Video Course: Findings from the Largest Research Review in Massage History

Ruth Werner

What does the research say about massage therapy and pain? Wouldn’t it be great if someone would put together all the high-quality studies to come up with some credible conclusions? It’s been done! In 2014 the Massage Therapy Foundation began the process of creating the largest systematic review of research about massage therapy for pain and function ever conducted. In this presentation you’ll get an overview of these comprehensive reports, with information on how to access them, what they mean, and how to apply the articles and associated databases for client outcomes and professional networking.

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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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