Research in the fields of massage therapy, bodywork, movement sciences, and alternative medicine that help to inform current patient care in regards to treatment protocols, self-care, and lifestyle factors. Trusted peer-reviewed sources are used.

International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & 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. Principal sections of the journal span the areas of research, education, and clinical practice.”

Massage Therapy Foundation

“The Massage Therapy Foundation was founded by the American Massage Therapy Association in 1990 with the mission of advancing the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and community service. The Foundation is able to provide these services by individual gifts, industry support, and fundraising events.”


“MassageNet was established in 2009 with funding assistance from the Massage Therapy Foundation.  Our mission is to develop and maintain communication between professional massage therapists, students, educators, and researchers.”

Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies

“The Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies is a peer-reviewed journal that brings you the latest therapeutic techniques and current professional debate. 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.Essential reading for all those involved in the assessmentdiagnosistreatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunction.”


“PubMed comprises more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.”