Blythin Leggett, LMT Receives the 2016 Performance Health FSMTA Humanitarian Award


Akron, Ohio – July 12, 2016 – Blythin Leggett, LMT was presented the Performance Health FSMTA

Humanitarian Award at this year’s Florida State Massage Therapy Association’s Convention and Trade

Show. Performance Health, manufacturer and marketer of Bon Vital' ® , Biofreeze ® , Prossage ® , TheraBand ™ ,

Cramer ® and Thera°Pearl ® health and wellness products, honors individuals annually 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 this



“We are once again grateful for the opportunity to partner with the FSMTA to honor someone who

quietly gives back so much to others,” stated Marshall Dahneke, President, Performance Health. “I love

the heart of this profession and of its practitioners, and selecting just one person to honor among so

many worthy choices is never easy. However, Blythin is another ‘poster child’ of generosity through her

work with our military veterans.

“Blythin cares for and supports the needs of veterans by donating her time and expertise at MacDill Air

Force Base in Tampa, FL and Quantico, VA. She also provides monthly volunteer support for an award-

winning warrior-athlete who is paraplegic as a result of his sacrifice for us, and who is now a world-class

jet ski competitor. She supports him and his team as well as other competing warrior-athletes,

encouraging and enabling them to compete at their best. It is truly an honor to present Blythin with the

2016 Performance Health FSMTA Humanitarian Award,” concluded Mr. Dahneke.

Blythin Leggett is a life-long learner with a long list of degrees and certifications ranging from museum

art education to personal training. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Florida, a member of the

FSMTA and has served on the FSMTA Sports Team since 2009.

In addition to honoring Ms. Leggett at the FSMTA convention, Performance Health will donate $1,000 to

Special Operations Bionic Warriors.

“I am surprised, honored, humbled and absolutely full of gratitude to be the recipient of the 2016

Performance Health/FSMTA Humanitarian award. I am so fortunate to love my work as much as the

people I serve,” Ms. Leggett said. “Although these special operations athletes are physically and

emotionally reminded of their sacrifice 24/7, they regain awareness of their self-worth through building

supportive relationshipsFSMTA Humanitarian Award 2016 and are empowered by their challenge. I believe the Special Operations Bionic

Warriors organization provides the strongest correlation with my mission, and I am pleased to have my

award appropriated to them.”

“Blythin Leggett, LMT serves as an outstanding role model for the massage therapy profession and the

FSMTA. In her service to veterans and others she demonstrates compassion, commitment and

professionalism,” added Leiah J. Carr, President, Florida State Massage Therapy Association. “Her

advanced massage therapy training benefits all those she serves, truly improving the quality of their

lives. The presentation of the 2016 Performance Health FSMTA Humanitarian Award to Blythin Leggett,

LMT is well deserved. Blythin truly demonstrates the qualities of an outstanding humanitarian who

changes lives on a daily basis.”

Photo caption: left to right –  Jane Hyde Kordish, LMT (2015 award recipient); Lynda Solien-Wolfe, Vice President, Massage & Spa, Performance Health; Blythin Leggett, LMT; Leiah J. Carr, LMT, President, FSMTA       

Photo courtesy Action Jackson & FSMTA


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