The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (IJTMB) is a quarterly, peer‐reviewed scientific journal for the massage therapy profession. Founded by the Massage Therapy Foundation in 2008, IJTMB is available free of subscription fees and contributing author charges. It provides an indispensable resource for members of the massage and bodywork profession as well as for related health care professionals.

IJTMB has three principal functions:

  • Research: An opportunity for the dissemination of original quantitative, qualitative, and integrative research papers.
  • 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.

IJTMB is indexed in: CrossRef; The Directory of Open Access Journals; Google Scholar; HealthIndex; Hinari; IndexCopernicus; PubMed Central; and Quertle.

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

Read more about the MTF/RMTBC partnership: Massage Therapy Foundation Announces New Partnership with the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of British Columbia, from June 2017 issue of Massage Magazine.

Call for Manuscripts

Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for publication consideration to the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. Specific details regarding the journal’s nature, scope of content coverage, author guidelines, submission procedures, and contact sources are available on the journal’s website at www.ijtmb.org/.


Editorial Board

Executive Editor – Amanda Baskwill, PhD, RMT
Associate Editor – Sarah Fogarty, PhD, LMT
Associate Editor – Luann Fortune, PhD, LMT
Emeritus Executive Editor – Ann Blair Kennedy, DrPH, LMT
Senior Consulting Editor; and Emeritus Founding Executive Editor – Glenn M. Hymel, EdD, LMT
Consulting Editor; and Emeritus Founding Editor-in-Chief – Thomas W. Findley, MD, PhD
Consulting Biostatistician – Heather M Bush, PhD