Resources

Research and Evidence-Informed Practice Resources

To support research competency development of registrants, the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) provides direct access to relevant Massage Therapy 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, some journals provide anyone with free access to the published research (abstract and full article) through ‘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 the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Disclaimer: Through provision of this information, CMTO 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 research or research-informed resources that are relevant 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
  • Making Sense of Research
    By Martha Brown Menard

Organizations

Funding for Massage Therapy Research

DISCLAIMER: Through provision of this information, CMTO 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-Informed Practice Education

STRiVE

Online courses:

Workshop

Masters Level Education (for RHCP/RMTs)

 

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