Massage Matters Research Team



Massage research is key to moving our profession and your practice forward. Research consistently demonstrates the efficacy of massage and its broad ability to address clients’ needs. Quality studies help educate the public and other healthcare professionals about the therapeutic benefits of massage. The result is a synergy wherein clients request massage and other professionals refer their patients to you, thus growing your practice.

With you as a team member, the Massage Therapy Foundation can continue to fund research that enables you to provide evidence-based care and advance the profession.

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 Donors

John Balletto Tim Herbert Sandra Reichard
Stacy Barden Maureen Hoock Jeff Smoot
Nestor Battung Brent Jackson Margaret Summerside
Nick Bodkin Robert Jantsch Janene Sun
Dana Bower Nicole Kassein Lisa Travis
Margot Brand Cliff Korn Collette Wilson
Bill Brown Massage Envy Everett Mall Ruth Werner
Catherine Brower Doug Nelson Eugene Wood
Terri Bruce April Neufeld
Jerrilyn Cambron Kristin Nieze
Chris Deery Sarah Lashley
Jessica Ferrer Gini Ohlson
Nina Cherie Franklin Gina Simpson
Marla Heiger

“I have been a monthly donor since 2001. It is so easy to do…every month a small amount was automatically deducted from my checking account to help me meet my annual pledge to support the Foundation’s mission. As my practice matured, I was gradually able to increase my monthly donation that now equals the value of one massage per month. I am a proud member of the Massage Matters Research Team and encourage everybody to join us!” – John Balletto, BSc, LMT, CKTP

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