Minnesota School of Business Massage Therapy students visited the American Cancer Society office location in Mendota Heights to give free chair massages to the staff on Thursday, January 19th. This was a great opportunity for the massage therapy students to use their newly acquired skills learned in the classroom and apply them in a real world setting. MSB-BC Massage Therapy Program Chair, Stephanie Petersen, shares the importance of volunteering while still in school, “The students have been focusing much of their volunteer efforts on the American Cancer Society in the past several months. They are hoping to develop a strong relationship with the American Cancer Society.”
The American Cancer Society sponsors large events throughout the area all year round that doing a free chair massage for staff members now can lead to future partnerships for our students after they graduate. In addition to career networking, many students also have a personal passion to coordinate with the American Cancer Society.American Cancer Society events are coveted because it feels so amazing to be a part of this cause,” said Petersen, “That it stops being work and becomes pieces of the cure.Three massage therapy students, Eva Stueber, Amanda Higgins, and Ashley Cooper, were at the American Cancer Society office for two hours giving free 15-30 minute chair massages.
To learn more about the American Cancer Society, check out their website at: www.cancer.org