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Massage research grants recipients announced

May 6, 2014 – The Massage Therapy Research Foundation (MTRF) has completed its 2013/2014 competition, doling out nearly $40,000 to grant recipients.

May 6, 2014  By Jessica Beaulieu

The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and IN-CAM Research Network congratulate University of Toronto’s Dr. Greg Wells and Gillian White, as well as University of Saskatchewan’s Dr. Anne Leis and Donelda Gowan-Moody as the recipients of the 2013/2014 MTRF grants.

Wells and White received $20,000 for their research concerning the effects of massage therapy on muscle inflammation in athletes in order to better understand and speed up the recovery process following hard exercise.

Leis and Gowan-Moody were given $19,479.00 for their research concerning the possibilities of adverse effects of massage therapy treatment. The team aims to decipher whether massage therapy could cause harm to patients and if so, how to avoid it in the future.

Further details concerning these two projects and those who have received grants in the past will be available on the CMTO website by the end of May 2014. The 2014/2015 competition is set to be announced in September 2014


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