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Feb. 25, 2014 — The federal government is allocating $6.5 million to fund a project led by McMaster University to study the use of team-based care as a way to achieve better health outcomes for patients and make the system more cost effective.
Like other professions in health care and beyond, massage therapy is always evolving.
Research and scientific studies make up an important part of any health-care discipline.
*UPDATE: The article has been updated to clarify information about the Massage Therapy Research Fund, the current funding agency for massage therapy research in Canada. British Columbia and Saskatchewan are partnering up to establish a new research foundation that will support and fund research initiatives in massage therapy.
Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose and Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne have announced the launch of the Alberta SUPPORT Unit for patient-oriented research.
The Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA) is commemorating its 60th anniversary with various celebrations throughout the year, including a five-day “Diamond Anniversary” conference from Nov. 1 to 5 in Kananaskis, Alta.
The Canadian Massage Therapy Alliance (CMTA) has urged Ontario’s massage therapist association to rejoin the CMTA, saying the alliance is open to addressing Ontario’s concerns regarding its participation.
The Registered Massage Therapists of Ontario is in full swing in its efforts to propel the profession forward to its rightful place in the health-care hierarchy.
July 31, Toronto — The Financial Services Commission of Ontario has clarified that insurers must pay HST in addition to massage therapy fees.
Jun 11, Red Dear, AB - The Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA) would like to acknowledge the 1.5 million members of the public who receive massage therapy care along with the over 800 Massage Therapists in Alberta who have supported the organization in reaching its 60th Anniversary.
Apr. 25, London, Ont. – On Friday, April 19, Pure Encapsulations, a manufacturer of research-based, hypo-allergenic nutritional supplements located in a Boston suburb, with its Canadian base in London, Ontario, held an event to honor and support victims of the tragic events surrounding the Boston Marathon.
Apr. 22, Evanston, Ill. – The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) announces the continuation of the AMTA Massage Therapy Tour, with its first 2013 stop in Indianapolis May 29.
Apr. 1, Toronto, Ont. – Today, the Ontario Kinesiology Association welcomes the establishment of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. 
Feb. 19, Evanston, IL – The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) sixth annual summary research on the state of the massage therapy profession demonstrates mixed indicators for the massage therapy marketplace.
Jan. 8, Evanston, Il – On June 12, 2012, the leadership of seven national massage therapy organizations gathered in Englewood, Colorado for their third face-to-face meeting in the past 15 months. Several participating organizations note that they serve diverse bodywork practitioners and institutions, but as “massage therapy” is the common thread for all seven organizations, we use that term, in its broadest context, in the comments below.
Dec. 27,  Woodstock, Ont. – RMTs are invited to attend “Functional Integrated Needling – A Biomedical Approach” seminars in 2013.  Courses are eligible for CEUs – please check with your local jurisdiction for details.
Massage therapy and the well-being of athletes are a natural marriage. Some 25 years ago a handful of dedicated massage therapists decided to take their massage mandate to the next level.
Oct. 24, Akron, OH – Ms. Tina Allen, LMT, was presented the Massage Therapy Foundation / Performance Health 2012 Humanitarian Award at this year’s American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) convention held in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Oct. 9, Evanston, IL — Featuring a special video review of its new, ongoing consumer awareness program and a panel of leaders in integrative care, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) national convention brought together 1,400 participants from October 3 to 6 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The association also announced the creation of a new Lifetime Achievement Award honoring educator Dianne Polseno, and presented a ceremonial check for $450,000 to the Massage Therapy Foundation.
Feb. 15, Toronto, Ont. – The Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services has released its report titled “Public Service for Ontarians: a Path to Sustainability and Excellence.” Prepared by economist Don Drummond, the report contains 362 recommendations to increase efficiency in various sectors, with a ‘substantial portion’ of these centered on health care.
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