Learning That the Massage Therapy Foundation’s Service Runs Deep and Wide
Posted:Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Massage Therapy Foundation President-Elect, Doug Nelson, LMT, BCTMB, CNMT
The full impact and breadth of the Foundation’s work is far more expansive than I ever knew; a humbling fact considering that I am now on the Board of Trustees. There were several programs and aspects of the Foundation I was completely unaware of. Looking at each of the centers of activity emphasized to me how the Foundation is touching the lives of so many in ways that many of us in the field do not realize.
Gifting to the Foundation is like planting trees under which you will never sit in the shade; we will likely not personally see the fruits of our actions. My past contributions to the Foundation might indeed have helped someone in desperate circumstances get massage therapy through a community service grant. It may have helped fund a research study in massage therapy or helped reward a student for writing an excellent case study. Most of us do not have the resources to make large donations to the foundation. However, I saw the power of many small contributions multiplied to create a very powerful effect.
In response, I have just signed up to be part of the Massage Matters Research Team, having a contribution charged to my credit card each month. In this way, I know I am supporting this important cause without having to remember to do so. It is enormously gratifying to know that I am supporting a multitude of endeavors that impact the profession and the public at large. I invite you join me in doing so, at whatever level you can afford. Together, our impact will be something we can all be proud of participating in.