Educational Webinars and Courses

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

MTF/AMTA Online Courses

MTF/AMTA Free Courses

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: Resources for Educators

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

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.