Foundation News - November 2018


IMTRC 2019

Register Now for IMTRC 2019

Join thought leaders, educators, and therapists to learn about the latest massage therapy research at IMTRC 2019 on May 9-10, in Alexandria, Virginia.

  • Hear about the latest innovations
  • Network with colleagues and researchers
  • Apply the latest research to your practice

Research is crucial to moving the profession forward. It inspires and educates massage therapists on how to apply the latest science when working with clients. Join an engaged community dedicated to moving the profession forward- don't miss out!

Register by November 26 for Early Bird pricing »


Celebrating 10 Years of The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Originating from an informal conversation and evolving into a peer-reviewed, open-access, indexed journal, IJTMB  is now celebrating its 10th anniversary! 

Check out the newly released fall quarterly edition of IJTMB, including an editorial retrospective on 10 years of Journal highlights and history.

Read the latest issue »


2018 Student Case Report Contest Winners Announced

Student case reportsThe Massage Therapy Foundation is excited to announce our 2018 Student Case Report Contest winners. The contest provides students an opportunity to enhance professional development and research skills. Winners at the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels receive cash prizes from $1,500-2,500 after their case report is submitted to a peer-reviewed academic journal. The contest closed on June 1, 2018 with ten submissions. 

Here are the winners: 

  • Silver Award:
    Massage Therapy for Paralytic Post-Polio Syndrome by Erikka Opinio 
  • Bronze Award:
    Massage Therapy Treatment and Outcomes in a Patient with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease by Galit Paz 
  • Honorable Mention:
    Massage Treatment for Pain Due to Daily Chest Compression Practices in a Gender-Nonconforming Patient by Alessandra Keener

Are you a current massage therapy student with a case to share? The 2019 Student Case Report Contest is now accepting submissions. 

Submit a case for the 2019 Student Case Report Contest »


2019 Community Service Grant Now Open

Community Service Grants

Massage Therapy Foundation Community Service Grants deliver massage to underserved populations all over the world. Do you work with an organization providing massage to people in need? Apply for an MTF Community Service Grant today!

Learn more about the MTF Community Service Grant »

"I chose AMTA because they are committed to advancing the profession."

Jackie R., AMTA member since 2011

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