Educational Webinars and Courses

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Increase your knowledge and improve your practice. Massage Therapy Foundation webinars help keep you up to date on the latest in massage therapy research.


The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) are excited to announce the continuation of our FREE Research Webinar Series.

Join MTF President, Robin Anderson, Portia Resnick, PhD, ACT, BCTMB, LMT, and Dolly Wallace, LMT, BCTMB, to learn more about current research on Sports Massage and how it can benefit your clients. This sports massage webinar aligns with MTF’s charity runners in the Boston Marathon®, raising funds to advance the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and philanthropic community service. Complete a short quiz after the presentation to earn one free CE. We hope to see you there!

Register Now: Attendance is limited to 500 registrants


MTF/AMTA Free Courses

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The Massage Therapy Foundation’s International Massage Therapy Research Conferences bring together an engaged community of thought leaders, educators, therapists, and allied health practitioners to discuss massage therapy research.  The following sessions were originally presented in 2019. These online courses are available to members and non-members for free and provide AMTA approved CE credits. Click on subject matter to learn more.

Additional AMTA Courses (free to members and non-members):


MTF/AFMTE Webinar: <em>Resources for Educators</em>

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The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) and the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) present; AFMTE President Michele Renee, DC, MAc, and Immediate Past President Stan Dawson, DC, LMBT, join MTF President-Elect Robin B. Anderson, MEd, LMT, BCTMB, CEAS, and Vice-President Brent Jackson, M.Ed., BS, LMT. Familiarize yourself with the array of educational tools available to help you teach students to incorporate research into their everyday work with clients.


MTF/NCBTMB Research Webinar Series

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The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF)  and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) are excited to offer a free 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. Earn 1 free CE by taking the quiz at the end of each webinar.

Webinars in this series include:

  • Research Webinar Part I: Why Research?
  • Research Webinar Part II: What is Research?
  • Research Webinar Part III: How to Find Quality Resources
  • Research Webinar Part IV: Case Reports
  • Research Webinar Part V: Massage Therapy for Pain Management
  • Research Webinar Part VI: Massage for Recovery: Lymphatic Massage

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MTF/NCBTMB Research Webinar Part V: Massage for Recovery: Lymphatic Massage

Join MTF President, Robin Anderson, and NCBTMB President, Dolly Wallace, to learn about current research on lymphatic massage for surgical recovery and how massage can help a client prepare and recover from surgical procedures, including plastic surgery with special guests Kathleen Lisson, CMT, CLT and Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.


MTF/NCBTMB Research Webinar Part V: Massage Therapy for Pain Management

Learn about current research on the biological, psychological and social aspects of pain. Explore how to define, measure and address client pain, and how to ask the right questions to best treat your clients.

 

Deep thanks to Handspring Publishing for their generous sponsorship of this webinar.


MTF/NCBTMB Research Webinar Part IV: Case Reports

Ruth Werner, BCTMB, an NCBTMB-Approved Continuing Education Provider and author, shares about the role case reports play in research, their impact on the profession, and resources for students and professionals.


MTF/NCBTMB Research Webinar Part III: How to Find Quality Resources

Douglas Nelson, LMT, BCTMB, and Donna Sarvello, LMT, BCTMB, MBA discuss how to locate and evaluate research resources with researcher and educator JoEllen Sefton, PhD, ATC, CMT.


MTF/NCBTMB Research Webinar Part II: What is Research?

Robin Miccio, MS, LMT, CPMT, CEIM, and NCBTMB and MTF define research, its impact on the profession, and resources for engagement.


MTF/NCBTMB Research Webinar Part I: Why Research?

Explore 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.