Experience of
a Lifetime!

Running for Research

Help Team MTF - Running for Research on their journey to the Boston Marathon taking place on April 17, 2017! This is the fifth consecutive year that we have participated in the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program. We have four fantastic runners this year. Keep our team motivated with a donation today!

Basics of Research Literacy

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.

Massage Matters Research Team


Join the Massage Matters Research Team by donating a modest amount to the Massage Therapy Foundation on a monthly basis. Make a personal investment in the future of your profession and your practice by making massage research matter.

Monthly Giving Club

ejournal IJTMB



scientific research

Check out the only open-access peer-reviewed scientific journal for the massage and bodywork profession. We are proud to offer this widely indexed electronic journal completely free of charge.



2017 Contest Cycle is Now Open
Get started early on the application process.
Student Case Report Contest – June 1, 2017

Support Team MTF – Running for Research

2017 Call for Posters
Deadline to submit is May 15th




In The News

Massage Therapy Foundation Announces New Board of Trustee Members

The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) welcomes Adrienne F. Asta, BA, LMT and Jen Dexheimer, BS, LMT, and Nathan Nordstrom to the Board of Trustees. Asta and Dexheimer will be serving two-year terms and Nordstrom will be serving a one-year term. Adrienne Asta has been practicing massage since 2001 and holds certifications in neuromuscular therapy and

Team MTF-Running for Research Spotlight: Jodi Newman

Massage Therapy Foundation Communication Programs Manager, Mandy Vukits, took some time to sit down with Jodi to find out why she applied to represent Team MTF in the 2017 Boston Marathon. I understand that you are an LMT. What led you on the path to becoming a massage therapist? This path began when my college

Douglas Nelson Elected Massage Therapy Foundation President-Elect

For Immediate Release Media contact: Mandy Vukits 847.905.1511 For Immediate Release The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the election of Douglas Nelson, LMT, BCTMB, CNMT as President-Elect. Nelson began his career in massage therapy in 1977 and currently maintains an active clinical practice. His specific interest in massage

Team MTF-Running for Research Spotlight: Vincent Dufort

Massage Therapy Foundation Communications Manager, Mandy Vukits took some time to chat with Vincent to find out why he applied to represent the MTF in the 2017 Boston Marathon. I understand that you have your PhD and are an LMT. What led you on the path to becoming a massage therapist? I have always wanted