Foundation News - September 2019


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

MTF Research Grant Award

Military man hugs little girlDVCIPM Study Addresses Massage Therapy Implementation Strategies and Efficacy for Pain and Opioid Crisis within DoD and VA

The Massage Therapy Foundation has awarded $210,000 for a research grant to the Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM), for the two-year study, “Massage Service Integration in a Military Primary Care Clinic: Implementation and Impact Study.” 

The DoD and VA populations have significantly higher prevalence of chronic pain compared to civilian populations. As a result, the opioid epidemic witnessed in the civilian population is mirrored in the DoD and VA populations. 

The study is funded with generous financial support from AMTA.

Read the press release »


Game Changer: Hospital-Based Massage

Research Perch

Hospital-based massage programs are on the rise as care providers seek non-pharmacological modalities for pain and stress relief. 

Learn about how these programs work by tuning in to MTF’s two-part Research Perch podcast interview with guests from the Massage Therapy Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Be sure to also check out the accompanying new infographic: 5 Reasons to Consider a Career in Hospital-Based Massage.

Listen to Research Perch on iTunes and Stitcher. Use the buttons below to subscribe:

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Visit the MTF hospital-based massage page »


Monster Mash Party Fundraiser

MTF Monster Mash

Tickets are on sale now! 

Kick off the AMTA Convention with a fun Halloween-themed event featuring live music, dancing, games, prizes and costume contest. Mix, mingle and show off your creative costume ideas! We hope you will join us for this spooktacular fundraiser! 

Our thanks to Monster Mash Co-Sponsors: Massage Warehouse and Performance Health

Get Monster Mash tickets »


Free Research Webinar Recordings Available Now

office desk top with laptop and coffee cupIncrease your knowledge and improve your practice! Parts I & II of MTF and National Certification Board For Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)'s 2019 Research Webinar Series are available now. Watch the recordings and take a short quiz to earn one free CE per webinar. Stay tuned for Part III coming Fall 2019.

Watch the recordings »


MTF Grants and Contests

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

Learn more about writing a case report »


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! 

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