Research Opportunities

Massage Research Poster Session

AMTA is proud to collaborate with the Massage Therapy Foundation on the 19th annual poster session at the AMTA 2017 National Convention.

The poster sessions are a showcase of research about massage, education, and community service projects. MTF encourages participation in this event to create a forum for informal discussion of research, and to provide attendees with the opportunity to learn how individual therapists have impacted their communities and advanced the profession.

Make a Gift to the Massage Therapy Foundation

In the spirit of the AMTA 2017 National Convention, relax and practice self-care by donating to the Massage Therapy Foundation’s Self-care Fundraiser to support massage therapy research!

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Research Track Education

Look for education sessions featuring research-specific education, developed in partnership with the Massage Therapy Foundation. 

The following convention classes fulfill the research requirement for Board Certification renewal.

Current Research: Massage & Pain (Research Track)

Thursday, 1:30-3:30 and repeated 4-6pm

Chester “Trip” Buckenmaier III, MD & Jerrilyn Cambron, PhD

Pain is a major public health concern, significantly affecting the quality of life of approximately 100 million Americans. The Samueli Institute, with funding by the Massage Therapy Foundation and support from AMTA, conducted a systematic review and metanalysis of published science on massage and pain. Review important findings on the impact of massage therapy for chronic pain, cancer-related pain and surgical pain.

Expert Panel: Research in the Massage Therapy Profession (Research Track)

Friday, 8am-Noon

Hear about the latest in massage therapy research from high caliber researchers working in the field. Learn about the impact research has on the massage therapy profession, and hear from the Massage Therapy Foundation practitioner case report winner.

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