Massage Therapy Foundation and Canadian Massage Therapy Association Enter into New Partnership

(Evanston, Ill., February 1, 2023) The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) announces a new partnership with the Canadian Massage Therapy Association (CMTA). This new partnership will allow both organizations to co-create new opportunities for expanding the global influence of MTF’s resources of massage therapy research, community service, and educational endeavors. This partnership will aid both non-profit organization’s stakeholders and the worldwide massage therapy profession. CMTA pledges an annual contribution of $10K Canadian dollars to MTF for support of the Foundation’s activities including, but not limited to, MTF’s  educational offerings, Massage.Net (a practice-based research network), the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (IJTMB), research and community service projects, case report contests, and educational tools; and in doing so become a President’s Circle Supporter.

“The entire MTF Board of Trustees is extremely grateful for CMTA’s generous commitment, financial support, and human resources for implementation of this collaboration. We are exuberant to enter in a partnership with them so that, together, we can bring more awareness across Canada to the programs and resources the MTF has available for Canadian massage therapists to utilize in their practices, schools, and communities,” said MTF President, Adrienne F.  Asta, BA, LMT.

“CMTA and its provincial member associations are delighted to be entering into this new partnership with MTF. We are eager and looking forward to embarking on creating and supporting joint projects and educational resources as our collaborative efforts move into the future,” said CMTA President, Gordon MacDonald.

About the Massage Therapy Foundation

Massage Therapy Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity supporting scientific research, education, and community service for the massage therapy profession. The Foundation founded and publishes an open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal and provides educational resources for massage therapists, educators, and students. MTF is an independent organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, resources, training, and services.

About the Canadian Massage Therapy Association

CMTA is a national association compose of 10 provincial massage therapy associations. Officially, constituted in 1991, CMTA works collaboratively to promote massage therapy and strives to ensure the highest standards in education and practice are met by member associations in providing massage therapy to the public. CMTA advocates on behalf of the profession to government, insurers, and the public in order that the massage therapy profession is recognized as an integral partner in health care services to Canadians. CMTA is the national voice of the massage therapy profession in Canada for the purpose of uniting, strengthening and advancing the profession.

For more information contact:
Gini Ohlson, Executive Director, 847.905.1520, or

Marla Gamze, Communications/Development Manager, 847.905.1635,