Massage Therapy Foundation News - February 2012


Quilt Raffle to Benefit the MTF

AMTA-North Carolina is conducting a quilt drawing on behalf of the Massage Therapy Foundation this year. Chapters from around the U.S. have contributed material and the quilt will be raffled off at the 2012 AMTA National Convention in Raleigh, North Carolina.

››  More information/ purchase raffle tickets.


Learn the Basics of Research Literacy and Support the MTF

Basics of Research Literacy (BRL) is a 6-hour NCBTMB-approved workshop for massage therapists and educators about incorporating principles of research literacy into your practice and teaching. BRL is an online Continuing Education opportunity that allows you to explore this important work at your own pace and in your own time. It is NOT reading a document and then taking a test. BRL is a highly interactive skill-building experience that has the capacity to change the way you work. Learn more.


MTF Releases ‘Rise’ and ‘Shine’ Music CDs

The Massage Therapy Foundation announces the release of two musical albums, titled Rise and Shine, available on CD exclusively through Massage Warehouse. Both albums are composed of music created by musicians in the massage therapy profession. The Rise album includes a wide variety of musical genres including acoustic, bluegrass, and light rock. The Shine album is comprised of songs suitable for relaxation or to be played during a massage. All of the artists on both albums donated their songs in support of the Foundation and its work. You can purchase the albums here.


Research Grants

The recipient of our 2011 Research Grant has been announced. Katharina Wiest of CODA, Inc. was awarded $29,998 for her study “Massage Impact on Chronic Pain in Opioid Dependent Patients.” You can read the full summary here.

We are now accepting proposals for our 2012 Research Grants. The deadline is March 1, 2012. Research Grant application guidelines and resources


Community Service Grants

We are now accepting applications for our 2012 Community Service Grants. The MTF will award a grant of up to $5,000 to individuals working with organizations who seek to provide massage therapy to underserved populations. The deadline is April 1, 2012. Community Service Grant application guidelines and resources.


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