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Human Touch Adds Cassie Gannis to Wellness Council
Human Touch, a resource for massage chairs, zero-gravity chairs and other wellness products, has formed a partnership with racecar driver Cassie Gannis and has added the 26-year-old to its Wellness Council.
The company said Gannis, who drives in the ARCA stock car series as well as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and K&N West Series, will enhance the Wellness Council with her insight into recovery from high-impact sports, as well as her personal story of rehabilitation from scoliosis.
“I’m thrilled to join the Human Touch Wellness Council,” said Gannis. “I know firsthand the power of recovery when it comes to both high-impact sports and bouncing back from major health issues. My scoliosis surgery in 2006 could have been a career-ending experience, but instead I chose to battle recovery challenges and get back on the race track.”
“I think that a lot of people share my passion for doing the things they love, and I hope to reach out to them through the Wellness Council to share my experience with Human Touch products and recovery,” she added.
She began racing in 1999, and achieved 15 top five placements in her first 18 races. By 2003, she was named the Arizona State Champion for the INEX Bandolero Series races. After taking just 8 months off in 2006 for surgery for scoliosis, she worked through her rehabilitation and from 2009-2011 was a member of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program.
In 2012 she was named “Most Popular Driver” at the NASCAR Night of Champions Gala in North Carolina, and in 2014 she was approved for the ARCA Racing Series at Daytona International Speedway. She made her NASCAR Camping World Truck series debut in November 2015 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Cassie also serves as a spokesperson for people who suffer from scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and require surgical correction.
“We’re excited to have Cassie join our Wellness Council,” said David Wood, CEO of Human Touch. “Her experience with surgery rehabilitation, as well as in meeting the demands of a physically demanding career, speak to a wide range of people. Her story is an inspiration, and she brings with her a wealth of information on recovery. We’re eager to share that with the following of people we have who are seeking to find a balance between wellness and an active lifestyle.”
The Human Touch Wellness Council is a team of experts with insight into a variety of wellness practices, from professional athletes to medical practitioners and natural healers. This council helps to shape and guide the development of Human Touch products, with a mission to create solutions that inform and benefit professionals, sports enthusiasts, back pain sufferers, and consumers alike.
Other professional athletes on the council include 3-Time Olympic Gold medalist Misty May-Treanor; two-time U.S. Open Golf Champion Retief Goosen; and World Champion Ironman Andy Potts.