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MTAM's Research Symposium is November 5, 2017

November 5 | 12:00 to 4:00 PM
2nd Annual MTAM Research Symposium to be held at the MTAM Education Centre - 175 Marion
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Next Journal Club: Massage Therapy & Depression

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This website, created by the MTAM, is an interactive site for the public that also lists the related evidence-based research relating to how Massage Therapy can help patients.


MTAM Journal Club and Roadshow Research

The Impact of Massage Therapy on Function in Pain Populations—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials: Part I, Patients Experiencing Pain in the General Population
A Descriptive Study of the Practice Patterns of Massage New Zealand Massage Therapists
Clarifying Definitions for the Massage Therapy Profession: the Results of the Best Practices Symposium†

Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
2020 research priority setting summit
Massage therapy for pain;a call to action

Massage Therapy Restores Peripheral Vascular Function following Exertion

Massage Therapy for Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized Dose-Finding Trial
Massage Impact on Pain in Opioid-dependent Patients in Substance Use Treatment

Physiological Adjustments to Stress Measures Following Massage Therapy: A Review of the Literature

The Effects of Massage Therapy on Multiple Sclerosis Patients' Quality of Life and Leg Function

Massage-like stroking boosts the immune system in mice

The effect of massage on heart rate variability in preterm infants

The fabella syndrome - a rare cause of posterolateral knee pain: a review of the literature and two case reports.

Analysis on the Incidence of the Fibularis Quartus Muscle Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Supernumerary body part
Anatomical variations within the deep posterior compartment of the leg and important clinical consequences.
You Might Just Be Weird. The clinical significance of normal — and not so normal — anatomical variations
Tortora GJ, Grabowski SR. Principles of anatomy and physiology. 8th ed. Harper Collins College Publishers; 1996.
Does Epsom Salt Work? The science of Epsom salt bathing for recovery from muscle pain, soreness, or injury
The effect of passive stretching on delayed onset muscle soreness, and other detrimental effects following eccentric exercise.
The safety of massage therapy
Why Ice Delays Recovery


Massage Therapy Publications and Research Journals

International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Massage Therapy Canada

Massage Therapy Journal

Massage Therapy Magazine


Research Grants

Government of Canada

Government of Manitoba

University of Manitoba

Massage Therapy Foundation

College of Massage Therapy of Ontario

Registered Massage Therapist Association of British Columbia


Massage Therapy Research Websites

Fascia Research Congress