Promoting research literacy to advance the massage therapy profession.

Research findings must be accessible to be useful. Therefore the Massage Therapy Foundation is dedicated to helping massage therapists become research literate.

We provide massage therapists the skills to locate, interpret, evaluate, and apply research findings for the benefit of their clients. We offer research literacy classes for all practitioners and other classes specifically for educators. We publish the profession’s only open-source, peer-reviewed academic journal, the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodyworkand we offer research articles summarized for lay audiences. This serves our vision that the practice of massage therapy is evidence-informed – that is, inclusive of practitioner expertise, clients’ goals and values, and current research.