World Massage Festival &
Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

May 7-10, 2017
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Cherokee, North Carolina


Our Mission Statement: To honor those who built the bridges for our profession,
to educate the general public about massage, to educate therapists
about different types of massage and to have fun.







The goal of the World Massage Festival is to provide all therapists with an opportunity to study with the leaders of the massage profession at a cost that is affordable. We believe every massage therapist should be able to learn from the masters and we do our best to make it happen. The World Massage Festival makes a concerted effort to steer clear of politics. In fact, Festival, for some, is a retreat FROM the politics of the profession. Therapists find it refreshing that we concentrate on providing them a chance to learn from the best in a pleasant, casual and fun environment with no judgments being made about anything.


What are the major things you would like to get out of Festival?
Network and take classes with the members of the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame and other leaders in the profession.
Sample and order new products, as well as old favorites, through classes and in the vending hall
Learn new techniques and earn CEs
"Test Drive" new classes for your toolkit (through our Fast Track program) to see if you want to pursue them further
Meet up with old friends and/or make new ones
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Getting Ready For Festival
Have you?
Entered the Win in the Smokies Contest? One name from each US State and 2 International winners will be drawn and announced on Christmas Eve for FREE REGISTRATION for the 2017 Festival. If you have already registered and win, the amount you have paid will be refunded.
Registered? Remember, many classes will fill up and close, so register early! Online or call 336-957-8807
Booked Hotel room - the last 2 years, our room block has sold out. Reserve early!
Organized your travel? See info at http://worldmassagefestival.com/2017/directions.html
Pack for a few days of fun & learning!

What to Bring

We want you to relax and enjoy Festival, so dress is casual...shorts, jeans, yoga pants, whatever makes you most comfortable
Sunday is our keynote address and the formal attire for it is TIE-DYE! So, don't forget to pack your tie-dye t-shirt!
A light jacket or sweater (It can be cool sometimes in the classroom)
Notebook and pens
Business Cards
Camera - Don't forget the best photo could win you a 1-week vacation at Su Casa!

Plan How to Spend Your Time

Since time is limited, prioritize the classes you want to take and the evening events you want to attend.
Number of CE's you need to earn: __________
Classes you want to attend
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Which Evening Events Do You Want To Attend?
Saturday - Kick-off Party at the outdoor pool, featuring Laura Allen's band, CUZ!
Sunday - Keynote Speech by Anita Shannon of ACE Massage Cupping. Sunday is also Tie-Dye night
Monday - Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Help us honor those who have built the bridges for the profession.
Tuesday - Karaoke! Last year it was standing room only....one not to miss!
Wednesday - Closing Ceremony. Join us creekside and IMAGINE a world of peace.

Exhibit Hall

Our vendors offer a wide variety of products and services and the vendors are happy to spend time talking with you. Many will offer special discounts only available at Festival, so come prepared to get the best value for your dollars.
Particular Items You May Want to Consider:
Massage table, chair or cushions
Facerest Covers, Linens
Lotions, Creams, Oils and other Topicals
Textbooks, Instructional DVDs, Music
Professional Organizations
Booths You Want to Visit:
Sweet Serenity - $1 per minute Foot Massages. 100% of funds collected are donated to the Ronald McDonald House
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Products You Want to Try:
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Free Cash & Scholarships in the Exhibit Hall

At 12:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, be sure to be in the Exhibit Hall! YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! All registered therapists names are included in the drawings.

Each day one name will be drawn for $500 cash.

There will be a drawing for the Bonnie Prudden Scholarship - winner will never pay a registration fee again to attend Festival.

Another scholarship is the Charlotte Hooten Scholarship - a fully paid package for the 2017 Festival, to include registration, lodging and $100 for meals.

Additional giveaways may be added, so check your schedule!

MOST IMPORTANTLY - HAVE FUN!




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