Support Team MTF-Running for Research!

AMTA Board of Directors members Nathan Nordstrom and John Combe are running the Boston Marathon with Team Massage Therapy Foundation-Running for Research!

MTF is participating in the John Hancock Non-Profit Bib Program to bring awareness to the benefits of massage and the need for more massage research funding.

AMTA is proud to support Nathan and John as they promote MTF and our shared commitment to research on the benefits of massage therapy. Show your support!

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Get to know these two AMTA members training to run the Boston Marathon.

The Boston Marathon is just two months away! How's training going?

John: Thankfully, winter has not been a challenge for my training yet! I have always enjoyed running so training is going great. Running is a constant. I don’t keep track of races, and, after 20 years, I’ve completed quite a few marathons! 

Nathan: I need to let people know, I am not a runner! I challenged my students volunteering at a marathon to give 250 massages. They far exceeded my challenge, so I started training for the next year’s Rock n' Roll marathon. At the end of my training, I started having friends ask if I was going to run the Boston Marathon for the Massage Therapy Foundation. I was not even sure I would be able to finish the one still on my plate. I finished with a huge smile on my face, and I have been trying to maintain my condition.

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