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Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice
2012 book edited by Trish Dryden & Christopher Moyer 
The MTAM Research Committee recommends this book an excellent source of current information for all RMTs, especially those interested in evidence-based and research-based best practice. It can be purchsed from Human Kinetics as an e-book or a hardcover text. 
The Case for Pain Relief: 5 Research Studies for Massage Therapists
(free e-Book from the Massage Therapy Foundation) - PDF
Evidence-based Massage Therapy Resources - MTABC
International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal

International Journal of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
open-access peer-reviewed journal
Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies
peer-reviewed journal
Fascia Research Society
Massage Therapy Canada
professional journal & online resources
Massage & Bodywork
online professional journal (American)

Massage Therapy Journal
online professional journal archives (American)

BioMed Central - Peer-reviewed Journals
Large number of open access journals - research articles available free of charge
Cochrane Collaboration
online publications on evidence-based health care, systematic reviews of health care research
database of peer-reviewed journal articles
PubMed - online tutorials for using PubMed
TRIP Database
Clinical database for evidence-based practice 
Natural Standard database
International research collaboration that systematically reviews scientific evidence on complemetnary and alternative medicine (CAM)
Massage Therapy Foundation
Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) - Free Education Toolbar

Massage Therapy Foundation - Practitioner & Student Case Report Contests

NCCAM - National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine

IN-CAM - Canadian Interdisciplinary CAM Research Network
Touch Research Institute

Pediatric Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research & Education Network
Massage Net - online research network
Practice-based research network for massage therapy and bodywork.

Massage Today
Massage Today - Research Articles
PEDro - Physiotherapy Evidence Database
Health Canada

Canadian Health Resource Centre - Muscle Pain Relief

Harvard Health Publications - Harvard Medical School
Mayo Clinic - Information & Resources


Online webinars: Ben Benjamin Institute
Online webinars & webinar series for massage therapists.

Online: World Massage Conference
Online presentations (1-1.5 hrs each) for massage therapists. New conference program twice per year.
Online courses: Save Your Hands
Injury Prevention & Ergonomic Solutions for Manual Therapists; Ethics & Mental Health;

Online courses: CEPD
Online courses for massage therapists - myology & physiology. Aproved for primary credits.

Online course: Basics of Research Literacy
Massage Therapy Foundation course, approved for 6 primary credits.


Functional Anatomy Seminars

Anatomy Trains
Barnes' Myofascial Release Seminars
Jenings Myofascial Release Seminars 
Active Release Therapy

Soft Tissue Release Training Workshops
L.A.S.T. - Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique
Kinesiotaping seminars & certification
Dr. Vodder School
Manual Lymphatic Drainage training & MLD/CDT certification
Chikly Health Institute 
Lymph Drainage Therapy courses & Lymphedema/CDP Certification
Upledger Institute 
CranioSacral Therapy and Somato-Emotional Release Therapy workshops
Barral Institute
Visceral Manipulation & Neural Manipulation workshops

D'Ambrogio Institute
Muscle Energy Technique, Positional Release Therapy, and Total Body Balancing workshops
Stretching Canada
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) seminars & certification
Stretch For Life Seminars
Active Isolated Stretching - The Mattes method
Meditech International - Bioflex Laser Therapy Training
Laser Therapy certification & courses approved for primary credits

College of Acupuncture & Therapeutics
Acupuncture certification & a variety of other workshops for RMTs


Canada/Manitoba Business Service Centre
Women's Enterprise Centre
SOCAN - Application for a license to play background music in your practice (see Tariff 15-A Background Music)
Visit for more information

Employee or Self-Employed?
Guidelines from CRA to determine if someone is an employee or self-employed.

EI Benefits for Self-Employed
Information about registering for EI benefits if you are self-employed
Canada Revenue Agency

CRA Business & Professional Income Guide

CRA Guide for Canadian Small Businesses

CRA - Business Number Registration

CRA - Registering/Opening a GST account

Registering a Business Name in Manitoba
Information from the Companies Office
City of Winnipeg - Home Based Business

Manitoba Blue Cross
Greenshield Canada
Great West Life
Manulife - tips for finding a qualified massage therapist (download)
Veterans Affairs - Info for Health Care Service Providers
Veterans Affairs - Massage Therapy Benefits Grid for Manitoba (rates, prescription requirement, etc.) 
Canadian Health Care Anti-Fraud Association
Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA)
CLHIA - Best Practices in Receipt Writing (download)
Best Practices in Receipt Writing

Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists (ANBMT)
MTABC - Massage Therapists' Association of British Columbia
MTAA - Massage Therapist Association of Alberta

MTAS - Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan
RMTAO - Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario

PMAQ - Professional Massage Therapists Association of Quebec    

ANBMT - Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists

NBMA - New Brunswick Massotherapy Association

MTANS - Massage Therapists' Association of Nova Scotia

PEIMTA - Prince Edward Island Massage Therapy Association
NLMTA - Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapists Association
NWTMTA - North West Territories, Yukon & Nunavut Massage Therapists Association
CSMTA - Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association


CMTBC - College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia 

CMTO - College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
CMTNL - College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland & Labrador
CMTNB - College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick


AMTA - American Massage Therapy Association (USA)

ABMP - Associated Bodywork & Massage Progessionals (USA)
NCBTMB - National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (USA)

GCMT - General Council for Massage Therapies (UK)
LCSP Register of Remedial Masseurs & Manipulative Therapists (UK)
AAMT - Australian Association of Massage Therapists (Australia)

AMT - Association of Massage Therapists Ltd (Australia)

MNZ - Massage New Zealand
MTASA - Massage Therapy Association of South Africa