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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: 44
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 July 5, 2010 at 11:07pm
Comment by Julie Onofrio on July 5, 2010 at 11:04pm
What work are you referring to specifically? Like old books on massage to begin with??

I think you need to start with how much space you need so it would be figuring out what you have and where would it be best used or viewed or whatever...

So what is it exactly that you have that you are needing a space for?

Comment by Mike Hinkle on July 5, 2010 at 8:49pm
Hi Thomas!

This would definitely help in the ways you were describing. I think the general public would look favorably on this effort, as well.

Julie always has good questions. Many will be answered through the process. If I had all the answers, I would just do it myself. I am only one of many and would like to include as many as possible. I have done many efforts like this to help causes. There are always questions and things always work out. But you must move forward. You will have those who will holler because they were not part of the process. But no matter how many are included, there will be more. So you make up your mind to do something and you either do it or not. I am doing.

Glad you like the idea, I hope you help it evolve into the final product. Thanks!
Comment by Thomas Silcott on July 5, 2010 at 7:43pm
I think a great idea!! Good on you Mike. I'm with Julie in respect to needing more info. However, with that I'm down for a central place that houses the history and development of the massage art and profession. Such a place would garner a larger appreciation for what we do from the medical field, fellow therapists and the general public. I'm particularly all for something that puts the body worker in more of a positive light being that I work in L.A. Since it's the porn capital of the universe, we have to deal with a lot of "ADULT ENTERTAINERS" as Los Angeles law makers have classified it.
Let me know more and I'll be happy to do what I can. Put me down for a couple of bricks.
Comment by Mike Hinkle on July 5, 2010 at 7:41pm
Hi Julie!

This has been an idea bantered about for a few years that I know of. I get a couple letters a month asking me to address this. And I am.

"We" (myself) included, have materials we would like to have made part of one collection that could be added to as the years go by instead of all this research and information possibly being lost to time. If the work is done, isn't it worth preserving?

I think in the Calvert's situation, they tried to create a museum in Spokane to house just their artifacts and collection. I hope Judi will join us, as well and keep her collection together as much as she can. But there are many collections and works out there and the effort is to make sure they are passed on. Location was an issue and that's why I started at that point.

We know they had 6,000 sq. ft. Will entire collections be dislayed? We'll see. But everything starts with someone doing something. I am doing something. Trying to find an appropriate and do-able location is first. I know we will have material and artifacts. Many people have given me things that will be donated.

So where would you suggest?
Comment by Julie Onofrio on July 5, 2010 at 7:17pm
First off who is 'we' as in "We want there to be a single location for the profession to house our data relating to the profession".

What are you talking about? What data? You have a picture of the history of massage book - you know there was a massage museum that Robert and Judy Calvert started that didn't work out so good. I think it was part location and part lack of support and interest in the massage profession.

How much space do you need/want? What data? What information?

More info please.
Comment by Diane DeYulia on July 5, 2010 at 6:25pm
Well I don't know much about this project but based on what I've read so for It sounds like Colorado would be an appropriate location, more centrally located with "green" holistic oriented communities.
Comment by Travis Alligood on July 5, 2010 at 5:52pm
Okay As much as I would love for it to be closer by to NC there will be the element of discussing it with other Therapist,so far Ive seen St Louis (Me) and Colorado. Anyone else have thoughts ? Please share !
Comment by Mike Hinkle on July 5, 2010 at 5:46pm
Great idea Trav! But let's hold on. We may find a location, already built. There will be maintenance costs, but they will also be determined largely by the site. So first, let's discuss locations.
Comment by Travis Alligood on July 5, 2010 at 5:41pm
Thats a great question and I feel there is plenty of room for discussion, Im sure that we could some how, always start a Building fund and get lots of members to join in . Expense is large but if we sell a brick 1 step at a time it could happen. Share more thoughts. Okay for starters who would be willing to make a pledge. I guess since I was the first one to bring this up I would be willing to say that I would own a brick and by the way I want it to read " Travis Alligood LMTB Salisbury NC" Lets get more ideas. Thanks Darcy ! Peace Travis

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