Massage & Bodywork

September | October 2014

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94 m a s s a g e & b o d y w o r k s e p t e m b e r / o c t o b e r 2 0 1 4 Benny Vaughn This infl uential bodyworker changed the face of sports massage Benny Vaughn is a legend in the fi eld of massage therapy. Known as the "father of sports massage," his pioneering work has had an immeasurable impact on the acceptance of massage in sports therapy and on the profession as a whole. Vaughn has worked on the best athletes in the world, both in private practice and as the senior massage therapist for the US Olympic track and fi eld team. He has served as a mentor to several prominent massage therapists, including Whitney Lowe, who has called his time with Vaughn "the most valuable learning experience of my career." In 2012, Vaughn was awarded the ONE Concept Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the massage therapy profession. This October marks the 40th anniversary of Vaughn's massage therapy career. Massage & Bodywork asked him to share a little of his remarkable story. photos by By Brandon Twyford an interview with

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