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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.
Toronto, ON -- May 13, 2011 – Vonavo Media Group Inc., a Toronto-based investment company, has announced the launch of www.Therapists.ca, a brand new online directory focused on therapists listings.
April 21, Barrie, ON – Andrew MacWha and Elise Walmsley-MacWha, creators of the Will to Heal Technique, invite RMTs to join them in an audio-visual journey through the mind and body.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Mizuno sponsors registered massage therapist  Registered massage therapist (RMT) and fitness specialist Paul Lewis has received notification that sports equipment provider Mizuno Canada will sponsor his continued efforts at promoting the well-being of others through education, sport and massage therapy.
April 15, Barrie, ON – Georgian College is soon to be home to the Centre for Health and Wellness, a state-of-the-art facility that will house clinics and laboratories for the college’s health care programs, including massage therapy.
Although sleep has been a human preoccupation through the ages, the scientific study of sleep is surprisingly recent, and sleep medicine is an even newer area of study. The book Le Problème Physiologique du Sommeil, published by French scientist Henri Pieron in 1913, is viewed as the first examination of sleep from a physiological perspective. Dr. Nathaniel Kleitman, the “Father of American Sleep Research,” began his work in the 1920s. Basically, the current understanding of sleep health has been evolving over fewer than 100 years.
March 29, Mississauga, ON - Paul Lewis, RMT, has partnered with friends, colleagues and companies in Canada, Europe and the U.S. to offer wellness-related events featuring chair massage treatments and/or fitness classes, with proceeds going via the Red Cross to help those in Japan.
Feb. 17, Hamilton, ON – The Ontario College of Health and Technology student massage therapy clinic announces its shift to green practices.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Student massage therapy clinic goes green The Ontario College of Health and Technology student massage therapy clinic announces its shift to green practices.

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