Massage Therapy Foundation News

International Massage Therapy Research Conference Program Now Available

Early Bird Registration ends March 1, so register now for the International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC) taking place April 25-27, 2013, in Boston, MA. The full program has been released for this three-day conference which focuses on a different theme each day.

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Not sure what to expect at the IMTRC? Watch these videos to learn more »

Massage Therapy Foundation Grant and Contest Deadlines

The Massage Therapy Foundation offers research grants, case report contests, and community service grants for massage therapy. Below are the current open grants and contests.
   • Student Case Report Contest - Deadline 6/1/2013
   • Community Service Grants - Deadline 4/1/2013
   • Research Grants - Deadline 3/1/2013

» More details on all of the opportunities.

New Free eBook: The Case for Pain Relief: 5 Research Studies for Massage Therapists

As a massage therapist, you work with many different types of people. Many of them come to see you seeking help with pain management. At The Massage Therapy Foundation, we want to give you the tools and resources you need to serve your clients and grow your business. The research studies in this book will help you approach your work with the confidence that comes from knowing that the work you do has a basis in science.

» Download your free copy today.

Support Team Massage Therapy Foundation: Running for Research

The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) has chosen its team of runners for the 2013 Boston Marathon. Team Massage Therapy Foundation: Running for Research will raise money for the MTF with bibs received through the John Hancock Non-Profit Bib program. We’re excited to announce that an AMTA member, Kathy Borsuk, was chosen to receive a bib. Kathy is a licensed massage therapist from New Jersey who started her journey to becoming a runner just over one year ago. She achieved her goal of completing one 5K per month in 2012, and now she is thrilled to join Team MTF for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run the 2013 Boston Marathon while supporting the massage therapy profession. You can learn more about Kathy and help her reach her fundraising goal through her Crowdrise page:

» Support Team Massage Therapy Foundation


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.


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