The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) announced that its International Massage Therapy Research Conference will be an in-person event on May 12-13, 2022, in Alexandria, Va.
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Occurring every three years since 2010, the conference brings together massage and manual therapy practitioners, educators, thought leaders, researchers, allied health professionals, and others interested in massage research from around the globe.
The research conference provides an opportunity to contextualize and evaluate scholarly research findings as well as disseminate and discuss current research and groundbreaking innovations in order to facilitate a learning environment about the latest science to apply in practice.
Top global scholars will reveal their latest research findings, focusing on important issues impacting massage therapists, students, educators, and organizations.
The conference is sponsored by the American Massage Therapy Association.
Robin Anderson, MTF president, says, “Facilitating research, amplifying education, serving our profession, and providing philanthropic massage therapy are more critical now than in any time in our history. Focusing on research allows the profession to concentrate on developing and funding in these areas of utmost importance to facilitate enrichment of practice and professionalism. Some notable areas for MTF are its Research Agenda, Ergonomics Study, and Practice Based Research Networks.”