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Friends of "The Massage Therapy Project!"


Friends of "The Massage Therapy Project!"

We want there to be a single location for the profession to house our data relating to the profession.

Location: worldwide
Members: 43
Latest Activity: Aug 8, 2012

New Web Site Created For Massage Therapy Project - HOME!

I just put a site online - to address this issue.


(7/19/2010) Talked today with potential location for Project: - "Home!"

"Calvert Collection" being categorized and turned into a CD!

Hall of Fame inventory being prepared.

BCMT - Boulder College of Massage Therapy will house the Massage Therapy Repository. And ALL therapists can join the repository at

If you have a donation or collection you may want added, please let me know.

Discussion Forum

Massage Therapy Repository Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set! 1 Reply

We hope you will all join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Massage Therapy Repository at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy on Friday, May 13, in Boulder, CO. Anyone wishing to have any…Continue

Started by Mike Hinkle. Last reply by Darcy Neibaur Mar 11, 2011.

Project "Home" Moves Forward 5 Replies

OK, we have a site "mulling it over" but things are looking really good. The next step is for everyone to gather all the materials to decide what we have and how many of each. Too many duplicates are…Continue

Started by Mike Hinkle. Last reply by Mike Hinkle Jul 28, 2010.


Where do you feel would be an ideal location for this facility?

Started by Mike Hinkle Jul 4, 2010.

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Comment by Mike Hinkle on October 7, 2010 at 8:15am
Thanks Darcy! They have the right location and approach towards the project. I hope all the members, of the group here, send them a Christmas book or two about massage. Now people that create massage related information know there is a place for their work to last the times. I hope anyone that has any extra massage books will send them to the repository.
Comment by Darcy Neibaur on October 7, 2010 at 1:06am
A great Choice in the Boulder College of Massage Therapy
Comment by Mike Hinkle on October 7, 2010 at 12:29am
Success! The project will be housed at Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Boulder, CO.
Comment by Mike Hinkle on August 5, 2010 at 7:48am
I am trying to get it all done this year! Next year has even larger projects in the plans. Hope you and Janelle are doing bringing the NW with you this year. There are so many great therapists up there. You have a fabulous day!
Comment by Jenny Ray on July 11, 2010 at 10:21am
Hi Mike, yup I bet Robert is even chuckling...
I'm happy so many are ready to help...yes the too many hats for too few heads is a difficult way to go, but our many hands making light work will surely succeed! I have some things to offer the project when ever you are ready...keep us posted...of course I know this is one of many projects you are leading, but like 'they' say "if ya want something done give to a busy person..."
Comment by Mike Hinkle on July 9, 2010 at 11:38am
Hi Jenny,

Thanks! Yes Judi and I have discussed this a lot in the last four years. Robert and her were excited to share their museum with the world. The location in Spokane was a problem for most of the country. Next, it was done by just two individuals that had many other hats on as well. I know as well as most how much can be accomplished by just two people and the wear and tear endured. This is turning into a movement by the profession. Many, quietly, waiting to donate their publications.

Plans are being discussed to centrally locate the Massage Therapy Repository in the US and locate it where the reference material can gain use and have constant attention to keep it upgraded.

I am getting messages from folks around the world in support of this idea. I have started a site for the project that will go live this evening. Anyone wishing to make donations of books or materials are asked to please send a reference list first to make sure too many duplicates aren't coming in.

There are people asking to send in all sorts of records and history that they have. It is going to be work. I believe the result will be a fantastic home for massage.

Thank you all for your interest in this project. I think Robert is smiling!
Comment by Jenny Ray on July 9, 2010 at 10:37am
Hi There,
I don't know if any of you had the opportunity to visit the Massage Museum when Robert and Judi Calvert had it in Spokane Washington. Talk about amazing...They had collected items from around the world...including equipment, tolls, medical and non-medical devises, boxes and bags of every remedy you can imagine...books, posters, images of all kinds...occasionally things looked more like mid-evil torture devises than massage tools but sure was fun to see where this industry has its roots. The only state in the US with more professional practitioners than WA is FL and they struggled for years to make the project a it is important to remember that it takes lots of foot traffic to support such a project.... At the time Robert was still alive and he and Judi owned the Massage Magazine. They had great access to promote the location and along with the museum Robert has his books to help stir interest. They not only had the historical foundation but also kept it current with new information...anyway this is a very costly adventure and requires a lot of dedication...but hey, dreaming is the place to begin...if anyone is serious about this project you need to contact Judi since she still has tons of cool stuff in storage and is a true historian of massage.
Comment by Jeannie Fitzgerald on July 6, 2010 at 4:37pm
chi town or new york--way too expensive, unless you can purchase a rundown building, get the community involved by greening it up and putting in a nice garden with paths--all leading to the project building--way to bring the project to light by getting the community's folks, including massage therapists--get some pr via local newscasts, etc. but, still--need to keep current--virtual tours, etc. are a good thing to have, particularly to educate the world regarding massage--brings many to the location and it's exhibits and info without having to actually be there.
Comment by Susan G. Salvo on July 6, 2010 at 2:19pm
What about Chicago or New York? Metropolitan location = more visitors. I agree, the project eventually needs a website for general info and such. Then school and organizations can easily link to it. Then a "virtual" tour or two online for a few of the more interesting pieces.
Comment by Thomas Silcott on July 6, 2010 at 12:28pm
Don't fully agree with the online idea. Too disconnected for me. I'd much rather be in the presence of the thing.

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