More than a decade ago, we came up with the crazy idea of doing a "virtual" massage conference featuring live streaming video presentations by massage experts from around the world. This was at a time when most of us were still using dial up connections to the internet, streaming video was just starting, and YouTube was still a baby. Needless to say, massage therapists loved it and it became the largest event ever in the history of massage. Even today, it remains one of the most popular events in the massage profession. Over the past decade, over 400,000 therapists from 194 countries have benefited from well over 400 live online broadcasts featuring over 280 massage experts.
It's been an incredible journey, but the World Massage Conference partners – Eric Brown, Scott Dartnall and Melanie Hayden – are ready to retire. So, we will no longer be producing our annual show. However, all current subscribers will have access to classes they've purchased until March 31, 2019.
We’d like to extend our sincerest appreciaton to everyone who has supported us over the years. We'd like to thank our administrative goddess, Marla Gold, and our awesome web developer, Adnan Shareef who has been with us since the very beginning. We couldn't have done this without the generous contributions of hundreds of presenters as well as our guest hosts and co-hosts. Thanks as well to our sponsors including Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), Massage Warehouse, Biofreeze, Bon Vital, BodyworkBiz, One Concept, Massage Envy and NCBTMB. Their support has subsidized your registrations year after year, providing exceptional education at a price that anyone can afford.
And of course, a big thank you to... YOU!
You get up every morning and bring a spirit of love and caring into your practice. You put your heart into your work whether you are doing your first massage of the day or your eighth massage of the day. You literally touch the lives of the people in your community and make the world a better place. You and your colleagues are our heroes and we are delighted that we've been able to serve you. All the best to your continued success.