, these two highly successful companies have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to research, scholarships and product donations to community and national charitable programs.

The companies established their unique Successful Hands partnership to meet the growing demand for massage therapy services. By supporting students and the educational institutions they attend, Performance Health and Massage Envy hope to enable more individuals to pursue massage therapy as a career.

How do I apply?

Whether you have just started school, are half way through, or a recent graduate, tell us in 200 words or less, “What is your ultimate goal as a massage therapist?” Inspire us and others with your hopes and aspirations and you may be a recipient of a Successful Hands grant. Applications must be received by October 15, 2019. Winners will be notified no later than December 18, 2019.

How can I share the program with others?

To aid schools in communicating this program to students, we’ve created a communications ‘tool kit’. Click here to access web banners, a promotional flyer and an e-mail blast graphic.