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Aug. 14, 2013 – The Tisch MS Research Center of New York announced it has received Investigational New Drug (IND) approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to commence a phase one trial using autologous neural stem cells in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a chronic human autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that leads to myelin damage and neurodegeneration. The disease affects approximately 2.1 million people worldwide.
Theory and practice don’t often meet.
Aug. 1, Toronto — More than half of Canadians recently polled about their tendencies to self-diagnose an ailment with a Google search said they had researched a health-related issue in the past month. That's good news, according to some doctors, even if patients sometimes wildly misdiagnose themselves. The Vancouver Sun reports. | READ MORE
July 22, Chicago — Robert K. "Bob" King, a past president of the American Massage Therapy Association, died on July 5.
I felt like I was sleeping in a bed of poison ivy. I woke up scratching, and psychologically, couldn’t stand being in my own skin anymore.
Jun 5, Evanston, IL – The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has been recognized by Association Media & Publishing (AM&P) for the excellence of its Consumer Awareness Program launched in 2012. Noting that AMTA’s work displayed superior quality and innovation, AMTA has been awarded a Gold EXCEL Award from more than 900 entries.
Apr. 5, Waterloo, Ont. – RMTs are invited to register to learn Bowen Therapy, a new, natural form of bodywork that is helpful with back pain, sciatica, migraines, neck and shoulder issues, sport injuries and more.
Mar. 28, Winnipeg, Man. - Members of the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba have again reported "strange" e-mail activity that begins with a request to make appointments from a man using the name of “Thomas Bale, Montreal Canada.
Jan. 18, Simcoe, Ont. – On page 9 of the Winter 2013 issue of Massage Therapy Canada, Don Dillon’s article titled “Research Made Relevant” carried a sub-title of “Making the most of the patient intake process.”  In fact, the subtitle should read, “Why Research Matters to the Business of Massage Therapy.”    Massage Therapy Canada apologizes for this discrepancy.
Jan. 18, Toronto, Ont. - PatientCal, business management software that is specifically designed for the healthcare industry, announces the release of its newest online appointment notes.
Oct. 20, Montreal QC – Montreal MT invites massage therapists to a two-day workshop on Mu-Xing Therapy to be held on December 1 and 2, 2012. CEUs are available for this workshop – please check with your local jurisdiction for details.
Oct. 15, Vancouver, BC – Metagenics, Inc. will host a FirstLine Therapy Certification event on November 8 in Vancouver, BC. A key focus for the FirstLine Therapy program is the treatment of metabolic syndrome, a condition that affects one in five Canadian adults and increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Oct. 11, Mississauga, Ont. – Paul Lewis RMT has been recognized with the Star of Mississauga South Award, a local achievement that highlights his service to his community as a successful small business owner.
Sept. 4, Toronto, Ont. – The Stone Massage Company announces its fall 2012 hot stone therapy certification courses to be held in Toronto and Waterloo, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta.
Sept. 5, Waterloo, Ont. –  Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, a franchise with seven locations in Ontario and expansion plans for across Canada, has recently teamed with Lackner McLennan Insurance as the preferred insurance provider for their franchisees.
Aug. 29, Halifax, NS – The Atlantic Chapter of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA) is proud to be hosting the 2012 CSMTA AGM and Conference, to be held October 19-21, in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia. All interested practitioners and students are welcome to attend this event!
Aug. 3, Paradise, CA – Canadian RMTs Scott Dartnell, Eric Brown and Paul Lewis are among the 2012 inductees into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, August 19th at the 2012 World Massage Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Aug. 1, Evanston, IL – The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) is pleased to announce multiple editorial board changes at the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (IJTMB), the massage industry’s open-access scientific journal sponsored by the MTF.
July 25, Toronto, Ont. – The Globe and Mail has published an article regarding expansion of a massage therapy practice in Winnipeg.  The article includes comments by experts Jenifer Bartman of Jennifer Bartman Business Advisory Services, Kenneth Wong of Queen’s University School of Business and Michelle DeMarchi of PhysioPlus Health Group.
July 25, 2012 – Bring a whole new level of creativity to your massage practice with the Hot Stone Accu-Roller! This multi-purpose tool allows you to practice hot stone massage, bamboo massage, acupressure, and more.
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