Foundation News - July 2018

MTF conference

2019 International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC)  

Massage Therapy Foundation's IMTRC is back, bringing you great research knowledge you can apply to your daily practice. Staying current with massage therapy research enables you to achieve the best results for your clients, especially if you are working with a range of conditions. 

IMTRC 2019 will take place May 9-10, 2019 in Alexandria, VA.

Are you a massage therapy researcher studying the clinical efficacy of massage? Submit an abstract for consideration for IMTRC 2019 here. Abstract submission deadline is July 27, 2018.

Thank you to our IMTRC 2018 Presenting Sponsor, AMTA!

AMTA 2018 National Convention is Just Around the Corner  

AMTA 2018 National Convention

Are you headed to the AMTA 2018 National Convention in Washington, DC August 8 - 11? Here are some highlights you don't want to miss!

  • Hear from Massage Therapy Foundation's Student Case Report winner Michelle Lipnicki as part of the presentation New Massage Research: Staying Current So You Can Better Help Your Clients.

  • Massage Therapy Foundation's 21st annual Poster Session posters will be on display. These posters showcase massage research and community service projects in an attractive and insightful way. Learn how therapists have impacted their communities and advanced the profession.

Presentations from MTF President and Board members:

  • Teacher's Day: Self-Care Skills. By MTF Trustee Robin Anderson. August 10, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

  • Effective Soft-Tissue Strategies for Plantar Fasciitis and Plantar Fasciosis. By MTF President Doug Nelson. August 11, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Closing Session Panel - Military Veterans and Massage Therapy. Multiple speakers including MTF Trustee Dr. Niki Munk. August 11, 2:00 p.m.

Register for the AMTA 2018 National Convention »

Take Me Out to the Ballgame 

MTF ballgame

Tickets are selling fast. Get yours before they are gone! Buy tickets online or by calling 847-905-1635.

Sponsorship packages are also available. Contact us for more information

Purchase tickets for the game online »

June Brings a New Issue of IJTMB 

New ZealandHave you ever wondered what it would be like to practice therapeutic massage in New Zealand?

Check out The Characteristics, Experiences and Perceptions of Registered Massage Therapists in New Zealand: Results from a National Survey of Practitioners, an article from the latest issue of the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (IJTMB).

IJTMB is open-access, peer-reviewed and indexed in PubMed. It is the official journal of the Massage Therapy Foundation and is supported by the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of British Columbia.

Read the new issue of IJTMB »

Invest in the Future 

MTF Legacy SocietyDid you know that the Massage Therapy Foundation has a Legacy Society?

Making a legacy gift to the MTF is a simple yet profound way to make a difference in the lives of future generations. Our Legacy Society donors have turned passion for the massage therapy profession into action, affirming their commitment to supporting future research, education and community service initiatives.

Consider helping us fulfill our mission for generations to come. Please let us know if MTF has already been included in your estate plans.

Learn more about the MTF Legacy Society »

A Great Way to Share Research 

MTF infographicsHave you seen MTF's new infographics about massage therapy research? Each infographic explores research findings in a clear and simple format that can be shared with continuing education providers, health care practitioners and clients.

Infographics have their origins in full-length articles from our journal, IJTMB. Each article is also discussed in an episode of our podcast, Research Perch, so people can dive deeper into the material if they so choose.

Do you have our infographics on display in your practice? Email a photo of your infographics in use to for the opportunity to be included in our newsletter/website! 

Explore current and upcoming research infographics »

Student Case Report Contest 

MTF Student Case ReportsAre you a current massage therapy student with a case report to share? Student Case Report submission dates are changing in order to accommodate students who graduate between June and September. Students must still submit before graduation date, but the contest will accept applications year-round. Applications will still be reviewed once per year.

Apply here »

"AMTA does the most to support our profession."

Jesse J., AMTA member since 2011