My mission is to work successfully with clients to effect a positive contribution to their mind and body awareness. Accomplishing this mission has provided me piece of mind and professional fulfillment as I continue my work as a massage therapist. My specialty is pain reduction massage as an integrative therapy for anyone experiencing chronic pain. I have advanced studies in orthopedic and medical massage techniques.
I began my massage therapy career by attending and graduating from The Bancroft School of Massage Therapy 1998. My passion for massage continues in my volunteer activities as RI-AMTA past Sports Massage chair 2003-2008; RI-AMTA Government Relations Chair 2008-2011; RI-AMTA Crisis Massage Team Coordinator 2004-present and Rhode Island Special Olympics Summer Games Massage Coordinator 2003-present. Our team received an award for "Outstanding Sports Massage team" from the Rhode Island American Massage Therapy Association in 2008. Received the prestigious meritorious award for Rhode Island in October, 2012. I am very proud of being the very first inductee of the RI Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association's Hall of Fame which took place in October, 2016. Inducted into the Boston Athletic Association's Volunteer Hall Of Fame in 2017 for over fifteen years of volunteer service at the Boston Maraton.
Serving as Senior Massage Therapist on the Integrative Care Team at Kent Hospital 2001-2006 resulted in a major study on the effects of integrative care on patients. Sadly, due to financial constraints we were unable to continue the program. Integrative care is still in its initial learning stages, but growing in its acceptance world-wide as one of the most sensible approaches to a total well being.
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American Massage Therapy Association
Rhode Island Chapter
Hall of Fame Award 2016
Tonight we recognize the first recipient of the RI Chapter Hall of Fame which recognizes individuals who have passionately advanced our profession through volunteerism in service to our chapter and our state. This is the highest award given by the Board and Convention Committee.
Tonight’s inductee is the “Go to Guy,” the one who is always willing to help, lend a hand and give encouragement. He draws people out, he is kind, considerate, patient and understanding. He sets example by aligning actions with his values. He enlists others in a common vision. He is always looking for innovative ways to grow and improve the status quo. He recognizes contributions of others. He celebrates the accomplishments of the group.
He is the recipient of the National Government Relations Activist Award 2009 which honors an individual who accomplishes an exceptional feat within the scope of government relations which affect AMTA nationally as well as locally. Due this work, today we are part of the Department of Health Care Providers. We are listed as Massage Therapists, we have educational standards and an active RI Massage Therapy Board.
He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and the Outstanding Sports Massage Award. His passion here is the Special Olympics. The joy and laughter he brings to these athletes is amazing and fully returned. He is Co Chair for the RI Crisis Massage Team.
Along with everything else, he is an amazing keyboardist and an inductee in the RI Music Hall of Fame with the band “Steve Smith and the Nakeds.”
In case you have not guessed, we are speaking about the one and only Frank Rapone!
The Hall of Fame Award reads: In Appreciation for your years of dedicated service and outstanding accomplishments within our chapter.
Thank you Frank for all you do for all of us!