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Jeffery Dalhouse ~ Research Committee Chair

With a strong thirst for knowledge and a dedication for advancing the profession by promoting evidence-based research and the efficacy of massage therapy, Jeffery is the perfect fit for chair of MTAM’s Research Committee.  

Jeffery has been a practicing Massage Therapist since 2006. He has sat on MTAM research committee since 2013, and has served as its Chair for the past two years. He hopes to inspire other therapists with an enthusiastic approach to research in Massage Therapy, believing it reinforces our role in providing effective treatments, and elevates our credibility among other medical professionals. 

Why did you choose to become an RMT?  

I chose to become an RMT because managing discomfort, pain and how to feel better in one’s body is something I’ve had to do myself. I felt compelled to share that knowledge to help others.  

What do you like best about your job?  

What I like best about my job is my part in helping people transform into better functioning expressions of themselves.  

What advice would you give new RMTs?  

Keep learning. Add more tools to your toolbox. If you don’t know the answer, look it up. Say “I don’t know”, and then go find out for yourself what it is.  

Why did you choose to join MTAM?  

I didn’t hesitate when I chose to join the MTAM. When comparing associations, it’s plainly evident which Association is committed to helping its Members. 

What’s your favourite MTAM member benefit?  

My favourite MTAM member benefit comes via sitting on the Research Committee and the MTAM Board and getting to meet the other practitioners, teachers, authors, anatomists, professors, and researchers that I admire in the field of Massage Therapy.