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Model Additionally Launches New Scholarship Sweepstakes to Encourage Extra to Enter the Occupation

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 14, 2022 — Generally desires do come true. For one fortunate entrepreneur, the dream of changing into a licensed therapeutic massage therapist is about to grow to be a actuality – thanks partially to the assist of Therapeutic massage Envy. Davina Lockhart, a therapeutic massage remedy scholar enrolled on the Cortiva Institute campus in Cromwell, Connecticut, not too long ago obtained a particular grant from Therapeutic massage Envy dwell on the September 2 episode of ABC’s Good Morning America (GMA). 

“Because the trade chief, we needed to do one thing massive and purposeful to offer again to the trade,” stated Therapeutic massage Envy CEO Beth Stiller, “so we not too long ago launched the Therapeutic massage Envy Nationwide Scholarship Sweepstakes for Therapeutic massage Therapists. The sweepstakes will award eight individuals a month over the following yr a $2,500 scholarship that can be utilized to attend any therapeutic massage college of their alternative.  However as a part of the GMA announcement, we discovered one particular person, Davina, whose story is so inspirational that we needed to do one thing additional particular for her.”  

Stiller shocked Davina with a verify for $15,000 to allow her to finish her therapeutic massage college research this yr. This reward was separate from the sweepstakes scholarship, and to ensure all of this was a complete shock to Davina, the GMA group developed a canopy story as they filmed Davina in coaching and used that video for an emotional telling of Davina’s story previous to the verify presentation.

“I’m simply so grateful to Therapeutic massage Envy for this reward,” Davina stated. “I’m nonetheless speechless in so some ways. I’m simply on the market attempting to dwell and handle my youngsters, and to be acknowledged for that’s simply wonderful.”

“Davina’s story is an inspiration, and we needed to assist her understand her dream,” Stiller stated. Stiller additionally introduced Davina with a brand new transportable therapeutic massage desk, therapeutic massage instruments and a yr’s price of therapeutic massage provides to assist her get began on her profession.

Whereas the trail to commencement now seems vibrant for Davina, it wasn’t at all times that manner. From the time she was younger, she at all times harbored an entrepreneurial spirit. She knew she ultimately needed to serve within the therapeutic arts, however early alternatives eluded her.

Born in Meriden, Connecticut, Davina’s dad and mom struggled financially as they sought a greater life for Davina and her seven siblings. As a younger grownup, Davina left Connecticut to settle first in Florida after which North Carolina. Alongside the best way, she raised a household as a single mother or father – 4 boys who now vary in age from eight to 24 years previous, and a lady, now age six. When the well being of her getting old dad and mom started to fail three years in the past, Davina returned to Connecticut. She halted her therapeutic massage coaching to handle them, after which she suffered the anguish of dropping her position fashions with the lack of her mom in 2020 and her father just some months later. This heartache adopted an earlier tragedy: Davina’s brother James was murdered throughout a theft. Just like the ache of dropping her dad and mom, Davina says the ache of dropping a youthful brother she adored won’t ever go away, however his reminiscence lives on at the moment by way of her fourth little one, whom she named James.

Ever the entrepreneur, Davina began her personal enterprise 10 years in the past, creating physique butter and sugar scrubs.

“I had some issues occur in my life and beginning my very own enterprise then appeared like the perfect factor for me,” Davina stated. “I needed to do one thing I liked, serving to individuals heal by formulating merchandise that had been good for them.” 

Nonetheless, Davina by no means overpassed her dream of changing into a therapeutic massage therapist.

“It simply appeared like a pure match. I’ve at all times been drawn to therapeutic massage, however there was no monetary help after I was 18 and 19. Then I began a household. Between that and the rat race of life, therapeutic massage remedy was only a dream that I needed to put aside,” Davina stated.

That dream – lengthy delayed – is now about to grow to be a actuality. After years of being unable to satisfy her aspiration and a few heartache alongside the best way, Davina is scheduled to graduate in November. She intends to take her state certification examination and start 2023 as a Licensed Therapeutic massage Therapist.

She stated she desires to get some expertise someplace after which ultimately begin her personal observe. “I wish to create a therapeutic spa,” she stated.

As for others who could also be involved in therapeutic massage remedy as a profession, Davina has this recommendation: “When you’re contemplating therapeutic massage as a profession, there’s a purpose. Simply enroll and do it. When you don’t know the rationale, it should come to you at school. Therapeutic massage remedy could be very fulfilling and an effective way to assist individuals.”

Whereas Therapeutic massage Envy’s reward to Davina was additional particular, others can profit by way of the Therapeutic massage Envy Nationwide Scholarship Sweepstakes for Therapeutic massage Therapists. To be eligible for an opportunity to win $2,500, entrants should be of authorized age of their state. Entrants solely have to enter as soon as. The primary recipients will likely be drawn in October 2022 and introduced in November 2022 with extra recipients introduced within the following months.

To study extra concerning the scholarship program or to enter, please go to

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to authorized residents of the 50 U.S./D.C. residents, 18+ (residents of AL & NE who should be 19+ or residents of MS who should be 21+) as of date of entry. See Official Guidelines at for entry intervals, odds, prize description, limitations, and full particulars. Sweepstakes begins August 22, 2022 and ends August 31, 2023. Sponsor: Therapeutic massage Envy Franchising, LLC, 14350 N 87th St Ste 200, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.

About Therapeutic massage Envy 
Therapeutic massage Envy, primarily based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a nationwide franchisor and doesn’t independently personal or function any of the Therapeutic massage Envy franchised areas nationwide. The Therapeutic massage Envy franchise community, by way of its franchise areas, is the main supplier of therapeutic massage providers. Based in 2002, Therapeutic massage Envy has roughly 1,100 franchise areas in 49 states which have collectively delivered greater than 190 million massages and facials. For extra data, go to, or observe us on Instagram, Twitter, and Fb at @MassageEnvy.

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