Resources

Research and Evidence Based Practice Resources

To support research competency development of registrants, the College provides direct access to Massage Therapy relevant research resources.

Access to published Massage Therapy research articles

You can search for published Massage Therapy research articles through several online research databases:

Pre-appraised resources:

 

Research Journals

Most published research is found in scientific journals that can only be accessed through paid subscriptions. This means a reader can only access an abstract but not the full article. However, a new format is being used by some journals that provide anyone with free access to the published research (abstract and full article). This format is called open access.

The following is a list of open access journals that have published Massage Therapy research articles:

You can also conduct your own search of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) for Massage Therapy research published in open access journals at: http://doaj.org

Disclaimer: Through provision of this information, the College does not directly support or promote any of the individuals, organizations or sources listed. Rather, the goal is to provide registrants with access to credible research information and resources.

 

Other Massage Therapy Research Resources

The following are links to resources that provide research or are research informed useful to a Massage Therapy practice:

Books

  • Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice, Editors: Christopher Moyer and Trish Dryden
  • Outcomes-Based Massage: From Evidence to Practice by Carla-Krystin Andrade and Paul Clifford
  • Making Sense of Research by Martha Menard

Organizations

Funding for Massage Therapy Research

Disclaimer: Through provision of this information, the College does not directly support or promote any of the findings or individuals producing or providing work cited. Rather, the goal is to provide access to credible research information and resources for registrants.

 

Evidence Based Practice

Online courses:

Section 1: Overview of Evidence Informed Practice

Section 2: Types of Research

Section 3: Using Evidence in Practice

Section 4: Understanding Research and Statistics

 

Workshop