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.


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Washington Board of Massage Public Member Vacancy

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Read the May / June 2022 Issue of Massage & Bodywork Magazine

The May/June 2022 issue of ABMP's Massage & Bodywork magazine is available at ABMP members get a print subscription as part of membership, and the digital edition is available online and free to the profession.

In this issue, we explore pelvic tilt and spinal compensation, improving bodywork through breath, and how listening to your clients is a superpower. We also discuss SI joint dysfunction, overuse injuries, and much more!⁠

Cupping Canada Inc. and Mobile Massage Mastery GIVEAWAY: Value over $2,022!

Cupping Canada Inc. and Mobile Massage Mastery GIVEAWAY—value over $2,022!

3 lucky participants will win shared prizes:

• 16 CE live online Evidence Informed Clinical Cupping course from Cupping Canada & Cupping USA (NCBTMB approved & Canadian approvals) - valued at $405 CAD

• Online course starter kit, tie dye silicone drinking glass & silicone straw kit from Cupping Canada and Cupping USA - valued at $120 CAD

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course: Updating our Hands-On Approach

Learn about the properties of fascia and hands-on techniques for working with fascia in the leg. Join Til Luchau and Whitney Lowe for this engaging course that explores the composition and roles of fascia and collagen and demonstrates several myofascial hands-on techniques focused on the fascia in the leg and the sartorius, gracilis, semitendinosus, and pes anserinus muscles.

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