About the Self Care Fair
What to Expect
Upon arrival at the college, free parking awaits you within walking distance of classes—so you don't have too far to bring your massage table and linens, etc. for any classes that require it.
Follow the sign to the Student Union Building for check in on the upper level. There you'll receive:
Swag Bag of gifts
Name tag / event badge
Event Program containing all the times, details, and locations of activities and classes
A list of your registered classes
A Vendor Checklist: visit these companies to get a stamp; submit your completed passbook for a chance to win the Grand Prize!
The Student Union building is also where you'll find our large Vendor Hall on the main floor, featuring mini demo treatments, (some require you sign up for a specific treatment time; be sure to coordinate with your registered class times), Sponsor Booths, and Vendor tables providing a wealth of products and services.
Classes are held in various adjacent buildings; times and locations are included in your Event Program. Learn more about how classes work at the Self Care Fair >
Lunch will be provided in the room adjacent to the Vendor Hall, and will feature a healthy taco bar, complete with beans and rice for vegetarian / vegan diets. During the afternoon, cookies and beverages will be provided at various locations throughout the event. Additional snacks can be purchased from the college on the upper level of the Student Union.
Should you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us below!
History of the Self Care Fair
Five years ago, we envisioned a day dedicated to massage therapists...
An opportunity to come together with others in our industry to learn, experience, get inspired, and feel supported.
So we started making lists of everything we'd wish to see under one roof—peers and colleagues we'd always looked up to, instructors we always wished we could take classes from, bodywork demonstrations we kept hearing about, vendors who supplied the kind of products we felt good about using...
And then to make the day as value-filled as possible, we began organizing as many CEU class options as we could offer in one day for the least possible cost.
Finally, to make sure the day felt like a fun getaway, we added a room full of self-care demo treatments (from Tibetan singing bowl therapy, to Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy©), arranged a healthy catered lunch, got our favorite industry vendors to give us discounts, and collected all sorts of gifts and giveaways into an awesome Swag Bag.
That first year, we had no idea how popular it would turn out to be. Since then this event has become one of the most anticipated events all year. Please mark your calendars for...
The FOURTH annual Self Care Fair on February 1, 2020...
created by massage therapists, for massage therapists.
The Self Care Fair was the brain child of Jamie Hyland-Usher, a massage therapist who began her career over 10 years ago with Massage Envy, and eventually grew into the role of Clinic Manager; today she is the Director of Operations for Massage Envy's entire Washington Region.
With the leadership and support of her colleague and fellow massage therapist Lillian Anderson, together they began reaching out to industry associations, instructors, and vendors, all of whom immediately recognized the importance of a "day of care" for massage therapists and staff.
Little did Jamie and Lillian know the Self Care Fair would continue to grow into the annual event it is today!