The Massage Therapy Foundation is pleased to provide the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: Research, Education, & Practice (IJTMB). You can access it here.

IJTMB takes an open access approach to scholarly publishing, allowing readers free access to articles online. This approach provides for the dissemination of scientific findings not only to professionals in the massage and bodywork field but also to colleagues in associated disciplines and professions.

IJTMB is currently indexed in:
The Directory of Open Access Journals
Google Scholar
PubMed Central

There are three principal sections in IJTMB:

  • Research – An opportunity for the dissemination of original quantitative, qualitative, and integrative research.
  • Education – A forum for massage and bodywork educators on topics such as curriculum development, instructional design/delivery, instructional technology, distance learning, and testing/evaluative procedures.
  • Practice – A venue for practitioners to stay up-to-date on issues such as planning, marketing, managing and evaluating a successful practice; incorporation of new scientific findings and methods into clinical practice; new clinical approaches to prevention and treatment of specific health conditions; and ethical issues.

The first issue of IJTMB launched in August 2008.

IJTMB is the official journal of the Massage Therapy Foundation and is supported by the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of British Columbia

Editorial Board

Executive Editor – Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, BCTMB, DrPH
Research Section Editor – Albert Moraska, PhD
Practice & Education Section Editor – Grant J. Rich, LMT, LSW, BCTMB, PhD
Senior Consulting Editor and Emeritus Founding Executive Editor – Glen M. Hymel – EdD, LMT
Consulting Editor and Emeritus Founding Editor-in-Chief – Thomas W. Findley, MD, PhD
Consulting Biostatistician – Heather M Bush, PhD
Editorial Assistant – Heather Shand