The RMT Education Project:
Connecting Massage Therapists with Evidence Based Resources
The RMT Education Project
In the past it has been difficult to stay up to date with the latest research. The RMT Education Project serves as a starting point in the development of a body of knowledge that massage therapists can use to guide an evidence based practice. The RMT Education Project attempts to 'simplify the complex' by breaking down information dense research into manageable chunks.
Grey literature is information or research produced outside of academic publishing and distribution channels. It consists of newsletters, reports, blogs, tweets, articles published by associations.
Massage Therapy: Theories and Treatment Strategies
As the body of knowledge to support the use of massage therapy continues to grow, understanding the basic science behind what we do and the guiding principles of adaptability enable us to apply this work to a number of conditions including, but not limited to:
• Sports Related Aches and Pain
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Post-Operative Patients
• Compartment Syndrome
• Temporal Mandibular Disorder (TMD)
• Dupuytren's Disease
• Low Back Pain
• Neck Pain
• Post-Concussion Syndrome
• Shoulder Injuries
• Scar Management
Setting the Groundwork for Evidence Based Massage
• Guide to Reading Massage Therapy Research
• Guide to Evidence Informed Massage
• The Integration of Current Research into Massage Therapy
• How Massage Therapists can Contribute to Research
• Peer Reviewed Resources
• Systematic Reviews
• Ten Open Access Papers
• 5 books about pain
• Pain is more than a physical process...
• Words matter when talking about pain
• Contextual effects in massage
• What are Myofascial Triggerpoints?
• Does Fascia Release?
• Acupuncture: Review of the evidence
• Acupuncture and Massage Therapy
• What role can acupuncture play in concussion rehab
• Acupuncture for knee pain
• Acupuncture for neck pain
• Acupuncture for headaches
• What is Cupping?
• Cupping at the Olympics
The Massage Therapy Literature Countdown
• 10 Articles All Massage Therapists Should Read
• 9 Open Access Articles for Massage Therapists
• 8 Researchers Who Are Changing Massage Therapy
• 7 Books For Massage Therapists
• 6 Blogs For Massage Therapists
• 5 Systematic Reviews of Massage Therapy
• 4 Articles About The Importance of Touch
• 3 Bones You May Not Have Heard About
• 2 Peer-reviewed Publications for Massage Therapists
• 1 Book That Will Change The Way You Think
Knowledge Translation - Learn From The Experts
• Thomas Best. Massage Therapies - From Lab Bench Top to The Patients
• Body in Mind. Isometrics reduce tendon pain
• Body in Mind. Classification of patients with low back-related leg pain
• Noi Group. Mobilisation of the Neuroimmune System
• Paul Ingraham. Trigger Point Doubts
• Greg Lehman. Tissue changes and Pain
• Lorimer Moseley. It is not just the brain that changes itself – time to embrace bioplasticity?
• Alva Noë - Moving Toward Understanding Consciousness
• Todd Hargrove. Is Movement Therapy Rocket Science?
• Jarod Hall. Tissue homeostasis and its role in exercise dosage