Akron, Ohio – June 27, 2018 – Randy Brown, LMT was presented the Performance Health FSMTA Humanitarian Award at this month’s FSMTA’s National Convention and Trade Show. Performance Health, manufacturer and marketer of Bon Vital®, Biofreeze ®, Prossage ®, TheraBand ™, Cramer ® and Thera°Pearl ® health and wellness products, annually honors individuals in the massage therapy industry for their efforts in improving the welfare of their clients and demonstrating selfless devotion to others. This is the fourteenth year Performance Health and the FSMTA have presented the award.

“I want to thank the FSMTA for giving us this platform to honor so many individuals over the years,” stated Lynda Solien-Wolfe, Vice President Massage and Spa, Performance Health. “Performance Health’s mission is to help people feel good, perform better and live great. The massage industry practices this everyday with their caring hearts and hands.

“It was truly a pleasure to present this year’s Humanitarian Award to yet another amazing humanitarian, Randy Brown,” continued Ms. Solien-Wolfe. “A true humanitarian cares about people they don”t even know and are the first to volunteer their time to help others, without asking for anything in return. They are someone who contributes positively to the human race through their caring nature. Simply put, a humanitarian makes other people’s lives better. Randy embodies these qualities and many more. Thank you, Randy!”

Randy Brown graduated from the Florida School of Massage Therapy in Gainesville, FL and has served on the FSMTA Board. He is currently the president of the North Central Florida chapter. Mr. Brown volunteers for church missions in Columbia where he ministers through massage techniques and active isolated stretching. He also works with the Never Say Never Foundation, a non-profit organization that works with paraplegic athletes and amputates to enhance their performance.

“It is a privilege to work with Performance Health to recognize this year’s Humanitarian Award winner, Randy Brown. Randy truly exemplifies the spirit of giving and volunteering. There are very few people who give so much of their time, energy and money to make such a powerful impact on those less fortunate. I am so proud to have him on my team and in our organization. Congratulations Randy on this well deserved honor and recognition,” added Joyce Prahasky, LMT, FSMTA Executive President/CEO.

“I am very humbled and honored to receive such a prestigious award,” said Randy Brown. “My prayer is to be able to continue to give back through the gift that my Heavenly Father has given me through the touch of my hands.” In addition to honoring Mr. Brown at the National Massage Convention, Performance Health will donate $500 to the Never Say Never Foundation and $500 to Ocala United in his name.

About Never Say Never Foundation
Never Say Never Foundation’s mission is to sponsor disabled athletes in a multitude of sports, including extreme sports and to seek funding to allow youth and young adults with disabilities to attend camps, sporting events and to get the prosthetics or other tools they need to thrive.

About Ocala United
Ocala United is a student ministry for middle school, high school, and college-aged students. Their mission is to reach the students that no one else is reaching and to do the things that no one else is doing. In response to that, they approach ministry from a very different perspective and aim much higher than is humanly possible.

About Florida State Massage Therapy Association
The Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA), the oldest professional massage therapy association in the country, is the only association that works exclusively for massage therapists in Florida. Since its beginning, the FSMTA has been involved in the legislative process concerning the massage therapy profession. The FSMTA’s mission “To unify the massage therapy profession while creating, representing and promoting standards of excellence in health care” validates the FSMTA’s promise to serve and protect the massage therapist in Florida.

About Performance Health
Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Performance Health is a global health, wellness and self-care company. The Performance Health brands include Biofreeze®, TheraBand®, Cramer®, Active Ankle®, Bon Vital®, BVspa™, Perform®, and Thera°Pearl®, all of which collectively create a complementary product offering that has helped professionals, patients and consumers relieve pain, accelerate recovery, grow stronger, and enhance quality of life for nearly 100 years.