The Massage Therapy Foundation announced this week the winners of its 2011 Practitioner Case Report Contest.

The Massage Therapy Foundation advances the knowledge and practice of massage by supporting scientific research, education and community service.

The grand prize Gold Award has been awarded to Meghan Thomason of Menomonie, Wisconsin. Her winning case report was titled “Massage Therapy for Lyme Disease.”

As the first place winner, Thomason will receive a $2,500 cash award contingent upon undergoing the peer review process with a scientific publication, an invitation to present her paper and a poster at the 2012 AMTA National Convention, and a $1,000 stipend to be used toward travel to the convention.

Read about the other winners and details about the 2012 contest here.