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Massage Therapy Foundation News - October 2015

Save the Date for the 2016 International Massage Therapy Research Conference

Are you a student or educator that is interested in the latest massage therapy scientific research? The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) will proudly be hosting the 2016 International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC) which will take place May 12-15, 2016, at the Renaissance ® Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington.

This is the Foundation’s fourth research conference,bringing together massage and manual therapy
practitioners, educators, CIM researchers, allied health professionals, and others interested in massage research. Attendees will have a chance to experience a variety of speeches as well as classes during the conference.

Stay tuned for registration updates here.

We are currently looking for poster and presentation abstracts. The theme is “Integrating Therapies for Pain”. However, submissions can be in any of the categories listed in the guidelines. You can access the guidelines here.

Apply to Run the 2016 Boston Marathon!

You have the chance to experience an event of a lifetime all while raising money to advance the practice of the massage therapy. Apply to run with Team MTF-Running for Research at the 2016 Boston Marathon! The Foundation has been granted three innovational entries (bibs) for the 2016 Boston Marathon Charity Program. We are currently taking applications for runners to e
xperience this once in a lifetime, word class event.
Last year the amazing team included John Combe, Nathan Nordstrom, and Angie Parris-Raney. Get in gear, put on your running shoes, and complete the application today to support the Massage Therapy Foundation. The application deadline is November 15, 2015. Applications are available by clicking here.

2015 Student Case Report Winners Announced

We are proud to announce the winners for the 2015 Student Case Report Contest.

Gold Winner
Rachel Benbow with "Effect of Massage Therapy on the Proprioceptive System of an Autistic Child - A Case Study" - Harrisburg, PA

Bronze Winner
Keiko Marumo with "The Effect of Massage Therapy on Postural Dysfunction Exacerbated by Parkinson's Disease" - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Honorable Mention
Sebastien Vachon-Gravel "A Specific MFR Technique for Treatment of Non-Specific Upper Quadrant Myalgia and Paresthesia - A Case Study" - Fredricton, New Brunswick, Canada

Honorable Mention
Briana Covey with "Effects of Massage Therapy on Pain Associated with Partial Lumbarization of S1" - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Encourage your students to enter our 2016 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. Stay tuned for the submission deadline. You can view past winners here.

International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (IJTMB)

The Massage Therapy Foundation is pleased to provide the “International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: Research, Education, & Practice” (IJTMB). It is available at www.ijtmb.orgIJTMB 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.  It’s an indispensable resource for members of the massage and bodywork profession as well as for related health-care professionals.  Please click here to read the latest issue of IJTMB.




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