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Massage Therapy Research: A Valuable Resource for You and Your Clients


The therapeutic benefits of massage continue to be researched and studied. Recent research has shown the effectiveness of massage for conditions such as low back pain, reducing headache frequency and decreasing pain in cancer patients, just to name a few.

Why it is important to stay informed on the current research in massage therapy? 

  • Research validates techniques that work
  • It helps others understand the importance of what you do
  • It helps others see you as a part of the health care team
  • It provides you the opportunity to help your clients achieve better outcomes

AMTA is here to help you stay informed on research!

Check out the resources below to learn more about current massage therapy research and how to apply it to your practice.

Research at AMTA 2018 National Convention

New Massage Research: Staying Current so You Can Better Help Your Clients with Anneke Bender, Erika Larson, Michelle Lipnicki, and Jeanne Massingill

4 CE Credits | Friday, August 10 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | Washington, DC

Learn more about the latest research on conditions such as dystonia, cancer and multiple sclerosis from this panel of experts, and hear from the Massage Therapy Foundation Practitioner Case Report winner.

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Research-Specific AMTA Online Courses

Research and Massage Therapy by Dr. Annie Morien

3.0 Credit Hours | $45.00 members / $75.00 nonmembers

Learn how to evaluate and incorporate research results into your massage therapy practice.

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Video Course: Reading a Research Article by Albert Moraska

3.0 Credit Hours | $45.00 members / $75.00 nonmembers

Learn to read, evaluate and critique a research article, and adapt these skills to write an article.

Sign-up for Reading a Research Article

Research on and Treatment of Diabetes by Nancy Porambo

2.0 Credit Hours | $30.00 members / $50.00 nonmembers 

Review information on diabetes that focuses mainly on research for new approaches and the science behind them.

Sign-up for Research on and Treatment of Diabetes

AMTA members save 40% on our online courses! Learn about the benefits of membership. 


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