MASSAGE Magazine, Insurance Plus Donate More than $20,000 to Massage Therapy Foundation, MASSAGE MagazinePonte Vedra Beach, FL. For more than 20 years, the Massage Therapy Foundation has played a vital role in the massage industry, supporting the efficacy of massage with evidence-informed practices and community outreach. MASSAGE Magazine and Massage Magazine Insurance Plus recognize the importance of the Massage Therapy Foundation, and have donated more than $20,000 in financial and media contributions in 2013 to support the foundation’s efforts.

“We are delighted to offer our support and services to further the mission of the Massage Therapy Foundation,” said MASSAGE Magazine and Chiropractic Economics, as well as operates Massage Magazine Insurance Plus. “Our readers and customers seek massage research to better educate their clients and community, as well as advance their own practice, and we absolutely support the foundation’s strides to promote the efficacy of massage.”

According to its website, the foundation aims to bring the “benefits of massage therapy to the broadest spectrum of society through the generation, dissemination and application of knowledge in this field.” The foundation awards research grants yearly to individuals or teams conducting studies on the efficacy of massage for specific conditions and the role of massage therapy in health care.

MASSAGE Magazine and Massage Magazine Insurance Plus value the importance of advancing the massage therapy profession through research, education and community service. Their support of the Massage Therapy Foundation is a public statement of their commitment to the profession, and we are proud to partner with them,” said Ruth Werner, president of the Massage Therapy Foundation. “Thank you, MASSAGE Magazine and Massage Magazine Insurance Plus! With your help, we will achieve the vision that the practice of massage therapy is evidence-informed and accessible to everyone.”

The Massage Therapy Foundation will be hosting its third annual golf outing on Sept. 25, to coincide with the American Massage Therapy Association’s national convention in Fort Worth, Texas. All proceeds from the event will benefit the foundation’s efforts in research, education and community service.

About the Massage Therapy Foundation

The Massage Therapy Foundation was formed in 1990 by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Its mission is to advance the practice and use of massage therapy through grants for scientific research, community outreach and educational scholarships, available to AMTA members and nonmembers alike. For more information, visit

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Massage Magazine Insurance Plus (MMIP) includes professional and general liability insurance, $2 million per occurrence, $3 million individual annual aggregate, $2 million products and completed operations individual annual aggregate; $100,000 rental damage insurance; $25,000 identity protection insurance; and $1,000 stolen equipment coverage. In addition to each therapist receiving full insurance coverage immediately upon completion of a short online application, the massage therapist receives a free professional website, directory listing, monthly newsletter and vendor discounts.*

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*This information was updated on June 26, 2014.