TREVOSE, Pa.

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, the fastest growing spa concept in the country, proudly announced that its Director of Massage Therapy Education and Training, Nathan Nordstrom, was inducted into the 2018 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame at the World Massage Festival in Las Vegas on August 7. Nordstrom received the nomination for this respected, industry award by MK Brennan, a fellow national past president of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

“In his time with the company so far, Nathan has provided excellent on-site training and education for our massage therapists, as well as enhanced our code of ethics trainings to ensure they are industry leading Standards of Practice,” said Todd Leff, President and CEO of Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spas. “We are very pleased with the work he has done for Hand and Stone and congratulate him for his hard work in earning this prestigious industry achievement.”

Nordstrom joined Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in February and currently oversees the management of massage services including therapist training, and the introduction of new massage services and protocols. He also serves as liaison for Hand & Stone to professional massage and spa associations for the nationwide franchise of over 350 locations.

Nordstrom is a Board Certified Massage Therapist and Bodyworker (BCMTB) by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Body workers (NCBTMB). He has served in various roles, both locally and nationally over many years. Among other positions within the AMTA, he most-notably served as 2016-17 National President. He has participated in Committees for the AMTA, Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE), and the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). Nathan currently serves as a member of the NCBTMB board and has served as a Trustee for the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF).

He is also well-known for teaching classes in the application of ethics in the daily lives of massage therapists. In 2018, he started a weekly Facebook Live and YouTube class called, “Ethics, Outside the Box.” This weekly online ethics presentation specifically focuses on the professional Codes of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

ABOUT HAND & STONE
Hand & Stone is a 350+ unit massage and facial spa franchise with a mission to bring massage and facial services to the masses. Launched in 2004 by a passionate physical therapist, John Marco and now led by franchise veteran Todd Leff, Hand & Stone now has locations in 28 states and Canada.

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