Research Resources

Expand or test your research literacy with the "Foundations of Evidence-Informed Practice" online modules via the University of Minnesota.

These resources were developed through a project funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH; formerly NCCAM) of the National Institutes of Health (R25AT003582, Principal Investigator Roni Evans).

The learning materials and quizzes can be found here at :

The modules are approved for primary credits as follows:

Section 1 (Overview) - 1.5 credits,
Section 2 (Types of Research) - 2 credits;
Section 3 (Using Evidence in Practice) - 2 credits
Section 4 (Understanding Research & Statistics) - 2 credits

Total: 7.5 primary credits

You must submit a screenshot or PDF of each successfully completed quiz to the MTAS office before credits will be granted. A minimum 80% is considered successful completion of the modules and you can take the quizzes multiple times.

Please consider completing the online learning modules at your convenience to enhance your knowledge of research and develop your evidence-based practice.


Massage Therapy Research Fund -

Massage Therapy Foundation  -

Registered Massage Therapists' Association of BC - research department

Dear Colleague,

The Massage Therapy Foundation is pleased to assist AMTA with the 20th annual poster session at the AMTA National Convention in Pasadena, California from September 14-16, 2017. We would like to invite you to submit a poster for consideration to be part of this important event.

This year we will have posters in three categories: original research, programmatic evaluation, and clinical case presentations.

Posters are an important way for bodyworkers and researchers to share their expertise with other members of the profession. The Foundation's poster session allows us to bring reports on research, programs, and clinical cases to the AMTA National Convention. Please consider submitting a poster to this session, where 1,000 or more massage therapists can view it and be informed and inspired by your work.

If we select your abstract and you are unable to attend personally, a co-author can present the poster, or you can ship the poster to our staff to display on your behalf.

You will find additional information on the poster session and poster specifications below. If you wish to participate, please submit your abstract electronically to by May 15, 2017, 11.59pm CST. Selected authors will be notified by July 6, 2017.

Gini Ohlson, the MTF Executive Director and Christine Daskais, Foundation Program Manager can be reached by email at or or by phone at (847) 905-1520 (Gini) and 847-905-1667 (Christine) if you have any questions. I hope you will seriously consider participating, as your presence will add to the success of our poster session and contribute to the dissemination of important information among massage therapists.

Best regards,

Jerrilyn Cambron, LMT, DC, PhD - President, Massage Therapy Foundation
Jennifer Dexheimer, BS, LMT - Poster Review Committee Chair


The Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of British Columbia (RMTBC) is pleased to announce its’ partnership with the Massage Therapy Foundations’ (MTF) International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (IJTMB). Sharing their mutual commitment to research and knowledge transfer, the RMTBC and the MTF have joined hands in the future development of the IJTMB. Beginning immediately, the prestigious International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork will be referenced at the “official journal” of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of British Columbia, along with the Massage Therapy Foundation’s name. This unique connection will bring RMTs easy and complete access to the latest in massage therapy research and practise issues.

the IJTMB is an open access, peer-reviewed publication intended to accommodate the diverse needs of the rapidlyexpanding therapeutic massage and bodywork community. Principal sections of the journal span the areas of research, education, and clinical practice. “RMTBC’s active partnership means our Association will have an influential impact on the branding and ultimate reach of the IJTMB,” said RMTBC Executive Director Brenda Locke. “We are working with the Massage Therapy Foundation to ensure we attract the best authors writing about important, new, or significant research which our members are keen to use in their daily practices. BC RMTs are some of the best-informed, most highly engaged massage therapists and our partnership with the Massage Therapy Foundation will enhance our members’ access to research and opportunity to participate in research projects.”

The IJTMB, through its interim Executive Editor, is currently expanding its web presence through social media to attract additional readers and encourage new submitters. The IJTMB is committed to working with writers to develop an effective mentoring program so that newer and established writers can make important contributions to the publication. The editorial staff are evaluating all processes, procedures, and forms used in peer review to cement the IJTMB as an influential publication within the profession. “The RMTBC has shown exceptional leadership in solidifying this partnership with the Massage Therapy Foundation,” said Jerrilyn Cambron, LMT, DC, MPH, PhD, MTF President. “RMTBC is our deal partner to expand the influence of the journal and enhance intelligence gathering and sharing amongst massage therapy professionals.” “Although the MTF is a USA based organization, we have recognized the contribution of Canadian massage therapists and often have funded research projects by Canadian RMTs.” The RMTBC has signed a two-year letter of understanding with the MTF, allowing both organizations an opportunity to create meaningful enhancements to the journal. The RMTBC looks forward to working with the IJTMB and assisting the Executive Editor.

For further information: Brenda Locke, RMTBC Executive Director