Foundation News - September 2018

New Video: Support and Advocacy for the Massage Therapy Profession

MTF video collage

Massage Therapy Foundation's exciting new overview video is the perfect introduction to our many programs and initiatives. Learn more about the work of the MTF - you may even be surprised!

This video provides an easy way to help get the word out about all of MTF's wonderful programs and initiatives. 

Please share it with colleagues, allied medical professionals, students and friends.

View the new video »

Take Me Out to the Ballgame  

Nationals Park

MTF had an amazing turnout at the baseball fundraiser at Nationals Park during the AMTA 2018 National Convention. Over 380 tickets were sold!

The weather was great and brought out a wonderful group of convention attendees from around the country. Representatives from MTF and ballgame fundraiser sponsors made an appearance down on the field before first pitch. Later, an MTF guest caught a foul ball!

Thank you to all who turned out for the game and have supported this event through sponsorship or volunteering. You make a difference!

Special thanks to:

Grand Slam Host Sponsors - Massage Warehouse and Performance Health

Baseball Cap Sponsor - AMTA

Big Hit Sponsors - Elements Massage, FSMTA, Hand & Stone

Check out the event photo album »

Donor Reception Wrap Up

The MTF Donor Reception at the AMTA 2018 National Convention is one way that the Foundation shows heartfelt appreciation for the support received from donors and volunteers.

This year's Massage Therapy Foundation Distinguished Service Award went to Ruth Werner, BA, BCTMBMTF donor reception

Ruth is a past president of MTF, has served on nearly all MTF committees and as a trustee, and is currently on the Advisory Council. Her many years of service to MTF are greatly appreciated.

The 2018 Performance Health - Massage Therapy Foundation Humanitarian Award was presented to Bill Brown, Executive Director of AMTA.

Bill has made great contributions to the profession and has been an outstanding champion of MTF for many years. His support and the support of his organization have been critical in sustaining and strengthening the Foundation.

MTF is thankful to everyone who has contributed to the mission of supporting scientific research, education and community service in the massage therapy profession.

Save the Date for IMTRC 2019 


Save the date for MTF's International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC) to be held May 9-10, 2019 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Learn about the latest research, connect with colleagues and gain insight into best practices in massage therapy. Held every three years, IMTRC brings together thought leaders and educators to discuss massage therapy innovations. We hope you will be able to attend.

Questions? Email

Writing a Case Report: You Can Do It!

Writing a case report is one of the simplest and most effective ways to become actively involved in massage therapy research. By taking the valuable insights you have gained by working with a client and sharing that knowledge, you enable others to work more effectively with clients who have similar needs.

How can MTF help you get started?

The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (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.

 Through IJTMB, the Foundation provides peer-reviewed case reports and scientific information free of charge to therapists, students, medical professionals, patients, and anyone else who may be interested in the science behind therapeutic massage.

Read the latest issue of IJTMB »

Student Case Report Contest 

MTF Student Case Reports

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

Apply here »


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Bailey L., AMTA member since 2016