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George Beech

George Beech was an English professional football forward and left back who played in the Football League for Brighton & Hove Albion. He served as a coach during his second spell with the club.

Danny Birt

Danny Birt is an American-born music therapist and massage therapist, but is more widely known as an award-winning author of science fiction and fantasy literary works, and as a composer and performer of filk and other music.

Enid Gordon Graham

Enid Gordon Graham was a leading founder of physiotherapy in Canada. She was named a Person of National Historic Significance in 2014.

Felix Kersten

Eduard Alexander Felix Kersten was the personal physical therapist of Heinrich Himmler. Kersten used his contacts with Himmler to help people persecuted by Nazi Germany.

Mary Louise Roberts

Mary Louise Roberts was a New Zealand masseuse, physiotherapist and mountaineer. She was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1886. She was New Zealands most celebrated physiotherapist and was for more the twenty years the principal of Dunedin Hospital school of massage, the only such training facility in New Zealand. In the 1946 Kings Birthday Honours, Roberts was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.


Soothe is a multi-national massage service provider based out of Los Angeles, California. The company allows users to request the services of a massage therapist. Since its launch in 2014, the mostly mobile app-based company has received significant press coverage and has expanded its service area to include many cities and counties in the United States. It also provides services in a few cities in Australia, Canada and the UK.

Sam Stivey

Samuel Tremaine "Sam" Stivey was an Australian sportsman. He played and umpired Australian rules football at senior level in two states of Australia, including for the Boulder City Football Club in the Goldfields Football Association, the Carlton Football Club in the Victorian Football League, and the Port Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football Association. Stivey later became a noted boxer in bouts held in Perth and Kalgoorlie during the late 1920s and early 1930s.

George H. Taylor (physician)

George Herbert Taylor was an American physician and inventor associated with the natural hygiene and physical culture movements. He was known for his practice of homeopathy and introducing Swedish massage to the United States.


The Tōdōza was a Japanese guild for blind men, established in the 14th century by the biwa hōshi Akashi Kakuichi. Members performed a variety of roles, as itinerant musicians, masseurs, and acupuncturists. It received the patronage of the Muromachi and Edo shogunates, and remained active until the Meiji restoration, being eventually disbanded in 1871. The organization was hierarchically structured. The primary ranks, known as mōkan 盲官, blind officers, were Kengyō 検校 the highest, then Bettō 別当, Kōtō 勾当, and Zatō 座頭 ; these were further subdivided into a total of 73 distinct grades ...