Massage Therapy Foundation News - December 2012


Register Now for the International Massage Therapy Research Conference

Registration is now open for the International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC)! Join us April 25-27, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts for the third research conference of its kind presented by the Massage Therapy Foundation. 

  •  IMTRC Day 1: How does massage work? Potential Mechanisms
    Keynote: Jeanette Ezzo, LMT, MPH, PhD
  •  IMTRC Day 2: Massage in the Community; Informing Public Health
    Keynote:Leslie Korn PhD, MPH, NCB, LMHC, RPE
  • IMTRC Day 3: Next Steps in Massage Therapy Research
    Keynote: Janet R. Kahn, PhD, LMT

» Learn More and Register for the IMTRC.


Special Pre-Conference Pricing – Basics of Research Literacy

Take the vital first step toward having an evidence-informed practice.

What: Learn more about the basics of research literacy in an 8-hour NCBTMB-approved online course.

Cost: Special pre-conference pricing of $59 per person through April 25 until the start of the International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC).

» Learn more and register for BRL.


Massage for the Greater Good - Announcing the 2012 MTF Community Service Grants

We know that massage therapy can help to manage everyday pain and stress, but can it also be harnessed to address wider social problems? The Massage Therapy Foundation believes so, and has put its money where its mouth is with its 2012 Community Service Grants, funding five unique programs that aim to take massage out of the spa and into the world of social good... Keep Reading.


2013 MTF Grants and Contests Now Open

The Massage Therapy Foundation is happy to announce that the following grants and contests are now open for the 2013 granting season.
   • Student Case Report Contest - Deadline 3/1/2013
   • Community Service Grants - Deadline 4/1/2013
   • Research Grants - Deadline 3/1/2013

» More details on all of the contests.


See Your Donation at Work: View the 2011 Massage Therapy Foundation Annual Report

For the second year in a row, the Massage Therapy Foundation has published its Annual Report online. Learn how your donation went to work for your industry through our 2011 Research, Education and Community Service initiatives. Explore our Honor Roll of 2011 donors, and if you haven’t made a gift this year, please consider making a donation today. 

» Donate Now.


Free eBook on Working with Physicians

How do you, as a massage therapist, connect with physicians and develop a relationship that can lead to more patient referrals? Download our free eBook for a complete guide to partnering with physicians.In this guide you will learn:•How to approach physicians and explain what you do;•How to speak in terms that will resonate with the medical community;•How to use research and data to establish credibility with physicians.

» Download the eBook for free today.


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