Foundation News - October 2019

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

Grants and Contents Now Open

people talking in front of research posterHave you ever had a great idea for a research project or community service initative involving therapeutic massage? Have you been inspried by research that you want to share with your colleagues in the profession and beyond?

MTF's fall granting cycle is now open. We can't wait to see your ideas!

Apply Now:

  • 2020 Community Service Grant Application
  • 2020 Research Grant Application
  • 2020 Poster Session Abstract Submission
  • 2020 Student Case Study Report Contest

Learn more about MTF grants and contests »

Save the Date - Free Research Webinar: Part III

computer with headphones and spiral notebookMTF and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork's 2019 free Research Webinar Series will continue with Part III: How to Find Quality Resources.

Join us for the live webinar on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 1 p.m. CST. Sign up today and increase your research knowledge. 

Sign up for the free webinar »

IJTMB Website Makeover


The IJTMB is now even better with a brand new website look! IJTMB is open-access, peer-review and indexed in PubMed. It is the official journal of the Massage Therapy Foundation and our journal partner, the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of British Columbia. Check it out today. 

Explore IJTMB »

Monster Mash Party Fundraiser

MTF Monster Mash

Hurry - tickets are on sale now!

Kick off the AMTA Convention with a fun Halloween-themed event featuring live music, dancing, games and prizes. Dressing up is optional, but there will be a costume contest for those who would like to show off their creative ideas. We hope you will join us for this spooktacular fundraiser!

Get Monster Mash tickets »

Research Literacy: Raising the Bar

woman at laptop computerNew Blog!

Increasing the research literacy of massage therapists is critical to advancing the profession. The ability to evaluate, communicate and apply research findings into practice increases the quality of care clients receive and educates them on the benefits of therapeutic massage.

MTF VP and Education Committee Chair Brent Jackson, M.Ed., BS, LMT discusses the importance of research literacy for massage therapists and students and how MTF's free new ebook can help.

Read the new blog post »

Show Clients You Care about Research

mtf table tentYour clients invest in you for their wellness and want a therapist they can trust to provide the best health benefits that massage can offer.

Show your clients that research is important to your practice by becoming a part of our Doing Well by Doing Good campaign. Make a monthly donation of $50 or more to receive a table tent and decal to display in your practice.

Show off your support for massage therapy research!

Make a monthly pledge »

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 »

"I am very glad to be aligned with a professional organization that gives so much to its members."

Satu F., AMTA member since 2003