Massage research has helped to educate the public about the health benefits of massage therapy. The Massage Therapy Foundation has taken the lead in encouraging practitioners and educators to become research literate. Check out these massage therapy research resources…
International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork - The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (IJTMB) is an open access, peer-reviewed publication intended to accommodate the diverse needs of the rapidly-expanding therapeutic massage and bodywork community.
Touch Research Institute – The Touch Research Institute, located in Miami, Florida, is dedicated to studying the effects of touch therapy. The TRIs have researched the effects of massage therapy at all stages of life, from newborns to senior citizens. Our owner, Dawn, spent some time at a TRI research workshop in April, 2009. She worked with well-known researcher Tiffany Field and had the privilege of massaging a 4 pound set of twin preemies. Check out their site for massage and touch research abstracts that are separated by topic.
Journal of Movement and Bodywork Therapies – Essential reading for all those involved in the assessement, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunction. Publishing highly illustrated articles on a wide range of subjects this journal is immediately relevant to everyday clinical practice in private, community and primary health care settings. It is not free, but it is indexed in medline.
Massage Research Columns- As part of the Massage Therapy Foundation’s mission to promote massage research literacy, here is a massage research synopsis.
NHS Evidence on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) – a United Kingdom site dedicated to finding, evaluating and presenting quality information and evidence on CAM
University of Maryland School of Medicine Integrative Medicine Resources – The Internet links found on these pages provide access to sites with content about general health and wellness as well as selected CAM resources
Fascia Research Website of Ulm University in Germany