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Press Release – For Immediate Release
Pueblo, Colorado – Massage Therapy students at IntelliTec College in Pueblo donated their time and massage skills to give back to Mother Earth and the Pueblo community in honor of Earth Day. They hosted a “Massage in the Park” event, gave free massages at the Pueblo Chemical Depot and raised Earth Day awareness on campus.
The first Annual “Massage in the Park” event took place on Monday, April 22 – Earth Day – in the middle of Pueblo’s City Park between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Fourteen massage students and 3 licensed massage therapists provided free ten-minute chair massages to the public while surrounded by nature. “The reason I wanted to do ‘Massage in the Park’ on Earth Day was to incorporate massage and healing into the month’s celebration. Holding it in the Park was a way to do it in Nature,” explains IntelliTec’s Massage Therapy Program Supervisor Shonna Dent. The Massage Therapy department created this IntelliTec-sponsored Earth Day event to reach out to the community and to connect students with licensed Massage Therapists from all over Colorado.[boilerplate 1-caption-insert-before] Massage students come together for Massage in the Park [boilerplate 2-caption-insert-after] [boilerplate 3-image-insert-after]
Dent exclaims, “I absolutely Love Earth Day and we (the Massage Therapy department) celebrate every year. The students love participating in the events that we coordinate. It gives them an opportunity to meet potential clients, to give back to the community, to learn how to network and market themselves as well as (learn) how important professionalism in the community is.” The students receive class credit for participating in any event held during class time.
Back at the College, Massage instructors created ‘Earth Day’ flower seed packets – complete with attached inspirational quotes – and handed them out to the entire student body. This annual, on-campus tradition engages the campus and spreads awareness for Earth Day. IntelliTec College also makes a cash donation to the Pueblo Nature Center every Earth Day.
Prior to Earth Day, Massage Therapy students were busy raising awareness. They spent Thursday, April 18th, at the Pueblo Chemical Depot providing massage services to Earth Day award ceremony attendees. The Pueblo Chemical Depot is chemical weapons storage site boasting “a continuing commitment to 4 environmental principles: stewardship, pollution prevention, compliance and continual improvement.” Every year they celebrate Earth Day with an awards ceremony to honor their environmentally conscious staff.
IntelliTec College in Pueblo offers hands-on career training for cosmetology/beauty, automotive, medical, dental and massage with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Request more information at www.IntelliTec.edu or call 719-542-3181.
Shonna Dent – Massage Program Supervisor
IntelliTec College in Pueblo