Basics of Research Literacy

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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


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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.

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Experience of
a Lifetime!

Running for Research

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2017 Granting and Contest Cycle is Now Open
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Research Grant – March 1, 2017
Community Service Grant – April 3, 2017
Student Case Report Contest – June 1, 2017

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