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Therapeutic massage Remedy Basis Awards 2022 Group Service Grants


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Evanston, In poor health., August 12, 2022) The Therapeutic massage Remedy Basis (MTF) declares the award of 5 Group Service Grants for the 2022 granting cycle. MTF’s Group Service Grants convey the advantages of therapeutic massage remedy to individuals who would in any other case not have entry. To this point MTF has granted over $500,000 to non-profit organizations throughout the nation and internationally. The grantees are as follows:

Free Massages for Most cancers Sufferers and Caregivers
Most cancers Household Care
Cincinnati, Ohio
$5,000

Most cancers Household Care (CFC) gives psychological well being counseling and supportive companies to youngsters, adults, and households dealing with most cancers throughout Higher Cincinnati. CFC serves a mean of three,000 most cancers sufferers and relations per 12 months, together with youngsters ages 4-18. As a part of its Waddell Household Therapeutic Arms Program, CFC affords free oncology therapeutic massage to most cancers sufferers (as much as 4 free therapeutic massage periods per affected person) and a low-cost therapeutic massage to caregivers. Demand free of charge oncology therapeutic massage is increased than ever because of the most cancers sufferers and caregivers/households coping with heightened stress and anxiousness attributable to the continued COVID-19 pandemic. The end result of this system is to cut back most cancers sufferers’ bodily signs of ache, stress, soreness, fatigue, muscle tightness, and spasms. CRC additionally hopes to reinforce most cancers sufferers’ sense of well-being and enhance their high quality of life. CFC additionally acquired an MTF Group Service Grant in 2015.

Growing Entry to Therapeutic Therapeutic massage
Bridgeport Hospital
Bridgeport, Connecticut
$5,000

For over 20 years, Bridgeport Hospital’s Integrative Medication & Assist Providers program has supplied therapeutic therapeutic massage to sufferers in want, no matter their skill to pay. This system serves uninsured and underinsured sufferers from Higher Bridgeport, Connecticut, a low-income group that’s over 70% folks of shade. The realm poverty charge is 22%. Licensed therapeutic massage therapists taking part on this program are licensed in oncologic therapeutic massage. This system’s objective is to assist sufferers by lessening most cancers therapy unintended effects resembling insomnia, muscular ache, anxiousness, and melancholy. As underserved, excessive danger sufferers are much less prone to take part in this system on account of language, cultural and perceived monetary limitations, this MTF funded venture makes use of three approaches to extend entry: multilingual group training about the advantages of therapeutic massage, assembly the affected person, and one-on-one details about therapeutic massage given to the sufferers by knowledgeable medical suppliers.

Morale Middle Therapeutic massage Remedy Program
Rochester Veterans Outreach Middle
Rochester, New York
$5,000

The Veterans Outreach Middle (VOC) of Rochester, NY serves veterans with compassion and advocates for all who’ve worn our nation’s uniforms to allow them to dwell life to the fullest. The VOC’s Ethical Middle is devoted to facilitating self-care, for psychological, social, and bodily well being. Providing therapeutic massage remedy encourages the veteran group to come back to the Outreach Middle and use different VOC sources like counseling, job placement/coaching, assist with insurance coverage and VA advantages, and extra. Visits to the middle create stability for veterans who’re battling fundamental life expertise, and the extra companies the VOC can supply, the extra repeat visits it may possibly obtain. MTF funds will likely be used to supply veterans a collection of massages as a substitute of 1-2x a 12 months risk provided by present volunteer companies. Therapeutic massage remedy encourages a daily self-care routine for veterans who could also be managing PTSD, opioid dependancy, psychological sickness, or are simply making an attempt to transition efficiently into civilian life.

On-Farm Clinics
Folks’s Medication Challenge
Greenfield, Massachusetts
$5,000 

The Folks’s Medication Challenge (PMP) will use MTF grant funds to supply on-site therapeutic massage remedy to immigrant agricultural employees in Western MA, as half of a bigger venture and collaboration with the Group Well being Middle of Franklin County. Regardless of their work being important to feeding the world, farmworkers face hazardous working circumstances and expertise many limitations to accessing well being care. The farmworkers served by this program could also be home or worldwide employees, together with visitor employees who take part within the H-2A program.

Over 2500 immigrant/seasonal agricultural employees dwell and work in Franklin and Hampshire counties. PMP finds the commonest well being points, stemming from trauma, stress, isolation, overwork, hazardous work environments together with chemical publicity, substandard residing circumstances, lack of entry to wholesome meals, and lack of entry to well being care. The advantages of therapeutic massage remedy for persistent ache and damage have been substantiated. Likewise, a number of research doc the advantages of therapeutic massage for its mood-elevating, and stress-reducing results. PMP hopes {that a} strong on-site therapeutic massage remedy program will show supportive and accessible to Latinx immigrant farmworkers.

SHE Retreats: Trauma-Knowledgeable Therapeutic massage & Self-Care
Divas Who Win Freedom Middle
Athens, Georgia
$5,000

This grant will assist SHE Retreats: Trauma-Knowledgeable Therapeutic massage and Self-Care, provided to girls who’re survivors of intercourse trafficking and/or overcoming dependancy and trauma to assist them in efficiently reentering society. This therapeutic methodology has proved to be a wholesome and therapeutic hyperlink between the assorted life skill-building therapeutic companies and the reward of therapeutic massage. The target consists of: fortifying connection peer to look, cultivating restoration relationships, therapeutic the trauma tissues inside oneself by the modality of therapeutic massage, lower return to make use of and/or return to intercourse commerce by growing a peer mentor bond with therapist and peer coaches, in addition to emphasizing and exploring new modalities of self-care by therapeutic massage. Shoppers served are sometimes within the decrease socioeconomic class and having confronted the aforementioned traumas. Many haven’t had the financial energy to bask in therapeutic massage so introducing therapeutic modality, expands their instruments of their self-care, self-worth toolbox. Divas is a 3rd 12 months MTF Group Service Grant winner.

In regards to the Therapeutic massage Remedy Basis

The Therapeutic massage Remedy Basis is a 501(c)3 public charity supporting scientific analysis, training, and group service for the therapeutic massage remedy occupation. The Basis based and publishes an open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal and gives instructional sources for therapeutic massage therapists, educators, and college students. MTF is an impartial group that promotes worldwide scientific and technical collaboration by grants, sources, coaching, and companies.

For extra data contact:
Gini Ohlson, Government Director, 847.905.1520, gohlson@massagetherapyfoundation.org or

Marla Gamze, Communications/Growth Supervisor, 847.905.1635, mgamze@massagetherapyfoundation.org



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