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Aug. 14, Evanston, IL – The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) consumer awareness program, launched earlier this year in the spring, entered a new phase on August 13, with a special health care focus and targeted advertising.
Aug. 12, Vancouver BC – The Fascia Research Society (FRS) was launched at the Third International Fascia Research Congress, hosted by MTABC in Vancouver, BC.
June 29, San Clemente, CA – Metagenics Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company focused on reducing chronic health conditions and improving health, announced that it is convening its first Lifestyle Medicine Summit on September 28-30, 2012, in Dana Point, California. 
June 25, Edmonton, AB – The Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) has been in conversations with Manulife regarding their recent policy change requesting NHPC massage therapy members’ information.
June 17, Vancouver, BC – The Liddle Kidz Foundation invites massage therapists to witness the first ever documentary that explores the world of infant and pediatric massage shot entirely in HD.
May 21, Springfield, MO – Ann Catlin LLC, founder of the Director Centre for Compassionate Touch and winner of the One Concept Humanitarian Award, has donated her award money to the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTC).
May 11, Calgary, AB - The Canadian Council of Massage Therapy Schools (CCMTS) will be holding its 2012 annual Conference and AGM in Vernon, British Columbia on June 8-9.
April 16, Evanston, Ill. – The submission process for the 2012 Massage Therapy Foundation Practitioner Case Report Contest is now open.  Canadian RMTs are eligible and welcome to enter. 
March 5, Evanston, IL – The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) is  pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Practitioner Case Report Contest. This year’s Grand Prize Gold Award has been awarded to Meghan Thomason of Menomonie,Wisconsin for her winning case report titled “Massage Therapy for Lyme Disease.” 
Jan. 18, New York, NY – Shari Auth, LMT and published massage therapist, announces the release of her first book on forearm massage, Auth Method of Therapeutic Massage: A Guide To Using The Forearms, First Edition.
Jan. 3, Evanston, IL – Registration is now open online for the American Massage Therapy Association’s 2012 Massage Therapy Schools Summit to be held February 16-17 in Chicago, IL.
Nov. 1, Evanston, IL – BIOTONE, a manufacturer of professional massage and spa therapy products has contributed $15,000 to the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF).
At a recent chiropractic conference, Dr. James Chestnut, a well-known DC and wellness educator, said: “It’s not about being loyal to the profession – it’s about being loyal to the people we serve.” This statement is applicable across disciplines but also merits closer examination, as it may be easy to lose sight of the distinction between its two elements – the “profession” and “the people we serve” – and thus misplace the “loyalty” it is calling for.
Oct 7, Indianapolis, IN – After significant research and due diligence, Graston Technique, leaders in instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization technology, has opted to make selected Canadian massage therapists eligible to become GT clinicians.
Aug. 2, Calgary, AB – As part of its dedication to excellence in massage therapy education, and to further the development of high caliber research study by students, The Canadian Council of Massage Therapy Schools (CCMTS) is pleased to announce the Second Annual Research/Interpretive Studies Paper Competition.
July 29, Solon, OH – Multi Radiance Medical, an international laser therapy company, is pleased to announce that Health Canada has approved the MR4 laser therapy devices for use in Canada.
INDUSTRY NEWS Health Canada approves laser therapy devices Multi Radiance Medical, an international laser therapy company, is pleased to announce that Health Canada has approved the MR4 laser therapy devices for use in Canada.
June 17, Montreal, QC - On May 18, the Fédération québécoise des massothérapeutes, officially launched a new foundation called the Fondation québécoise de la massothérapie.
June 16, Akron, OH – A study presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine and 2nd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine showed a 50 per cent incidence of reduced neck and shoulder pain among desk workers using a single, simple Thera-band exercise.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Industry News - Thera-Band exercise may provide pain relief A recent study shows a 50 per cent incidence of reduced neck and shoulder pain among desk workers using a single, simple Thera-band exercise.

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