Their Vision: The practice of massage therapy is evidence-informed and accessible to everyone.
Their Mission: The Massage Therapy Foundation advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and community service.
The Massage Therapy Foundation commits to:
Upholding the principles of philanthropy
Contributing to the understanding and appreciation of massage therapy
Increasing the Foundation’s influence, credibility, and visibility in health and wellness
Sustaining the Foundation’s organizational effectiveness
Fostering the spirit of collaboration
Advance research on therapeutic massage and bodywork.
Foster massage therapy initiatives that serve populations in need.
Promote research literacy and capacity in the profession.
Support the evidence-informed practice of therapeutic massage and bodywork based upon available research, client factors, and practitioner experience and judgment.
Fortify the Foundation’s financial resources and organizational effectiveness.
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.
The Massage Therapy Foundation and AMTA
The Massage Therapy Foundation and the American Massage Therapy Association share a profound commitment to advance the massage therapy profession through promoting scientific research and evidence-informed practice.
Although they are separate organizations, together, they endeavor to collaborate as full strategic partners to realize their independent and interrelated missions. Their relationship will live in perpetuity.