Research
Jan. 29, 2014 — The department of applied medicine and rehabilitation at Indiana State University, in Terre Haute, Indiana, is researching a possible new massage treatment option for people suffering from fibromyalgia syndrome.
Dec. 3, 2013 — The Canadian Interdisciplinary Network for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research has announced the 2013 Massage Therapy Research Fund competition is now accepting applications. The application deadline is December 31, 2013.
New research from McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ont., showed using simple compression bandages may be used as treatment for lymphedema, in the absence of daily lymphatic massage therapy.
Oct. 24, 2013 — A new study suggests that mindfulness therapy is not effective at lowering blood pressure. Toronto researchers found that people who learned and applied the technique did not end up with lower blood pressure readings than people who did not use the approach.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 — Bottles of Tylenol sold in the U.S. will soon bear red warnings alerting users to the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the popular pain reliever. The unusual step, disclosed by the company that makes Tylenol, comes amid a growing number of lawsuits and pressure from the U.S. federal government that could have widespread ramifications for a medicine taken by millions of people every day.
Aug. 22, 2013 — A degenerative brain disease linked to repetitive brain injuries, such as concussions in athletes, may initially affect people in one of two major ways: dramatically altering their behaviour and mood or impairing memory and thinking abilities, a study suggests.
At the recent Massage Therapy Canada Business Forum, Jennifer Bloch discussed how research literacy can enhance the credibility of the RMT profession and empower them to pursue better health-care outcomes for their patients.
Massage therapists are well prepared and skilled in their profession, but when it comes to regulatory compliance and their legal obligations, they often find themselves needing guidance.
Jun 25, Toronto — The National Accreditation Planning Committee established a proposed vision for national accreditation by an independent agency during its meeting on June 5 and 6.
Jun 6, Mississauga, Ont. – Metagenics presents a seminar titled “Health Transformation – Breakthrough Weightloss Program” to be held on Saturday, July 13 in Seattle, Washington.
  May 20, Thornhill, Ont. - Introducing the Woome Pillow, an adjustable orthopaedic pillow from a Canadian owned Company.
Mar. 26, Toronto, Ont. – In May 2013, Know Your Body Best (KYBB) will be donating $1.00 from each invoice produced to support massage therapy (MT) research through the IN-CAM Research Network  - and challenges you to pitch in as well!
March 12, Toronto, Ont. – Finally, yoga designed specifically for back pain!  The Yoga Back Clinic – providing structured rehabilitative yoga in small class sizes – is opening in April 2013 in downtown Toronto.
Mar 4, Evanston, IL – There’s still time to register for the 2013 International Massage Therapy Research Conference to be held in Boston, Mass. from April 25-27.
March 1, Toronto, Ont. – Dr. Fernanda Saraga, Director of Clinical Research and Education at Meditech International Inc., recently attended the North American Association of Light Therapy (NAALT) conference where she was awarded a travel grant for her abstract entitled Low Intensity Laser Therapy for Post-Concussion Syndrome: A Case Study.
Feb. 25, Ottawa, Ont. – This spring, Body Work Seminars is bringing some highly noted speakers to Ottawa, Ontario.  Chiropractors, physiotherapists, registered massage therapists and other health care practitioners from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec can receive continuing education closer to home, in our beautiful nation’s capital.
Jan. 27, Waterloo, Ont. – The Candian Bowenwork School invites RMTs to learn the Bowen Technique, a gentle yet highly effective treatment for many types of pain and other ailments.
Jan. 18, Toronto, Ont. –  The Stone Massage Company offers on-going one-day professional certification courses in Full Body Hot Stone Therapy.
Jan. 17, Evanston, IL – The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) is happy to announce that it has chosen Rick Garbowski of the Georgia Massage School as the recipient of the 2013 Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award.
Dec. 19, Akron, Ohio – Performance Health introduces new Biofreeze 360° Spray. New Biofreeze 360° Spray delivers the its topical analgesic using the best spray technology on the market today. This new product will be available for purchase on January 1, 2013.

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