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MASSAGE THERAPY RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
 
2012 book edited by Trish Dryden & Christopher Moyer 
The MTAM Research Committee recommends this book an excellent source of current information for all RMTs, especially those interested in evidence-based and research-based best practice. It can be purchsed from Human Kinetics as an e-book or a hardcover text. 
 
(free e-Book from the Massage Therapy Foundation) - PDF
 
Evidence-based Massage Therapy Resources - MTABC
 
International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal
http://www.ijtmb.org

International Journal of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
open-access peer-reviewed journal
 
Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies
peer-reviewed journal
 
Fascia Research Society
 
Massage Therapy Canada
professional journal & online resources
http://www.massagetherapycanada.com
 
Massage & Bodywork
online professional journal (American)
http://massagebodywork.idigitaledition.com

Massage Therapy Journal
online professional journal archives (American)
http://www.amtamassage.org/articles/3/mtj/archive.html

BioMed Central - Peer-reviewed Journals
Large number of open access journals - research articles available free of charge
 
Cochrane Collaboration
online publications on evidence-based health care, systematic reviews of health care research
 
PubMed
database of peer-reviewed journal articles
 
PubMed - online tutorials for using PubMed
 
TRIP Database
Clinical database for evidence-based practice 
 
Natural Standard database
International research collaboration that systematically reviews scientific evidence on complemetnary and alternative medicine (CAM)
 
Massage Therapy Foundation
http://www.massagetherapyfoundation.org
 
Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) - Free Education Toolbar
download this free toolbar from MTF - includes image libraries, app links, research tools, search engines, resources for MT teachers & students, and more!
http://www.massagetherapyfoundation.org/education-toolbar-beta/


Massage Therapy Foundation - Practitioner & Student Case Report Contests

NCCAM - National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
http://www.nccam.nih.gov

IN-CAM - Canadian Interdisciplinary CAM Research Network
 
Touch Research Institute
http://www6.miami.edu/touch-research/

PedCAM
Pediatric Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research & Education Network
 
Massage Net - online research network
Practice-based research network for massage therapy and bodywork.
http://www.massagenet.org

Massage Today
http://www.massagetoday.com
 
Massage Today - Research Articles
 
Society for Oncology Massage
 
PEDro - Physiotherapy Evidence Database
 
Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index-eng.php

Canadian Health Resource Centre - Muscle Pain Relief
http://www.musclepainrelief.ca/index.html

Harvard Health Publications - Harvard Medical School
 
Mayo Clinic - Information & Resources
http://www.mayoclinic.com
 
 
HealthFinder.gov
 

CONTINUING EDUCATION - ONLINE OPTIONS


Online courses: Touch U
Online courses for massage therapists - discounts for MTAM members (see "bulletins" in the member login section for details).
 
Online webinars: Ben Benjamin Institute
Online webinars & webinar series for massage therapists. http://www.benbenjamin.com/webinars.php

Online: World Massage Conference
Online presentations (1-1.5 hrs each) for massage therapists. New conference program twice per year.
http://worldmassageconference.com
 
Online courses: Save Your Hands
Injury Prevention & Ergonomic Solutions for Manual Therapists; Ethics & Mental Health;
http://www.saveyourhands.com/continuing-education-ceu-courses

Online courses: CEPD
Online courses for massage therapists - myology & physiology. Aproved for primary credits.
http://www.cepd.ca

Online course: Basics of Research Literacy
Massage Therapy Foundation course, approved for 6 primary credits.
http://www.massagetherapyfoundation.org/education/research-literacy-courses/basics-of-research-literacy/
 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES & COURSE PROVIDERS

 
Functional Anatomy Seminars
Functional Anatomic Palpation & Functional Range Release
http://www.functionalanatomyseminars.com/
 

Anatomy Trains
KMI Kinesis Myofascial Integration certification & Anatomy Trains for the Manual Therapist
 
 
Jenings Myofascial Release Seminars
http://www.jenings.com/ 
 
Active Release Therapy
A.R.T. certification courses
http://www.activerelease.com/

Soft Tissue Release Training Workshops
 
L.A.S.T. - Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique
 
Kinesiotaping seminars & certification
 
Dr. Vodder School
Manual Lymphatic Drainage training & MLD/CDT certification
http://www.vodderschool.com/health-care-professional
 
Chikly Health Institute 
Lymph Drainage Therapy courses & Lymphedema/CDP Certification
 
Upledger Institute 
CranioSacral Therapy and Somato-Emotional Release Therapy workshops
http://www.upledger.com/
 
Barral Institute
Visceral Manipulation & Neural Manipulation workshops

D'Ambrogio Institute
Muscle Energy Technique, Positional Release Therapy, and Total Body Balancing workshops 
 
Stretching Canada
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) seminars & certification
 
