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March 21, 2011

Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge – Past and Present

PRESS RELEASE – A new article highlighting the evolution of the Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge (MTBOK) project was released today on the website.

"Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge – Past and Present" highlights the history of the effort, provides a brief overview of the document, and clarifies several themes that have emerged since the release of the first version in May 2010.

With the document now in an evaluation phase, the article also calls for the profession to continue to review and submit comments. As a living document it will develop and evolve over time in response to the needs of the profession. All suggestions and edits are being collected for future revisions through the website.

A new video of the MTBOK presentation delivered at the Massage Therapy Foundation's Highlighting Massage Therapy CIM Research conference is also available to view on the website. The 40 minute video features the MTBOK project manager and several of the Task Force members sharing details of the history of the project and the process for creating the inaugural document.

To read the article, click here.

To download the document, click here.

To view the video from the Highlighting Conference, click here.

Comments should be sent to

The MTBOK project grew out of a mutli-organizational process with five stakeholder organizations joining together to become Stewards of the initiative. The Stewards remain active in supporting the process for the collection of comments resulting from the inaugural document.

SOURCE: American Massage Therapy Association


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