Massage Therapy Foundation Blog

Community Service Grantee Spotlight: Healthcare is a Human Right

Posted by Karen Menehan on Wed, May 11, 2016 @ 09:41 AM

Family of Woodstock is the United Way Agency that provides services to the Mid Hudson Valley, New York. In 2011 Healthcare is a Human Right, operating under the umbrella of Family of Woodstock, received a $5,000 Community Service Grant from the Massage Therapy Foundation, with which it founded its Free Bodywork & Holistic Clinics for Homeless & Disrupted Individuals at Family of Woodstock's homeless shelter in Kingston, the Darmstadt Shelter. The clinics were coordinated by Susan Weeks, founder of Healthcare is a Human Right, who discusses the Massage Therapy Foundation grant and the population it helped serve.

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Why you should register for IMTRC? [VIDEO]

Posted by Amanda Vukits on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 09:50 AM

Since the International Massage Therapy Research Conference is right around the corner, we wanted to give you a taste of what the experience is like. Do not take our word for it... listen to what these previous attendees have to say!

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Tags: IMTRC, research, Events, massage, conference, Seattle

eBook Author Spotlight: Tracy Walton

Posted by Mandy Vukits on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 10:03 AM

I took some time to sit down with Tracy Walton. She is the author of our most recently published eBook, 5 Myths and Truths about Massage Therapy: Letting Go without Losing Heart.

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A Closer Look at Marcy Cook and Her Journey to the 2016 Boston Marathon

Posted by Mandy Vukits on Wed, Apr 06, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Marcy Cook is preparing to run something that most runners only dream about…the Boston Marathon.

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Tags: massage therapy, MTF-Team "Running for Research", fundraiser, 2016 Boston Marathon

New free educational resource: A look at AMTA’s new exam prep app

Posted by Nancy M. Porambo on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 @ 01:00 PM

As a teacher, I know how challenging it can be for students to prepare to take the exam for licensure and/or certification. So, I am happy the Massage Therapy Foundation asked me to write about an app to help you prepare.

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Tags: students, massage therapy, practitioners, massage therapy license, exam prep

Perceptions of Massage Therapists Participating in a Randomized Controlled Trial [Research Perch]

Posted by Mandy Vukits on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Listen in as we discuss "Perceptions of Massage Therapists Participating in a Randomized Controlled Trial."

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Tags: Research Perch, massage therapy, massage therapists' perceptions

Team MTF - Running for Research Member Spotlight: Marcy Cook

Posted by Mandy Vukits on Wed, Mar 16, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Marcy Cook is preparing to run an experience of a lifetime…the 2016 Boston Marathon. She is running on behalf of the Massage Therapy Foundation as part of the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program.

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Tags: massage therapy, MTF-Team "Running for Research", 2016 Boston Marathon

Team MTF - Running for Research Member Spotlight: Nicole Bucar

Posted by Mandy Vukits on Wed, Mar 09, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

I recently took some time to find out more about Team MTF - Running for Research member, Nicole Bucar. Continue reading to find out more about her story, how she feels about running the 2016 Boston Marathon, and why she is passionate about raising awareness and funds for the Foundation.

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Tags: massage therapy, Boston Marathon, MTF-Team "Running for Research"

Report of the NIH Task Force on Research Standards for Chronic Low Back Pain [Research Perch]

Posted by Mandy Vukits on Wed, Mar 02, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Listen in as we discuss "Report of the NIH Task Force on Research Standards for Chronic Low Back Pain."

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Tags: Research Perch, massage therapy, NIH Task Force, Chronic Low Back Pain

Heart Healthy Benefits of Massage Therapy

Posted by Nina Cherie Franklin on Wed, Feb 17, 2016 @ 03:00 PM

Cardiovascular disease (or heart disease) is the leading cause of disability and death worldwide, responsible for over 17 million global fatalities across gender and racial/ethnic lines. Although the development of heart disease is complex and genetically influenced, well over 80 percent of deadly and debilitating heart attacks and strokes could be prevented with simple lifestyle changes.

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Tags: massage therapy, American Heart Month, healthy heart