NCBTMB and MTF Announce Part III of Free Research Webinar Series, Scheduled for December 3, 2019

Burr Ridge, Ill. / Evanston, Ill. (November 18, 2019)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) announced today Part III of their free 2019 Research Webinar Series to further define research, its impact on the profession, and resources for engagement. The third webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 1pm CT.

Part III features JoEllen M. Sefton, PhD, ATC, LAT and Nilophar Zandieh, MS, Doctoral Fellow, of Auburn University as Special Guests. Topics to be discussed include:

  • How to find research to help inform your massage practice
  • Sources for massage research information
  • How to search a research database
  • Understanding different research types
  • Deciding which sources to trust and when to apply new massage knowledge in your practice
  • And more!

To learn more and/or register for the free NCB/MTF December 3, 2019 Webinar, please visit

MTF will award one (1) free CE to webinar participants who attend the presentation and pass a short quiz. The webinar and quiz will be available for viewing and completion within 72-hours following the broadcast for those unable to make the live version. Do not contact NCBTMB with questions on CE awarded for this presentation; all inquiries must be directed to MTF.

Details on future webinars for 2020 to be released soon.


The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) is an independent, private, nonprofit organization founded in 1992. The mission of NCBTMB is to define and advance the highest standards in the massage therapy and bodywork profession. In support of this mission, NCBTMB serves the profession through Board Certification, Specialty Certificates, an Approved Provider Program, and an Assigned School Code Program. For more information, please visit

About MTF

The Massage Therapy Foundation is a 501(c)3 providing support to the massage therapy profession. Since 1990, MTF has provided over $1 million in research grants studying the science behind therapeutic massage. The Foundation founded and publishes an open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal and provides many educational resources for massage therapists, educators, and students. MTF provides community service grants to populations in need of therapeutic massage who would otherwise lack access. For more information, please visit


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