Massage Therapy Foundation Blog

Massage for Pain in the General Population: Part 1 [Research Perch]

Posted by Mandy Vukits on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Listen in as we discuss "The Impact of Massage Therapy on Function in Pain Populations—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials: Part I, Patients Experiencing Pain in the General Population.

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IMTRC 2016: Why Massage Therapists Should Care More About Research

Posted by Nina Cherie Franklin on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

As an avid research scientist and licensed massage therapist, I am always looking to stay abreast of the latest health research and treatment advances in healthcare. So, needless to say, it was with eager enthusiasm that I recently attended the 2016 International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC) held in Seattle, Washington. Hosted by the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF), this triennial event is one that brings together practitioners, educators, students, researchers, and  healthcare professionals from all around the world.

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IMTRC 2016: Is the United States ready for a massage therapy degree program?

Posted by Ruth Werner on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

“If a small school in a small town in a small country at the bottom of the world can do this, so can anyone.” - Dr. Jo Smith, on the massage therapy degree program she has created in Invercargill, NZ.

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Tags: IMTRC, research, massage therapy, massage therapy degree

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