Stretch For Life Seminars
Active Isolated Stretching - The Mattes method
 
Gaia Adventures
Basic & Advanced Body Ball workshops
 
Meditech International - Bioflex Laser Therapy Training
Laser Therapy certification & courses approved for primary credits
http://www.bioflexlaser.com

College of Acupuncture & Therapeutics
Acupuncture certification & a variety of other workshops for RMTs
 
McMaster University - Acupuncture Training
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture for Health Professionals
http://mcmasteracupuncture.com/

Wellington College - Continuing Education Workshops
 
Massage Therapy College of Manitoba - Continuing Education 
 
Home Study: Human Gross Anatomy (7-Module CD-ROM Series)
7 modules approved for 23 primary credits.
http://www.sdtt.com/dr-frank-netter.html

Home Study: Schweitzer Deep Tissue Therapy (4-part DVD program)
Approved for 8 primary credits.
http://www.sdtt.com
 

MANITOBA LEGISLATION

 
PHIA - Personal Health Information Act (Manitoba)
http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/phia/index.html 

A Brief Summary of PHIA for Health Professionals  
http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/phia/hp.html 

PHIA Guide Booklet (for Patients)
 
RHPA - Regulated Health Professions Act (Manitoba)
http://web2.gov.mb.ca/bills/39-3/b018e.php

Manitoba Retail Sales Tax on Personal Services
(Massage therapy is exempt)
 
 
BUSINESS LINKS FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS
 
Canada/Manitoba Business Service Centre
 
Women's Enterprise Centre
 
SOCAN - Application for a license to play background music in your practice (see Tariff 15-A Background Music)
Visit www.socan.ca for more information

Employee or Self-Employed?
Guidelines from CRA to determine if someone is an employee or self-employed. http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/rc4110/README.html

EI Benefits for Self-Employed
Information about registering for EI benefits if you are self-employed     http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/ei/sew/index.shtml
 
Canada Revenue Agency
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca

CRA Business & Professional Income Guide
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/t4002/README.html

CRA Guide for Canadian Small Businesses
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/rc4070/README.html

CRA - Business Number Registration
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/bsnss/tpcs/bn-ne/wrks-eng.html

CRA - Registering/Opening a GST account
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/bsnss/tpcs/gst-tps/rgstrng/menu-eng.html

Registering a Business Name in Manitoba
Information from the Companies Office
http://companiesoffice.gov.mb.ca/

BodyWorkBiz
http://bodyworkbiz.com
 
 City of Winnipeg - Home Based Business
 
 

INSURANCE
 
Manitoba Blue Cross
 
Greenshield Canada
 
 
Manulife - tips for finding a qualified massage therapist (download)
 
Veterans Affairs - Info for Health Care Service Providers
 
Veterans Affairs - Massage Therapy Benefits Grid for Manitoba (rates, prescription requirement, etc.) 
 
Canadian Health Care Anti-Fraud Association
http://www.chcaa.org
 
Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA)
 
CLHIA - Best Practices in Receipt Writing (download)
 
 
 

MASSAGE THERAPY ASSOCIATIONS - CANADA
 
MTABC - Massage Therapists' Association of British Columbia
http://www.rmtbc.ca
 
MTAA - Massage Therapist Association of Alberta
http://www.mtaalberta.com

MTAS - Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan
http://www.saskmassagetherapy.com
 
RMTAO - Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario
http://www.rmtao.com

PMAQ - Professional Massage Therapists Association of Quebec             
http://www.amtmc-ampq.qc.ca/membres_en.htm

NBMA - New Brunswick Massotherapy Association
http://www.nbma-amnb.ca/
 
MTANS - Massage Therapists' Association of Nova Scotia     
http://www.mtans.com

PEIMTA - Prince Edward Island Massage Therapy Association
http://www.peimta.com
 
NLMTA - Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapists Association
 
NWTMTA - North West Territories, Yukon & Nunavut Massage Therapists Association
 
CSMTA - Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association
http://www.csmta.ca/index.html




 

MASSAGE THERAPY REGULATORY COLLEGES - CANADA:
 
CMTBC - College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia           http://www.cmtbc.bc.ca

CMTO - College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
http://www.cmto.com
 
CMTNL - College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland & Labrador
http://www.cmtnl.ca
 

MASSAGE THERAPY ASSOCIATIONS / ORGANIZATIONS - INTERNATIONAL

 
AMTA - American Massage Therapy Association (USA)
http://www.amtamassage.org

ABMP - Associated Bodywork & Massage Progessionals (USA)
 
NCBTMB - National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (USA)
http://www.ncbtmb.org

GCMT - General Council for Massage Therapies (UK)
 
LCSP Register of Remedial Masseurs & Manipulative Therapists (UK)
 
AAMT - Australian Association of Massage Therapists (Australia)
http://www.aamt.com.au

AMT - Association of Massage Therapists Ltd (Australia)
http://www.amt.org.au

MNZ - Massage New Zealand
http://massagenewzealand.org.nz
 
MTASA - Massage Therapy Association of South Africa