The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF)  and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) are excited to offer a free three-part 2019 Research Webinar Series. Join us to learn more about the definition of research, its impact on the profession, and what resources are available to help you better engage.

Click below to sign up for the upcoming July 31 Webinar Part II: What is Research?

Enjoy all three of the free 2019 NCB/MTF Webinars listed below:

Research Webinar Part I: Why Research?

The first webinar explores why research is essential to the practice of massage therapy and discusses the importance of publishing massage research in peer-reviewed journals where it can be shared with health care professionals from other disciplines.

  • Took place February, 28, 2019.
  • You can view the recording by clicking here: https://youtu.be/fs1pib_jHrk.
  • After watching complete the quiz below for one CE credit (CE certificate will be emailed within 30 days of taking the quiz. Thank you!)

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Research Webinar Part II: What is Research?

Part II: “What is Research?” welcomes Robin Miccio, MS, LMT, CPMT, CEIM, as NCBTMB and MTF continue an exciting, FREE 2019 Research Webinar Series to further define research, its impact on the profession, and resources for engagement. Topics of discussion will include:

    • Types of Research
    • Basic Research Terms
    • Explanation of the Randomized Controlled Trial
    • Overview of the experimental research process
    • Statistically Significant vs. Clinically Meaningful
    • Evidence-informed practice VII. Searching the Literature
    • Components of a Research Article
    • Critically Evaluate Studies
  • Takes place July 31, 2019 at 2p.m. CT.


Research Webinar Part III: How to Find Quality Resources

  • Coming Fall 2019.


The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) is an independent, private, nonprofit organization founded in 1992. The mission of NCBTMB is to define and advance the highest standards in the massage therapy and bodywork profession. In support of this mission, NCBTMB serves the profession through Board Certification, Specialty Certificates, an Approved Provider Program, and an Assigned School Code Program. For more information, please visit www.ncbtmb.org.

About MTF

The Massage Therapy Foundation is a 501(c)3 providing support to the massage therapy profession. Since 1990, MTF has provided over $1 million in research grants studying the science behind therapeutic massage. The Foundation founded and publishes an open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal and provides many educational resources for massage therapists, educators, and students. MTF provides community service grants to populations in need of therapeutic massage who would otherwise lack access. For more information, please visit www.massagetherapyfoundation.org.