Winter 2011: Massage Therapy Foundation News

Massage Therapy Foundation Launches New Online Course on the Basics of Research Literacy

Basics of Research Literacy (BRL) is a 6-hour NCBTMB-approved workshop for massage therapists and educators about incorporating principles of research literacy into your practice and teaching. BRL is an online Continuing Education opportunity that allows you to explore this important work at your own pace and in your own time. It is NOT reading a document and then taking a test. BRL is a highly interactive skill-building experience that has the capacity to change the way you work. Learn more here.

MTF Releases ‘Rise’ and ‘Shine’ Music CDs

The Massage Therapy Foundation announces the release of two musical albums, titled Rise and Shine, available on CD exclusively through Massage Warehouse. Both albums are composed of music created by musicians in the massage therapy profession. The Rise album includes a wide variety of musical genres including acoustic, bluegrass, and light rock. The Shine album is comprised of songs suitable for relaxation or to be played during a massage. All of the artists on both albums donated their songs in support of the Foundation and its work. You can purchase the albums here.

2010 Annual Report

We're delighted to announce that the 2010 Massage Therapy Foundation Annual Report is now available to you in digital format. In a move to be financially and environmentally responsible, the Massage Therapy Foundation is publishing its Annual Report online for the first time.

Visit to learn how your generous donation to the Foundation was utilized, read about the recipients of our 2010 Grants and Awards, and view your name on our Honor Roll of Donors.

Not listed? Now is your chance to join the 2011 MTF Honor Roll of Donors! Make your one time or recurring monthly donation. Donate Now.

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

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.

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