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Spring 2011: Massage Therpay Foundation News

Upcoming Community Service Grant Deadline

You have the inspiration for a community service project in mind—you may already have one in place—but the thought of applying for a grant is daunting. We understand your drive and passion. That’s why we’re here to help. Did you realize you can turn to the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) for financial assistance for your community service work? And now is the time to get organized and apply by the April 1, 2011, deadline.

>> Access grant applications and specific grant guidelines

Teaching Research Literacy (TRL)

Teaching Research Literacy (TRL) is an 8-hour NCB-approved workshop for massage educators to help incorporate basic principles of research literacy into your school’s existing curriculum. School owners and administrators: host this workshop, and your school can become known as a leader in research literacy.

If your school is interested in hosting a TRL workshop in 2011, please contact Alison Pittas at apittas@massagetherapyfoundation.org.

A New Issue of IJTMB Is Now Available

The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: Research, Education, & Practice (IJTMB) is an online, peer-reviewed, open access scientific journal for the therapeutic massage and bodywork profession, and is available free of subscription fees and contributing author charges.

Practitioners and students are encouraged to subscribe to the journal for free. Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for publication consideration to the IJTMB.

>> Subscribe / View the latest issue

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Massage therapy schools and educators are engaged in a wonderful calling: the development and support of a highly skilled population of massage professionals. In this unity of purpose, we at the Foundation have identified some areas where our efforts—and yours—can work together to fulfill all of our goals. Sign up for our schools and educators mailing list today to learn more about these opportunities that can enhance your educational programs and promote the benefit of our profession as a whole. Sign up: www.massagetherapyfoundation.org/schoolnotif.asp. And, don't forget to subscribe to our blog, friend us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch our videos on YouTube.

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