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.



New Massage Board Created in Alabama

On May 15, 2024, Governor Kay Ivey signed into law Senate Bill 137, terminating the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy and its functions to create the new Alabama Massage Therapy Licensing Board. Learn key takeaways from the bill and how its passage may affect you.

Tennessee Regulatory Update

Tennessee massage therapy education requirements increased from 500 hours to 650. ABMP would like to share an update to explain how that change came about and give some overdue credit to those who made it happen.

Alabama Board in Jeopardy of Dissolution

Without your support, the Alabama massage therapy profession is in danger of losing its regulatory board, which could result in inconsistent regulation or none at all. Call Governor Kay Ivey to encourage the passage of Senate Bill 137 to protect massage regulation.



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