Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, has announced the third recipient of its Massage Envy Scholarship Program. Deborah Nelson, mother for three from Baltimore, MD, is a student of the Baltimore School of Massage and received a $500 check, which she will use to acquire her Maryland State Massage Therapy license.
“All of us at Massage Envy are thrilled to be awarding this scholarship to such a deserving professional,” says Winston Moore, Regional Director of Therapist Development at Massage Envy. “This [scholarship] program has a bright future, giving hope and assistance to those just starting to make their way into the industry. We couldn’t be prouder to partner with BSOM to provide more opportunities for their students and the future of our industry.”
Nelson was selected to receive the scholarship after completing the seven and a half month massage therapy course at the Baltimore School of Massage. The Massage Envy Scholarship program requires that students maintain a GPA of 3.5 and 95 percent class attendance, along with submitting a written essay or video message. The winner is selected by a panel of Massage Envy franchisee owners who evaluate each application.
The stress of Corporate America and time away from her family lead Nelson to refocus her career goals, and take control of her future. Massage Therapy had always been a way for her to relieve her stress. By leaving the stress behind, Nelson now has the opportunity to relieve the stress of others.
Throughout her training at the Baltimore School of Massage Nelson remained dedicated to excelling in her work and balancing her new venture. Along with raising three children and the urgency to succeed, Nelson was further motivated to prove the naysayers who questioned her for leaving the life she once had.
“People are obviously scared to take a chance later in life, but my personal health, well-being and happiness take precedence,” says Nelson. “I am thrilled to receive this award, it is reassurance that this leap was the right decision. This award further motivates me to help others and I am excited for a future full of options and new potential.”
After completing her licensing exam Nelson hopes to start her massage therapy career at Massage Envy. She believes that as part of the Massage Envy team she can put the skills she learned at the Baltimore School of Massage to use.
Massage Envy remains committed to giving back locally, in the communities they live, work and serve. It launched the scholarship program in January 2013 in an effort to help future massage therapists get started in the industry. Its commitment to education helps to validate the massage therapy career while giving back to the industry as a whole.
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