Students provide free massages for Special Olympics athletes
Massage therapy students from Minnesota School of Business–Plymouth set aside time on the last day of the spring quarter to participate at the Special Olympics Minnesota State Games at the University of Minnesota.
Nine students applied their massage skills and knowledge at the Healthy Athletes tent with athletes and competitors. Students performed nearly 200 massages in just under three hours.
“It was a great hands-on learning experience for all of our massage students that also showed how rewarding the massage industry is,” said massage program chair Regina Hughes. “It was also great to see how much the athletes enjoyed and appreciated our work.”
This was the second year massage students participated in the Special Olympics.
“I had a great time and can’t wait to help out again next year!” said massage therapy student Katy Fritz.
Since 1973, Special Olympics Minnesota has offered children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition opportunities.