Massage & Bodywork

January/February 2013

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news notes In Memoriam: Dr. John Upledger John Upledger, the developer of craniosacral therapy and founder of The Upledger Institute, died October 26, at the age of 80. The author of several texts, including Your Inner Physician and You, Dr. Upledger had served on the Alternative Medicine Program Advisory Council for the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, was a clinical researcher and professor of biomechanics at Michigan State University from 1975–1983, and was a certified fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy. From the Institute's Facebook page: "Dr. John has made such an incredible impact on so many and we are honored to continue to support his work and carry it forward." Massage Businesses Change Hands By emphasizing orthopedic assessment and remedial exercises for specific ailments you can attract physician referrals and advance into the realm of clinical massage therapy. Working with no oil on a clothed client enhances mobility, especially in sidelying position, honors modesty and brings a more clinical focus to your practice. No thumb work will extend your massage career. MMT I Cervical Spine Pain & Dysfunction 16 CE Feb 16 & 17 PHOENIX Feb 19 & 20 SEDONA Feb 23 & 24 TUCSON Apr 13 & 14 PORTLAND Apr 20 & 21 EVERETT MMT II Upper Extremity Pain & Dysfunction 20 CE Jan 25-27 HONOLULU Mar 8-10 PISMO BEACH Mar 12-14 BERKELEY Mar 15-17 SACRAMENTO MMT III Thoracic Spine & Torso Pain & Dysfunction 16 CE Feb 9-10 EL PASO MMT VI Clinical Documentation & Goniometer Assessment 16 CE April 17 & 18 OLYMPIA 18 massage & bodywork january/february 2013 Performance Health/Hygenic Corporation and Massage Envy each have new owners. • n October 16, Gridiron Capital, LLC announced the O acquisition of Performance Health, including the brands Thera-Band and Biofreeze. Marshall Dahneke, president and CEO of Performance Health, said, "We are very excited to have Gridiron as our partner to help strengthen Performance Health's legacy, innovative product offerings, and brands." • assage Envy was acquired by Roark Capital Group, M which focuses on investing in franchises and brand management companies. "We are thrilled to have Roark as a partner as we continue to grow the Massage Envy brand," said Dave Crisalli, president and CEO of Massage Envy, in an October 1 press release announcing the sale.

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