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AMTA Contributes $10,000 to Team MTF—Running for Research

AMTA is proud to contribute $10,000 to Team Massage Therapy Foundation—Running for Research in support of AMTA members Nathan Nordstrom and John Combe.

They are running the Boston Marathon on April 20 to bring awareness to the benefits of massage and massage research funding. AMTA supports the team as they promote MTF and our shared commitment to research on the benefits of massage therapy.

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Q&A With John and Nathan: 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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