Massage Therapy Foundation News


Community Service Grants

We are now accepting applications for our 2012 Community Service Grants. The MTF will award a grant of up to $5,000 to individuals working with organizations who seek to provide massage therapy to underserved populations. The deadline is April 1, 2012. Community Service Grant application guidelines and resources.


Research Grants

The recipient of our 2011 Research Grant has been announced. Katharina Wiest of CODA, Inc. was awarded $29,998 for her study “Massage Impact on Chronic Pain in Opioid Dependent Patients.” You can read the full summary here.

We are now accepting proposals for our 2012 Research Grants. The deadline is March 1, 2012. Research Grant application guidelines and resources



The MTF at the AMTA 2011 National Convention

Research Track CE Classes

You can still register onsite at the AMTA 2011 National Convention, which will take place in Portland, Oregon, October 19-22. There are several research-track education sessions to choose from. Visit our website for complete details. Onsite registrations are welcome!

Post Convention Workshop

After convention, stay around for the Massage Therapy Foundation's Post Convention Workshop: "Integral Anatomy Intensive" with Gil Hedley. The workshop will take place Sunday and Monday, October 23-24, and it is worth 12 CE Hours. Read the full Post-Convention class description and register onsite.

Stop by the MTF booth at the convention to enter our raffle for a handmade quilt by Ruth Werner. During convention we will have special contests and prizes as well, so join our mailing list to be among the first to learn when details are announced.


2011 Student Case Report Winners Announced

The winners for the 2011 Student Case Report Contest (SCRC) have been announced. View the full list of winners.

Encourage your students to enter our 2012 Case Report Contest. The contest fosters an opportunity for students to develop research skills. Students’ recognition provides research acclaim for the host schools as well. The submission deadline is March 1, 2012.  View the full PCRC submission guidelines.

Massage practitioners can enter their Case Report into our Practitioner Case Report Contest (PCRC). Submission deadline is October 1, 2011. View the full PCRC submission guidelines.


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