The Massage Therapy Foundation Thanks Sponsors for Support at Massage Research Conference, MASSAGE MagazineEvanston, IL. The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) is pleased to announce the 2013 International Massage Therapy Research Conference was a success with nearly 300 massage therapists, nurses, doctors, researchers, educators and others in allied health care professions in attendance.

The MTF would like to thank the planning committee, especially co-chairs Ruth Werner and Diana Thompson, for putting together an informative and fascinating agenda. The foundation would also like to extend a thank you to Allissa Haines and Sarah Rogers; both did an extraordinary job of assisting with promoting and managing volunteers for this event. Additionally, a special thank you to Mary White, Lisa Curran Parenteau, Richard Wedegartner and the AMTA-MA Chapter for organizing and providing complimentary on-site massage therapy for all attendees each morning during the daily general sessions.

Finally, the MTF would like to thank the following organizations for so generously sponsoring the event:

  • Presenting Sponsor: American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
  • Books of Discovery 
  • Massage Envy
  • Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
  • AMTA Massachusetts Chapter
  • Dr. Rogers Prize
  • Anatomy Trains
  • Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Performance Health-Biofreeze
  • Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA)
  • World Massage Conference
  • Alliance for Massage Therapy Education
  • China-Gel
  • ONE Concept
  • Bon Vital
  • MASSAGE Magazine
  • Structural Relief Therapy
  • Cliff Korn, L.M.T.
  • Precision Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Curties-Overzet Publications

About the Massage Therapy Foundation

The Massage Therapy Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity, with a mission to advance the knowledge and practice of massage by supporting scientific research, education and community service. Learn more at