Registration Now Open

Registration
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Research

Mark your calendars for May 12-15, 2016! We will proudly be hosting the 2016 International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC) which will take place at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington. This is the Foundation's fourth research conference, which brings together massage and manual therapy practitioners, educators, CIM researchers, and allied health professionals.

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Team MTF Running for Research

Team MTF
Running for Research

John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program

Team MTF-Running for Research will be running the 2016 Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016. Show your support and follow them as they prepare for this historic event.

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5 Myths and Truths about Massage Therapy

5 Myths and Truths about
Massage Therapy

Letting Go Without Losing Heart

The physician on my table wanted to chat for the first few minutes of his massage. It was early in my career, and I was seeing him at a well-known spa. He was a big fan of massage therapy...

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ejournal IJTMB

ejournal
IJTMB

Scientific Research

Check out the only open-access peer-reviewed scientific journal for the massage and bodywork profession. We are proud to offer this widely indexed electronic journal completely free of charge.

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Research Perch

Research
Perch

Education

Research Perch is a podcast designed to help you learn how to use massage therapy research in your practice. Each episode digs into a specific article from the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (IJTMB) and unpacks it so you know how it applies to you.

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AMAZON
SMILE

Show Your Support

Did you know Amazon will donate 0.5% of all your purchases to the Massage Therapy Foundation when you sign up and shop through Amazon Smile?

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Basics of Research Literacy

Basics of Research
Literacy

Continue Your Education

Basics of Research Literacy (BRL) is an online, 8 hour NCBTMB workshop for massage therapists & educators about incorporating principles of research literacy into your practice and teaching.

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2016 International Massage Therapy Research Conference - May 12 - 15, 2016

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  • International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

    International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

    Check out the only open-access peer-reviewed scientific journal for the massage and bodywork profession. We are proud to offer this widely indexed electronic journal completely free of charge.

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  • Community Service Grants

    Community Service Grants

    Since 1993 we have awarded over $370,000 in community grants to bring massage therapy to under-served populations all over the world.

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  • Student Case Report Contest

    Student Case Report Contest

    Our Student Case Report contest encourages schools to incorporate case report writing into curriculum, and awards the winners with opportunities to publish in an academic journal, and present their findings at a national meeting.

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  • Practitioner Case Report Contest

    Practitioner Case Report Contest

    Our practitioner case report contest encourages massage therapists to report their observations in a format that can be shared with the scientific community.

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  • Research Digests

    Research Digests

    Each month a team of MTF writers interprets a complex research article for your use. These are published in Massage Today.

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  • Tools you can use

    Tools you can use

    We are constantly developing resources for massage therapists to move toward evidence-informed practice. Take a look at our eBooks, webinars, and other tools to find what is useful for you.

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