Educational Webinars

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


Upcoming Live Webinars

  • Spring 2021: MTF/NCBTMB Research Webinar Part VI: Massage Therapy and the Immune System
  • Summer 2021: MTF/NCBTMB Research Webinar Part VII (Topic TBD)
  • Fall 2021: MTF/NCBTMB Research Webinar Part VIII: Sports Massage

MTF/AFMTE Webinar

MTF/AFMTE Webinar: Resources for Educators

The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) and the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) invite you to view a new webinar showcasing the educational resources for educators and students available from both organizations.

Four talented longtime educators present; AFMTE President Michele Renee, DC, MAc, and Immediate Past President Stan Dawson, DC, LMBT, will 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

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.

There are currently five webinars in this series with additional upcoming live webinars scheduled;

  • 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
  • (Coming Spring 2021) Research Webinar Part VI: Massage Therapy and the Immune System
  • (Coming Summer 2021) Research Webinar Part VII (Topic TBD)
  • (Coming Fall 2021) Research Webinar Part VIII: Sports Massage
  • (Coming Winter 2021) Research Webinar Part IX (Topic TBD)

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

Join Portia B. Resnick, Robin Anderson and Doug Nelson as they discuss the current research in 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.

  • Took place on December 3, 2020
  • View the recording by clicking here: https://youtu.be/E6NEn4YAOcs
  • After watching complete the quiz below for one free CE credit

 

 

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

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For a limited time only, participants of the MTF/NCBTMB Research Webinar Part V: Massage Therapy for Pain Management webinar can save on two titles:

  • Musculoskeletal Pain: Assessment, Prediction and Treatment
  • Integrative Pain Management: Massage, Movement, and Mindfulness Based Approaches

Orders placed directly with the publisher will be eligible for a special discount of 15 percent off the list price, of each book. Claim your savings at Handspring Publishing with discount code MTFP12. Free shipping to all US and UK addresses. Offer good until March 31, 2021.

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MTF/NCBTMB Research Webinar Part IV: Case Reports

MTF and NCBTMB are proud to welcome Ruth Werner, BCTMB, an NCBTMB-Approved Continuing Education Provider and author as we continue the FREE Research Webinar Series to learn more about the role case reports play in research, their impact on the profession, and resources for students and professionals.

  • Took place on May 21, 2020
  • View the recording by clicking here: https://youtu.be/UzPI2dx2Hhg
  • After watching complete the quiz below for one free CE credit

 

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

NCBTMB & MTF’s FREE Research Webinar Series continues with Part III: How to Find Quality Resources. Co-hosts 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.

  • Took place on December 3, 2019
  • View the recording by clicking here: https://youtu.be/c1Wbh8YLhPQ
  • After watching complete the quiz below for one CE credit

 

MTF/NCBTMB 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 Research Webinar Series to further define research, its impact on the profession, and resources for engagement.

  • Took place July 31, 2019
  • View the recording by clicking here: https://youtu.be/ucVA9Fy3jEI
  • After watching complete the quiz below for one CE credit

 

MTF/NCBTMB 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.
  • View the recording by clicking here: https://youtu.be/fs1pib_jHrk.
  • After watching complete the quiz below for one CE credit (CE certificates sent out on Thursdays for this webinar. Thank you!)

 

About NCBTMB 

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 $1.25-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.