Video Course: Climbing the Research Pyramid

Ruth Werner

There are many aspects to massage research. It's surprisingly easy for you as a massage therapist to get involved in building the base of the research pyramid. Join our presenter Ruth Werner as she takes you on a climb up the massage research pyramid, from the anecdotes and case reports that form our base to the systematic reviews at our peak.

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Ruth Werner

Ruth Werner is an educator, writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who struggle with health. She wrote the groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology. Werner is a columnist for Massage and Bodywork magazine and Massage New Zealand. She serves on several national and international volunteer committees, and teaches continuing education workshops in research and pathology all over the world. Visit her website at, or join her on Facebook,, for more information.

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