Whitney Lowe, LMT, was presented the 2015 Performance Health/Massage Therapy Foundation Humanitarian Award at this year’s American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) National Convention held in Pittsburgh in August.
Performance Health, manufacturer and marketer of Biofreeze, Bon Vital’, Thera°Pearl, Prossage, TheraBand, and Cramer health and wellness products, annually partners with the Massage Therapy Foundation to present this award.
Whitney Lowe was honored for his efforts in embracing the power of massage and the mission of the Massage Therapy Foundation to promote education and research while serving others. Marshall Dahneke, chief executive officer, Performance Heath, had the pleasure of presenting the award to Lowe.
“This is our seventh year honoring the Performance Health/Massage Therapy Foundation Humanitarian Award winner and we look forward to many years to come,” Dahneke said. “I am grateful to the Foundation for their work supporting and elevating the massage profession through research, education, and community service, and for partnering with Performance Health to jointly honor individuals that give so much to others. This is truly a blessed profession because of the service-minded people it attracts. And Whitney Lowe is another ‘poster child’ of generosity, commitment, and leadership.”
“Every one of us believes in the power of touch and its ability to bring relief and healing to the human body,” continued Mr. Dahneke. “The power to touch the mind, harnessing the collective capability of many therapists, has an even greater and enduring impact. Combine that with the power to touch the heart, to create a depth of passion for good and you’ve described Whitney; a master of touch, a man who touches the future simply because of what and how and who he teaches.”
Following nine years of post-secondary education, Lowe authored or contributed to nine foundational books on massage therapy. He has served on numerous advisory and editorial boards and task forces, supporting the advancement of research and promoting improved education across this profession. In addition to the scholarly books, Lowe is routinely featured as an author in several professional journals and magazines.
“The Massage Therapy Foundation is pleased to award Whitney Lowe this 2015 Humanitarian Award,” said Jerrilyn Cambron, LMT, DC, MPH, PhD, Massage Therapy Foundation President. “He has supported the Foundation in so many ways, with the most recent as an editor for the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Thank you, Whitney, for sharing your knowledge, your kindness and your generosity with the massage therapy profession.”
Source: Performance Health