Massage Therapy Foundation News

Practitioner Case Report Contest – Now Accepting Submissions

The MTF has chosen to encourage the writing of case reports to provide an opportunity for massage therapists and bodyworkers to develop research skills and enhance their ability to provide knowledge-based massage to the public. Visit the MTF website to learn about all previous winners and to find out information on how to enter the 2011 contest. The deadline to apply is October 8, 2011.

Call for Posters

Participate in an integral part of the Massage Therapy Foundation's presence at the 2011 AMTA National Convention. We are now accepting submissions for our 14th annual poster session in the categories of original research, programmatic evaluation, and clinical case presentations. Complete details.

Research Track CE at AMTA National Convention 2011

Registration is open for the AMTA 2011 National Convention which will take place in Portland, Oregon, from October 19-22, 2011. There are several research-track education sessions to choose from. Visit the MTF website for complete details and to register.

After the convention, stay around for the "Massage Therapy Foundation's Post Convention Workshop: Integral Anatomy Intensive" with Gil Hedley. It's on Sunday and Monday, October 23-24, and worth 12 CEs. Read the full Post-Convention class description and register.

From The Latest Issue of IJTMB

The latest issue of the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (IJTMB) is now live. This is the only open-access, peer reviewed journal of its kind, and it is available to read online for free at
In this issue, you will find Rosemary Chunco's article "The Effects of Massage on Pain, Stiffness, and Fatigue Levels Associated with Ankylosing Spondylitis." Rosemary was the 2010 MTF Practitioner Case Report Contest winner. This published article is a result of her findings from her case study.

Massage Therapy Foundation Blog

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How I Built a Massage Therapy Practice Using Research
By MTF Donor and Volunteer Mary White

After 15 years of running a business practice in Central Massachusetts, my husband and I moved to Cape Cod five years ago. We love the ocean and are passionate about sailing, so it was all about being near the water. It was a leap of faith. Although I was worried about starting a new practice, I hoped my years of experience would stand me in good stead…keep reading

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"Sanctuary" sponsors raise $10,000 for the Massage Therapy Foundation

Welcome Jan Schwartz to the MTF Board of Trustees

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