Massage Therapy Announcements for 2017

Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) announcements for early 2017:

Announcing Your 2017 Team MTF — Running for Research

The Massage Therapy Foundation is pleased to announce that we have selected four runners to participate in the 121st running of the Boston Marathon. This historic event will take place on April 17, 2017. This will be our fifth consecutive year participating in the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program.

Your runners this year are:

Christine Bailor-Goodlander from Williamsville, New York

Vincent Dufort from Dover, New Hampshire

Jodi Newman from Centennial, Colorado

Collette Wilson from Louisville, Kentucky - sponsored by AMTA

All four runners are dedicated to fundraising and raising awareness for the Massage Therapy Foundation. Stay tuned as we continue to share their stories and update you on their progress.

Click here to donate to the MTF Running for Research team.

Exciting Opportunities Available in 2017

The Massage Therapy Foundation is pleased to offer you many opportunities that advance the massage therapy profession. Get involved! Program deadlines are approaching fast!

Research Grants - We are looking for research studies investigating the beneficial applications of massage therapy. Awards are up to $30,000. 
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Community Service Grants  - Fund charitable organizations that provide massage therapy to those having little or no access to such services. Awards are up to $5,000.

Deadline to apply: Monday, April 3, 2017.

• Student Case Report Contests - are intended to enhance professional development and research skills. 
Deadline to apply: Thursday, June, 1, 2017.

Click here to apply.

Help Us Continue to Advance the Profession

Be a holiday hero and help us continue to fund research, community service, and education. We sometimes think that we have to give a lot to make an impact. However, the truth is as little as $10, $15, or $20 will help the Foundation continue to provide programs and opportunities that are crucial to advancing the massage therapy profession. Consider a one-time donation and become a member of the Massage Matters Research Team by registering your support today.

Click here to donate.

Happy Holidays from the Massage Therapy Foundation

The best part of the season is remembering those who make the holidays meaningful. Thank you to our donors, volunteers, and all of you who make us a successful organization. We would like to wish you all the joy this season can bring. May it follow you throughout the coming year.



Agenda Confirms CAMTC Could Seek Fee Hike

CAMTC's meeting agenda confirms there may be a vote on a fee increase and discloses meeting location. Submit comments to the CAMTC as soon as possible.


Make Gratitude Part of Your Daily Life

Man Giving Thanks to Nature.

While this is the time of year that #gratitude starts trending, living a grateful life is not something to wrap up in a day, a week, a month . . . or a hashtag. We need to honor it all from an open heart.

Upledger CranioSacral Therapy Can Help with PTSD

CranioSacral Therapy can help with PTSD.

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on treatment modality that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.


ABMP’s Lymph Talk Series

Lymph Talk is a series of conversations ABMP Director of Professional Education Kristin Coverly had with practitioners who specialize in the manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) modality. These talks were recorded in conjunction with the October 25, 2022, free, online ABMP CE Summit on Lymph. Kristin says, “My hope is that these conversations increase the awareness of MLD and demonstrate how effective it can be with different populations so massage therapists and bodyworkers are inspired to learn more about this gentle, yet powerful modality!”

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—MLD: Basic Techniques for the Neck and Face

Gain an understanding of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) movements and the location of important lymphatic structures as you watch Nicola McGill’s dynamic demonstration of three MLD techniques and MLD sequences for the neck and face. Learn about this important modality that, when provided effectively, can support and enhance the movement of lymph fluid through the lymphatic vessels and eventually back to the cardiovascular system.

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—Introduction to Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a gentle, rhythmic form of bodywork that enhances and supports the movement of fluid through the lymphatic system to support health and well-being. Developed by Danish therapists Emil and Estrid Vodder in the 1930s, MLD is now practiced extensively by health and wellness practitioners and is used within the medical community to treat lymphedema and post-surgical and post-traumatic edema. Join Nicola McGill in this engaging course to learn the benefits, indications, and mechanics of this gentle, effective modality.

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