World Massage Festival &
Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

August 6-9, 2018
Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas,, Nevada


Our Mission Statement: To honor those who built the bridges for our profession,
to educate the general public about massage, to educate therapists
about different types of massage and to have fun.








Benny Vaughn
2018 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame


For four decades, Benny Vaughn has set a standard in the United States for massage therapy in sports. Massage Magazine named him one of the most influential massage therapists in the last 100 years for his contributions in both education and clinical applications of soft-tissue therapy and bodywork.

Benny has participated in Four Olympic Games with the USA track and field team, including 1996 where he served as a Manager for Athlete Medical Services and the Medical Liaison at Olympic Stadium. Other Olympic Games where Benny has been on the USA track and field sports medicine staff as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer are: 2004 Athens Greece, 2008 Beijing China, and 2012 London England.

In October 2014, Benny opened the Benny Vaughn Athletic Therapy Center facility located in the Clearfork development in Fort Worth, Texas USA. This new space enables Benny to provide the same quality and level of hands-on care afforded US Olympians and Olympic hopefuls at the Olympic Training Centers.

Benny Vaughn's educational philosophy is, "Education and learning nourish your soul and expand your potential." He has been a strong proponent of quality massage therapy education for decades and brings more than forty years of clinical, hands-on experience to his teaching. He believes that experience is the key to a good education. Benny Vaughn is an engaging teacher who stimulates curiosity and makes learning exciting.


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