At MTAM, we strongly believe that ongoing learning and education are crucial to becoming top-notch massage therapists and providing the best services to the public. Knowledge is power, so we ensure every member has access to education sources and opportunities. 

Research Committee Information

Do you have an interest in massage therapy research? The MTAM Research Committee wants you!

The Research Committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except August and December) from 9:30-11:30 AM. Meetings are held via Zoom with occasional meetings held in person at the MTAM Education Centre.

The committee’s activities include:

  • Providing education, inspiration, and guidance to all MTAM members and massage therapy students who wish to engage with and understand research relating to the profession of Massage Therapy.
  • Identifying and reviewing relevant Massage Therapy research and other projects and sharing research information with MTAM members and the public through the MTAM website, e-newsletter, and/or other communication methods.
  • Networking/liaising with credible research organizations focused on Massage Therapy and related health topics.
  • Advocating for research that would provide Massage Therapists with an evidence base to support best practices.
  • Facilitating the participation of MTAM members and massage therapy students in Massage Therapy research studies conducted by credible research organizations.
  • Funding research projects relevant to the massage therapy profession as budget permits.
  • Monitoring and maintaining the MTAM Resource Centre for member access with the Professional Development & Events  Committee.

Joining an MTAM committee gives members an opportunity to get involved in the direction of the massage therapy profession in Manitoba. It allows you to connect with colleagues in MTAM and across Canada. Committee members also receive core competency education credits for regular meeting attendance!

Contact the MTAM if you would like to get involved!

Research Sources

Stay updated on everything related to Massage Therapy. Discover research grants, recent publications, and other educational resources available for exploration.


Research Grants

Government of Canada

Government of Manitoba

University of Manitoba

Massage Therapy FoundationOne Column Content

College of Massage Therapy of Ontario

Registered Massage Therapist Association of British Columbia


Publication & Journal Research Links

Massage Therapy Publications and Research Journals

International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Massage Therapy Foundation

Massage Therapy Journal

Massage Therapy Magazine



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