Foundation News - July 2019


Read the latest news from the Massage Therapy Foundation for July 2019.

Monster Mash Party Fundraiser: Tickets on Sale Now!

MTF Monster Mash

Kick off the AMTA 2019 National Convention with a fun Halloween-themed event on October 23 featuring live music, dancing, games, prizes, and costume contest. Mix, mingle, and show off your creative costume ideas! Enjoy the musical stylings of Doug Nelson, MTF President, and Eric Stephenson, Chief Wellness Officer at Elements Massage. We hope you will join us for this spooktacular fundraiser!

Get Monster Mash tickets »


Doing Well by Doing Good

MTF DonateEngage the clients who visit your practice by becoming a part of our Doing Well by Doing Good campaign. Through this initiative, a business pledges the proceeds from one massage per month to MTF, providing a chosen client with a certificate of thanks. 

Participating businesses will receive a table tent and decal to put up in their practice. 

Make a monthly pledge »


New Issue: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

IJMTBWould you like to learn more about how perinatal massage can help mothers? Check out A Pilot Study of Partner Chair Massage Effects on Perinatal Mood, Anxiety, and Pain and other new articles in our most recent issue of IJTMB.

Check out this and other articles in our most recent issue of IJTMB and share with your colleagues. 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 latest issue of IJTMB »


New Visual Abstract: MT for Parkinson's Disease

visual abstract

The rise of #VisualAbstracts (infographics) as a way of communicating within the scientific and medical communities gives massage therapists and researchers an invaluable method of reaching those in allied fields.

Check out MTF's latest infographc abstract MT for Parkinson's Disease: A Case Report. Enjoy this and our other colorful visual abstracts free of charge. Be sure to download, print and share these engaging visuals with your clients, colleagues and students! 

Download visual abstracts »


MTF Grants and Contests

2020 Student Case Report Contest: Open Now
Application deadline is June 1, 2020

Learn more about MTF grants and contests »


Your Support Makes a Difference

heartMTF is dedicated to making the world a better place. We elevate the profession by funding research grants, scientific conference and education initiatives for massage therapists and by providing direct community service to those in need. Please consider helping the Foundation continue to fund research and deliver knowledge to therapists' fingertips.

Now is the time to make research count! 

Donate to MTF »

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