Massage Therapy SIG
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The Massage Therapy SIG (MT SIG) is a group of individuals from diverse backgrounds working collaboratively to advance research and research informed massage therapy practice.
Members of the MT SIG are members of ISCMR and are: practitioners, educators, researchers, policy makers and administrators. Made up of topic-specific working groups, each working group defines the scope and context of its activities and is accountable to the MT SIG as a whole.
All members of the MT SIG are respected professionally and welcome to participate regardless of political or professional affiliation outside of ISCMR. All members agree to participate in supporting and producing high quality research that relates to the application of massage by licensed massage therapists (in regulated and unregulated environments).
The MT SIG evolved out of a workshop held at the 2012 INCAM Research Symposium.
The purpose of this workshop was to bring together various MT stakeholders to develop an action oriented MT SIG that will carry out activities aimed to support research–informed MT practices across Canada. An underlying principle of the MT SIG is to facilitate effective application of human and fiscal resources, to accelerate the development of MT as a research-informed health care profession across Canada.
The objectives of the inaugural workshop were to: 1) determine the interest in forming such a group and 2) to identify topic areas that would be addressed by this group at this time.
- The workshop abstract: click here
- The outcomes of the workshop and plan of action are summarized here: click here
Current Massage Therapy SIG Working Group
The MT SIG project 1 is supported through generous donation from: