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Meta-analysis on

Massage Therapy
and pain


The Massage Therapy Foundation, Samueli Institute, and the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) have partnered on a collaborative project for a meta-analysis of massage therapy for pain. The results of this collaboration were published in a three part series in a peer-reviewed journal.

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Letting Go Without Losing Heart

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