Consumer Information

Research & statistics show that massage is now the modality most sought out by consumers for self-care outside of traditional medicine. Whether for relaxation, stress management, chronic pain or sports massage, finding a massage therapist, can be challenging. There are many different types of massage & how do you know which one is right for you.

There are questions you should ask before you schedule a session with a massage therapist.

  • Are they licensed?
  • Are they Nationally certified?
  • Are they a member of the American Massage Therapy Association?
  • What can you expect from your massage therapy session?

The Massachusetts Chapter of The American Massage Therapy Association would like to make the process of finding a Massage Therapist a little easier for you. Our "Find a Qualified Massage Therapist National Locator Service" link will help you find a Massage Therapist in your area who is appropriately credentialed & the link below will provide tips for the consumer in choosing the professional who is right for you. Click here for more consumer information from the AMTA.

International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: Research, Education, & Practice

The Massage Therapy Foundation is pleased to provide the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: Research, Education, & Practice (IJTMB).

The IJTMB is an online, peer-reviewed, open access scientific journal for the therapeutic massage and bodywork profession, and is available free of subscription fees and contributing author charges. It's an indispensable resource for members of the massage and bodywork profession as well as for related health-care professionals. The IJTMB takes an open access approach to scholarly publishing, thereby allowing reader access to articles online. This approach provides for the dissemination of scientific findings not only to professionals in the massage and bodywork field but also to colleagues in associated disciplines and professions.