Foundation News - March 2018

Massage Therapy Foundation

The Massage Therapy Foundation is thrilled to welcome you to a brand new year of exciting events, thought-provoking research, stimulating grants and contests, new educational resources, and opportunities to impact the communities we live in by helping those in need.

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2018 Boston Marathon: Team MTF - Running for Research  

Since 2012, the Massage Therapy Foundation has been honored to participate in the oldest and most well-known marathon in the world— the Boston Marathon® as part of John Hancock’s Marathon Non-Profit Program.

This year we celebrate the awarding of four bibs to Team MTF—Running for Research. Our runners are training to support scientific research in massage therapy. Our running rockstars Lindsay Bodkin, Desiree Bourgois van Oosting, Shadonne Harris and Teresa Matthews are registered and ready to race! #TogetherForward

Team MTF - Running for Research

Thank you to our Boston Marathon® Premier Sponsor, AMTA!

Consider supporting them as they run to advance the knowledge and practice of massage therapy. Your donations make a difference!

Learn about the team and donate »

Infographics are Here! MTF infographic

MTF's newest initiative is the creation of a series of infographics about massage therapy research. Each of these infographics will explore research findings in a clear and simple format that can be shared with continuing education providers, health care practitioners and clients. 

The digital PDF versions are hyperlinked to the complete research article so that people can dive deeper into the material if they so choose. 

Read more about the infographics initiative »

Share these infographics with friends, colleagues and clients. Do you want to see more research like this? Be a part of the many who support the Foundation's goal of advancing the profession. 

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New Issue of IJTMB 

The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (IJTMB) is an open-access, peer-reviewed publication filled with vital information. Don't miss out on the opportunity to extend your knowledge and improve your practice by checking out the latest issue! 

Read the new issue of IJTMB »

Submission Deadlines Approaching

Don't miss these upcoming submission deadlines:

MTF submission deadlines

Learn more about our grants and contests »

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Kim K., AMTA member since 2003