Strengthening the Future of the Massage Therapy Profession through Research

Douglas Nelson, LMT, BCTMB - MTF President

Massage therapy research helps create a shift in the health care conversation, often changing the discussion from whether massage therapy helps when and how best to apply massage. Each study is but one brick in the wall of knowledge for our field. Expanding the depth of published research will strengthen our profession for generations to come.

A massage therapist for 40+ years, Doug is President of BodyWork Associates, a clinic in Champaign, IL, with three locations and a staff of 20+ therapists. His teaching institute, NMT MidWest, provides about 100 training sessions annually in Precision Neuromuscular Therapy. He has taught more than 13,000 hours of continuing education and is the author of three books and numerous awards in his field.