The Value of Massage Research

Research is essential to verify the many benefits of massage therapy.

A growing body of research supports massage therapy for health and wellness. Use research to explain the health benefits of massage to your clients and reference our research on the profession's growth in business planning. 

The health benefits of massage continue to be researched and studied. Recent research has shown the effectiveness of massage for pain relief, as a complement to medical treatment, for mental health and for rehabilitation from surgery or injury, just to name a few.

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Why Is It Important to Stay Informed on the Current Research in Massage Therapy? 

  • Research validates techniques that work.
  • It helps others understand the importance of what you do.
  • It helps others see you as a part of the health care team.
  • It provides you the opportunity to help your clients achieve better outcomes.

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AMTA and the Massage Therapy Foundation

AMTA and the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) share a profound commitment to advance the massage therapy profession through promoting scientific research and evidence-informed practice.

Although we are separate organizations, together, we endeavor to collaborate as full strategic partners to realize our independent and interrelated missions. Our relationship will live in perpetuity.

While AMTA is committed to financially supporting the work of MTF, both organizations call for partners in funding the Foundation’s mission.