Massage Therapy Research at AMTA National Convention


Attend the AMTA 2016 National Convention, October 26-29 in Milwaukee, to learn about cutting-edge massage therapy research you can apply in your practice. 

Research Track education sessions were developed in partnership with the Massage Therapy Foundation.

Current Research: Massage Therapy & Pain [Research Track]

October 27, 4-6pm | Courtney Boyd, M.A., Jerrilyn Cambron, Ph.D.

Pain is a major public health concern, significantly affecting the physical and emotional quality of life of approximately 100 million Americans. The Samueli Institute, through funding by the Massage Therapy Foundation with support from AMTA, conducted a systematic review and metanalysis of published science on massage therapy and pain. Review important findings on the impact of massage therapy for individuals with chronic pain, cancer-related pain and surgical pain. Learn more »

The Impact of Massage Therapy on the Performance of Professional Para-athletes

October 27, 1:30-3:30pm; repeated 4-6pm | Ann Blair Kennedy, DrPH, Ruth McDonough

Examine current research on the effect of massage on the performance of Roger C Peace Paracycling Team members. Massage therapists involved in the project will present data and discuss the science of sports massage for para-athletes. Learn more »

Research Panel: Massage in Military & Hospital Settings [Research Track]

October 28, 8am-Noon | Chester “Trip” Buckenmaier III, M.D., Carol Fletcher, Ph.D., JoEllen Sefton, Ph.D.

Hear about the latest in massage therapy research from high caliber researchers working in the field. Learn about the impact of massage on veterans to improve quality of life and manage pain. Also hear from the Massage Therapy Foundation practitioner and student case report winners. Learn more »

More AMTA National Convention research opportunities, including MTF's Poster Session »


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Online registration is available through September 26!

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