The Massage Therapy Foundation has announced the winners of the 2012 Practitioner Case Report Contest.

• Gold Award: Emilie McKay of Ontario, Canada, for “Assessing the Effectiveness of Massage Therapy for Bilateral Cleft Lip Reconstruction Scars.”

McKay will receive a $2,500 cash award contingent upon undergoing the peer-review process with a scientific publication.

She will also present her paper at the 2013 International Massage Therapy Research Conference April 25-27 in Boston, Massachusetts. She and her mentor each receive a $1,000 stipend to be used toward travel to the conference.

• Honorable Mention: Fiona Leckenby of Nashville, Tennessee, for “Eight Week Chair Massage Intervention for Client with Severe Atopic Dermatitis.”

Read the foundation’s press release about the contest here.

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