73 episodes

Research Perch is a podcast designed to help you learn how to use massage therapy research in your practice.

Each episode digs into a specific article from the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and unpacks it so you know how it applies to you.

Grow your massage therapy practice and serve your clients better with the power of research!

Research Perch Massage Therapy Foundation

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    • 4.5 • 18 Ratings

Research Perch is a podcast designed to help you learn how to use massage therapy research in your practice.

Each episode digs into a specific article from the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and unpacks it so you know how it applies to you.

Grow your massage therapy practice and serve your clients better with the power of research!

    Massage in a Military Primary Care Clinic: DVCIPM Grant [Research Perch]

    Massage in a Military Primary Care Clinic: DVCIPM Grant [Research Perch]

    Learn more about the MTF Research Grant, Massage Service Integration in a Military Primary Care Clinic: Implementation and Impact Study, conducted by the Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM), Rockville, MD. The study researches massage therapy’s promising evidence-based approach to reducing the burden of chronic pain within the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration. Listen in as MTF President Adrienne Asta, BA, LMT speaks with the Primary Investigator of the study, Dr. Tracy Rupp, and lead massage therapist, Kevin Johnson, LMT, NASM CPT. This grant was funded through MTF with generous financial support from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

    • 31 min
    Pain and Validation with Whitney Lowe and Doug Nelson

    Pain and Validation with Whitney Lowe and Doug Nelson

    Learn more about the mechanisms of pain and the importance of pain validation in client care. Join us for Research Perch, as host MTF Vice President Lindsay Bodkin, BA, LMT, CPT, speaks with educators Whitney Lowe (Academy of Clinical Massage) and Douglas Nelson, LMT, BCTMB (Precision Neuromuscular Therapy Seminars).

    • 41 min
    IJTMB Writing Mentorship [Research Perch]

    IJTMB Writing Mentorship [Research Perch]

    Listen in to Research Perch, as MTF President, Adrienne Asta, speaks with Dr. Amanda Baskwill, Executive Editor of International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, about the journal's writing mentorship program.

    • 21 min
    Research Literacy with Whitney Lowe [Research Perch]

    Research Literacy with Whitney Lowe [Research Perch]

    Learn more about Basics of Research Literacy (BRL), an online continuing education course for massage therapists and educators about incorporating principles of research literacy in your practice and teaching. MTF President Adrienne Asta speaks with author/educator Whitney Lowe (Academy of Clinical Massage) about the new and revised 3-hour NCBTMB-approved interactive skill-building experience, which was created as a fundraiser for the Foundation.

    • 27 min
    NIH Study: MABT for Opioid Use Disorder [Research Perch]

    NIH Study: MABT for Opioid Use Disorder [Research Perch]

    Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT) combines manual, mindfulness and psycho-educational approaches to teach interoceptive awareness and related self-care skills. Learn more about MABT and an NIH-funded study looking at how it can be used to combat the opioid epidemic, as MTF President Adrienne Asta interviews researcher Cynthia Price and Megan Sherman, one of the LMT research interventionists on the project.

    • 28 min
    MassageNet Study—MT Mental Health Knowledge [Research Perch]

    MassageNet Study—MT Mental Health Knowledge [Research Perch]

    Join us for Research Perch! Listen in as MTF Research Committee Chair, researcher Dr. Niki Munk, interviews doctoral student Sami Zabel, about her MassageNet study exploring massage therapists’ knowledge and attitudes about mental health and mental illness—and how you can participate!

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Pete Whitridge ,

This is a great resource for Massage Therapists!

I always look forward to hearing from Ruth Werner, Niki Munk, and Michael Reynolds! These podcasts help me understand MT research more. I also use this with my students in the classroom for educating them about Research Findings and issues related to creating Case Studies and Research Protocols. Thank you! P>

Allissa Haines ,

I love Research Perch

This podcast breaks down research topics into easily understandable information that is instantly applicable to my hands-on massage practice. It’s often great info to share with clients and inspiring to see how accessible research really is.

Every massage therapist and bodyworker can benefit from this podcast, and at 20 minutes or less per episode, I can easily fit into my commute or listen while cleaning my office :)

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