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NEWS NOTES compiled by Brandon Twyford Editor, Online and Digital Strategy | 2019 SUCCESSFUL HANDS GRANT PROGRAM WINNERS ANNOUNCED Performance Health and Massage Envy Franchising, LLC, have announced the winners of the 2019 Successful Hands Grant Program. The program, a six-year collaboration between two industry leaders, supports professional massage therapy students by awarding eight individual $1,000 educational grants. In addition, each winner's school receives a $1,000 grant package. Applicants were asked to complete a 200-word essay on "What is your ultimate goal as a massage therapist?" 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 for 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 "We're proud to continue partnering with Performance Health on this program that helps so many future therapists pursue their calling," says Beth Stiller, president and CEO of Massage Envy. Follow the program at THE THINKING PRACTITIONER PODCAST WITH WHITNEY LOWE AND TIL LUCHAU Join Massage & Bodywork authors Whitney Lowe and Til Luchau, two of the leading educators in manual therapy, bodywork, and massage therapy, and as they delve into the most intriguing issues, questions, research, and client conditions that hands-on practitioners face. Stimulate your thinking with imaginative conversations, tips, and interviews related to the somatic arts and sciences. Listen to the Thinking Practitioner Podcast on the Advanced-Trainings website (www.advanced- or wherever you get your podcasts. MUSIC THERAPY CAN RELIEVE POSTSURGERY PAIN A systematic review published in Pain Practice analyzed how music therapy affects pain after orthopedic surgery. Both music medicine (MM) and music therapy (MT) were found to be effective in significantly relieving pain. According to the review, "Music determined by the individuals exhibited significant differences for both MM and MT." Additionally, patients using MT showed significant improvement in anxiety. The researchers concluded that music significantly relieves postoperative pain, especially when music is chosen by the participants. Read the full review online at papr.12864. For more information on music and sound therapy in massage and bodywork, read the July/August 2019 issue of Massage & Bodywork at i/1128556-july-august-2019. Ta k e 5 a n d t r y A B M P F i v e - M i n u t e M u s c l e s a t w w w. a b m p . c o m / f i v e - m i n u t e - m u s c l e s . 17

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