Massage Therapy for Survivors Grant

Posted:Monday, October 15, 2018

The Massage Therapy Foundation is proud to support the Massage Therapy for Survivors program through the award of a $5000 grant to Womankind of New York, NY. MTF Community Service Grants like these bring the benefits of massage therapy to people who desperately need them, but would otherwise not have access to massage.

Trauma-informed massage therapy will be delivered to Asian American NYC-area survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in addition to the counseling services already offered. Research shows that holistic services, such as massage therapy, greatly increase recovery likelihood and quality. The goal is reduction of psychological and physical symptoms of distress, increase in trust and positive perception of the body, and the establishment of healthy interpersonal connections for survivors.

View the video below to see how your donations are making a difference: