IMTRC: Health & Wellness: The Role of Integrative Therapies

$15.00 members / $25.00 nonmembers     1.0 CE credits     Video

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Pain is a major public health concern, affecting approximately 100 million Americans daily. Hear from the Director of NCCIH, Dr. Helene Langevin, as she discusses the role massage therapy plays in an integrated approach to care for chronic musculoskieletal pain. Also learn about NCCIH’s efforts to increase patient access to integrative therapies and ways massage therapists can be more involved in this work.

The Massage Therapy Foundation’s International Massage Therapy Research Conferences are designed to bring together an engaged community of thought leaders, educators, therapists, and allied health practitioners to discuss massage therapy research.  This session was originally presented in 2019.  For more information, please visit the Massage Therapy Foundation.


At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss the role of non-traditional physical therapies in integrative care.
  • Describe the role of massage in the integrative health.
  • Explain how non-traditional therapies, such as massage, impact the brain.

About the author(s)

Helene Langevin, MD, was sworn in as director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) on November 26, 2018. Prior to her arrival, she served as director of the Osher Center and professor-in-residence of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her research interests have centered around the role of connective tissue in chronic musculoskeletal pain and the mechanisms of acupuncture, manual, and movement-based therapies.

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MS #533


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