Foundation News - December 2019


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

Team MTF

2020 Team MTF - #RunningForResearch

We are proud to announce our 2020 Boston Marathon #RunningForResearch team members: Kelly Cartus, Monika Hill, and Oliver Layco. Applications are still open to find an additional runner. This is the Foundation's eighth consecutive year participating in the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program. The event will take place on April 20, 2020. 

Interesting in running the race of a lifetime and helping raise funds for massage therapy research? Apply to join Team MTF today! 

Apply to run on Team MTF »


New Research Perch: Research Article Discussion Club at Nationwide Children's Hospital

owlsExplore the enriching possibilities of participating in a research article discussion club in this podcast interview with guest Deborah Zerkle, LMT, CA, CIMT, CPMT from the Massage Therapy Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH.

The need for massage therapy research is great; equally important is the need for research-literate massage therapists who are able to find, evaluate and interpret research findings to better serve clients. This podcast contains great ideas for making the process easy and enjoyable. 

Listen to the new Research Perch »


Grants and Contests 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?

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 »


Ergonomics Survey: Be a Part of MT Research

woman on laptopMTF is conducting data collection about the work of MT professionals to create a structured job task analysis. With this information, our goal is to provide safety parameters for MT work which may include identifying risk factors, examining practice environments and analyzing the essence of how typical massage therapy work tasks are performed.

Are you a massage therapist? Contribute to research by taking the survey.

Take the survey »


Communicator Sponsorship Opportunities

Is your organization looking for a place to advertise while supporting massage therapy research, education and community service initiatives? Consider sponsoring an issue of the Communicator. One sponsorship is available per issue. Only 12 available per year. Learn more about this offer. 

Did you miss our last Communicator

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Your Support Makes a Difference

heartMTF is dedicated to making the world a better place. We elevate the profession by funding research grants, scientific conferences 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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in helping me get to the place I am today."

Lee S., AMTA member since 1995

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