Foundation News - December 2015

2016 International Massage Therapy Research Conference

The 2016 International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC) will be held in Seattle, Washington, May 12-15. The theme for the 2016 conference is “Integrating Therapies for Pain”. The Massage Therapy Foundation is currently accepting scientific abstracts for the conference. Submissions may be in any of the categories listed in the guidelines document. The guidelines document can be accessed here. This triennial conference brings together massage practitioners, educators, researchers, and clinicians to encourage the collaboration on massage therapy research. We would also like to give a special thank you to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) for signing on as the Premier Sponsor of this incredible event.

Registration for the conference is now open. Please click  here  for more information. 

2016 Grants and Contests 

The Massage Therapy Foundation offers many opportunities to advance the massage therapy profession. Three different options are available:

  • Research Grants- funds research studies investigating the beneficial applications of massage therapy. Awards are up to $30,000. Deadline to apply: Tuesday, March 1, 2016. 
  • Community Service Grants - awarded to charitable organizations that provide massage therapy to those having little or no access to such services. Awards are up to $5,000. Deadline to apply: Friday, April 1, 2016.
  • Practitioner and Student Case Report Contests-intended to enhance professional development and research skills. Deadline to apply: Practitioner Case Reports - Monday, October 3, 2016, Student Case Reports - Wednesday, June, 1, 2016.

See Your 2014 Donations at Work

The Massage Therapy Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of the 2014 Annual Report. Click here to view the report online. Learn how your donations went to work for your industry by funding research, education, and community service initiatives. Thank you to all of the donors listed on the 2014 donor roll. Your donation made a difference, and we greatly appreciate your support.

Want to see your name in the report next year? Do not forget to make your donation online before the year ends. Click here to Donate Now.

Let the Shopping Begin

Did you know you could donate to the Massage Therapy Foundation by shopping on Amazon? Sign up for the Amazon Smile program by clicking here, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchased items to the Massage Therapy Foundation when you choose it as your charity of choice. Let your holiday and everyday shopping benefit your profession. Shop Amazon Smile all year long! 

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