BTI Co-director Rick Rosen was one of 12 people who were inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame at the 2010 World Massage Festival. This year’s event was held at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky on June 18-20. The World Massage Festival established the Hall of Fame in 2006 to honor those leaders and pioneers whose work and dedication have furthered the profession of massage therapy.
Rick has been active in the massage therapy field for 32 years — as a therapist, teacher, school director, author and advocate. He has devoted countless hours to advancing the field through many different organizations and endeavors. He is a charter member and past president of the AMTA North Carolina Chapter, founding chairman of the NC Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy, and a co-founder of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.
A year ago, he brought together a six-member Leadership Team that created the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education. In addition to his ongoing role as Founder and Co-director of the Body Therapy Institute, Rick serves as the Executive Director of the Alliance.
The other 2010 inductees in the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame are: Ben Benjamin, Elliot Greene, Steven Halpern, Julia Hayes, Bob King, Sudevi Linda Kramer, Dr. Jacob Lieberman, Claire Marie Miller, Carole Osborne, Karen Reifinger and Howayo Takata.