MASSAGE magazine named finalist for the Folio National Magazine Award


Awards recognize posts with ‘the most thoughtful, in-depth and engaging content’

JACKSONVILLE, FL, August 5, 2022 – Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards today named MASSAGE Magazine a finalist for an Eddies Award, which recognizes editorial content. The magazine’s August 2021 issue 303, themed Diversity and Inclusion, is a finalist in the Full Issue, B2B, Special Interest category.

More than 1,300 nominations were received in nearly 170 categories for the 2022 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards. The finalists represent the highest-scoring entries per category, judged by qualified editorial and design professionals, according to a statement from Folio.

“In the digital age, content is everywhere. Individuals have more options when it comes to the content they consume on a daily basis,” said Bill Amstutz, Publisher, Folio. “The Eddie & Ozzie Awards spotlight the greatest talents in publishing and design for their exceptional work. They are the creators of the most thoughtful, in-depth, and engaging noise-busting content, and their communities are highly engaged. The Eddie & Ozzie Awards are a celebration of their exceptional talent and often inspire innovation in media.

“MASSAGE Magazine has created this special issue on diversity, equity and inclusion because this topic is alive for our society as a whole – and because there is a great need for progress in these three areas currently in the field of massage,” said editor in Chef Karen Menehan.

Articles that reflect the Diversity and Inclusion theme of the issue were:

“Diversity in massage therapy: what will help us create a more inclusive and just field?” »

The Author Andrea Winzer, MSc, LMT, CST-T, has a Masters in Ecology and is a Massage Therapist and Certified Massage Therapist. She wrote this article on behalf of the Mass Therapy Foundation.

“This is how diversity, equity and inclusion practices improve business”

Author Karen Menehan is the managing editor of MASSAGE magazine, print and digital. She has reported or freelance edited for numerous other publications, served as a review board member for the Successful Hands Fellowship program, and facilitated workshops on nonviolent communication. She is a member of ACES: The Society for Editing and the Society of Professional Journalists.

“5 Best Strategies for Male Massage Success”

Author Jimmy Gialelis, LMT, BCTMB, is the owner of Advanced Massage Arts & Education in Tempe, Arizona. He is a National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork Approved Continuing Education Provider. He regularly contributes to MASSAGE magazine.

“This is what we mean by diversity, equity and inclusion – and why we need more of them in massage therapy”

This feature consisted of a selection of trials; read them all by clicking on the article title above. Each essay title and author is noted below:

“We must create a community of belonging”

Author Toshiana Baker is an esthetician, spa educator, and owner of a spa consulting firm. She founded the Network of Multicultural Spa and Wellness Professionals, which supports multiethnic and multicultural health professionals through education and other resources.

Click here to read his essay.

“Steps you can take now to create diversity in your massage clientele”

The author Maria G. Hernandez, PhD, is president and chief operating officer of Impact4Health LLC, a healthcare organization consulting firm dedicated to health equity. Impact4Health is a subsidiary of InclusionINC, founded in 2001 as a woman-owned business.

Click here to read his essay.

“Promoting self-care in my Hispanic community”

Author Lisa Martinez, LMT, is a massage therapist based in Houston, Texas. Read her article, “The Changing Acceptance of Massage in Mexican-American Culture.”

Click here to read his essay.

“5 Ways Massage Therapists and Integrative Practitioners Can Support Diverse Communities”

The author Michele Renee, DC, MAc, is director of integrative care at Northwestern Health Sciences University, on whose behalf she wrote this essay; and President of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education.

Click here to read his essay.

“Help Make the world healthier for LGBTQ people »

Author Amber Briggle (her) is a massage therapist and owner of Soma Massage Therapy in Denton, Texas. She is also the mother of two children, including a transgender child. Briggle volunteers with the Human Rights Campaign and the League of Women Voters of Texas.

Click here to read his essay.

“We want to feel welcome and like we have a place in the spa world”

Author Jeanette Falu-Bishop is the owner of Massage Business Education & Branding LLC, through which she teaches how to start or improve an already established massage business through pre-recorded online courses, live trainings and business conferences .

Click here to read his essay.

“We cannot afford to neglect all demographics”

The Author Sherrie Tennessee is Senior Educator for The SPASOS, Director of the Hospital and Tourism Management Program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, former Director of Spa and Wellness at Mandarin Oriental Group, and former Head of Education at Sandals Resorts.

Click here to read his essay.

The additional articles in this issue were:

“These exercises will help you integrate your entrepreneurial spirit and your healing heart”

Author Kelly Bowers is the owner of the Healing Arts Business Academy and has been teaching massage therapists how to be better business owners since 2003. She is the author of three books: “The Accidental Business Owner”, “Can I Deduct That? and “Between Doormat and Diva”. She is an NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Provider and a regular presenter at National Massage Gatherings. She is also (still!) a practicing massage therapist (NC lic. 16669). You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Tumblr. She lives and works in Durham, North Carolina.

“Lateral Thigh Pain: Effective Alternatives to Foam Rolling”

Author Jason Erickson, BCTMB, CPT, BBA, is co-owner and practitioner at Eagan Massage Center. A former chronic pain patient, Jason is an internationally renowned continuing education provider who teaches courses in the science of pain, dermoneuromodulation, sports massage, research literacy and more.

“Harness the Power of Time: Create Financial Reliability with 60-Minute Appointments”

Author Amy Bradley Radford, LMT, BCTMB, has been a massage therapist and educator for over 25 years. She is the owner of Massage Business Methods and develops PPS (Pain Patterns and Solutions) seminar CE courses and a National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork approved CE provider.

About MASSAGE Magazine: Established in 1985, MASSAGE Magazine has been published longer than any other massage magazine and is the preferred trade publication for massage therapists. MASSAGE Magazine publishes articles on technique, business, news, personal care, research and more. MASSAGE Magazine is the parent company of Massage Magazine Insurance Plus, which provides liability insurance and member benefits. Additional awards and other programs established by MASSAGE Magazine include its now-retired All-Stars program, its new Massage Organization of the Year award, and its Massage Therapist Appreciation Week, which takes place in January of each year. year.