BOULDER, Co. (June 10, 2009) - The Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT), the leader in massage therapy education since 1975, commemorated 21 years of complimentary massages for Dick's Sporting Goods BolderBOULDER 10K runners and walkers. On race day, May 25, 2009, as part of BCMT's service-learning program, 75 well-trained Boulder College of Massage Therapy students provided more than 1,300 complimentary massages to aid in recovery and improve the overall health of Dick's Sporting Goods BolderBOULDER participants.
"A post-race massage can help to relax tight muscles, reduce recovery time and decrease muscle soreness," said Cliff Bosley, Dick's Sporting Goods BolderBOULDER race director. "The Boulder College of Massage Therapy is an integral part of the Dick's Sporting Goods BolderBOULDER experience and we hope to continue to tradition of keeping our athletes healthy for many more years to come."
As a non-profit, the Boulder College of Massage Therapy is committed to educating the community on the therapeutic benefits of massage therapy and providing massages to a variety of populations. Each year, students in the Boulder College of Massage Therapy service-learning program provide up to 10,000 volunteer hours of therapeutic touch services to athletes and individuals in need, as well as organizations in the Denver Metro area that serve the elderly, hospice and AIDS patients, breast cancer survivors, chronic disease sufferers, healthcare workers, rehabilitating animals, teachers and firefighters.
"Our students are able to improve an individual's health due to their extensive knowledge of the anatomical structure of the human body," said Aspen Sullivan, BCMT's service-learning program director. "Classes such as our one-of-a-kind Experiential KinesiologyTM educate students with the latest scientific research on joint and muscle function. Then in the service-learning program the students demonstrate what they have mastered and help those in need at the same time."
The Dick's Sporting Goods BolderBOULDER is one of the largest road races in the world. This year the race attracted more than 50,000 runners and walkers, and drew professional athletes from all over the world to compete for one of the largest non-marathon prize purses in road racing.
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About Boulder College of Massage Therapy
Founded in 1975, the Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) is an independent, not-for-profit massage therapy college offering an internationally recognized 1000-Hour Massage Therapy Certificate Program, an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) Degree in Massage Therapy, advanced certificates and continuing education courses. More than 4000 graduates in fifty states and 31 different countries turned to BCMT to help them achieve their career goals. As a not-for-profit organization, BCMT believes in educating people on the therapeutic benefits of massage therapy and giving back to the community. As part of their training, BCMT students participate in service learning, providing thousands of hours of massage therapy services a year to individuals and organizations including the elderly, hospice and AIDS patients, breast cancer survivors, healthcare workers, rehabilitating animals, teachers, firefighters, and low-income individuals. In addition, BCMT's student clinic offers more than 7,000 discounted massages every year. The Boulder College of Massage Therapy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology, a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), and approved and regulated by the State of Colorado Department of Higher Education. Additional information on the college and its offerings can be viewed online at www.bcmt.org.