Free Research Webinar from NCBTMB and MTF

Posted:Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Massage Therapy Foundation  and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) are excited to offer a free 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. The first webinar took place on February 28, 2019. You can view the recording by clicking here:

The free 2019 NCB/MTF Webinar Series will include topics such as:

  • Why Research? (February, 28, 2019) (Complete quiz below for Webinar One CE credit- Your CE certificate will be emailed within 30 days so of taking the quiz. Thank you!)

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  • What is Research? (Summer, 2019)
  • How to Find Quality Resources (Fall 2019)

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.

Official dates for Summer and Fall webinars to be released in Spring 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

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