NCBTMB Proud to Participate in 4th International Fascia Research Congress

Burr Ridge, Ill. (September 14, 2015) — It is with great pleasure that I share with you NCBTMB will be participating in this year’s Fourth International Fascia Research Congress in Washington D.C.! This is yet another collaborative and enriching platform to further the advancement of massage therapy and bodywork, as well as connect with and learn from other health care professionals.

NCBTMB has made active strides in promoting and supporting the advancement of research literacy, and we are proud to be able to share that with other health care professions and key opinions leaders within the fascia research field. It is an honor to represent the massage therapy and bodywork profession, as a whole, as well as our esteemed group of NCBTMB Certificants, Approved Providers, and Assigned Schools at the upcoming FRC event on September 18th-20th, 2015.

There are numerous benefits to our profession’s representation at this event, including:

  • Exposure to the latest and best scientific research findings on fascia in all its forms and functions,
  • Provides a collaborative forum for high-level fascia exploration among various professions,
  • Unique opportunity to interact with and learn from other health care professions,
  • Fosters a deeper understanding and collaboration between scientists working in fascia research and professionals working with fascia, and
  • Provides a high-energy setting to share findings and insights that both inform and enrich various professions.

In the world of massage therapy, Myofascial Release is a common technique we use to stretch the fascia in order to restore balance to the body. Ultimately, the practice and teaching of myofascial is what connects our profession to the Fascia Research Congress—a multidisciplinary committee of basic science researchers and practicing health care professionals whose respective fields share a common focus and interest in the human body’s soft connective tissue matrix. Like us, the FRC understands the importance of the fascia, and have developed a forum to empower all health care professionals to better understand and learn from one another. To learn more about the FRC, please visit

We hope you will take a few moments to learn more about the exciting implications for our profession and, perhaps, we will even see some of you there!

Above all, we look forward to sharing with you the enriching and promising effects of NCBTMB’s presence at this event—one we consider to be yet another step toward further elevating the standards of massage therapy, as well as celebrating the latest and best fascia research.
Warm Wishes,

Leena S. Guptha


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