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The 3 CE hour Research Education home study course will introduce you to research in the massage therapy field. It will cover the definition of research, history or research, and the research process. The course discusses and compares and contrasts different types of research, such as qualitative and quantitative. This course will also explain why research is so important in the massage therapy field and what current research says about massage therapy. This course meets the NCBTMB's 3 CE hour research requirement.
This course will present information on:
The definition of research
How the research process works
Different types of research
What current science says about the effectiveness of massage
15 current massage research studies that have been performed
Links to resources and websites to locate further research studies
To order this course along with our Ethics Refresher course to fulfill your NCBTMB requirement, click here. The ethics and research package is discounted so you save $20.
You Will Receive: Research Education text, by Corrine Mollet Rubida, BS, LMT, guide with instructions, exam of 28 questions, course evaluation, certificate of achievement upon completion, and unlimited phone support for any of your questions.
Please check our Approvals page before purchasing to be sure this course is accepted by your state board. All courses are accepted by the NCBTMB, AMTA, and ABMP.
The Center for Massage Therapy Continuing Education, LLC is an Approved Provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB); Approved Provider number 409296-00.
Our continuing education courses are also accepted by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and most state boards.
For more information on individual state requirements and approvals, please visit our Approvals page and click on your state.
One of the best classes I have taken so far. So informative and "eye-opening". Very inspirational. I will pursue a different clientele after taking this class. - M. Runyon
I enjoyed the variety of different cases of study pertaining to what massage has done for several different people. It was informative and gave me more knowledge on studies out there. - Morgan Luecht
Very informative. Encouraging to see an increase in evidence based practice for MT's. - Jessica Follman
Very good information. It's nice to finally have research to support the case. - S James, LMP
The research articles included as examples were very relevant and interesting. - Alicia Miller, LMT
I like that I can do at home with busy schedule this works great.- Mary Batt, LMT
Seeing the proof that massage works is a great thing! - Terri Bowman, LMT
It was presented in a methodical way which was easy to follow and re-visit parts to clarify details. - C. Parham, LMT
Like - The ease of signing in, printing out the information, having the exam to study as open book, and the ease of taking the test online. Highly recommend this site! - Darleen H., LMT
All of the following are reasons why the study of research in massage is necessary EXCEPT:
A. It allows massage therapists to learn about the effects of massage therapy and practice evidence based massage
B. It documents that what massage therapists do truly makes a difference in the health of clients/patients
C. It decreases the credibility of the profession and reduces respect for what qualified massage therapists offer
D. It helps massage therapists and body workers to choose the best treatment methods for their clients
Through research, massage therapy and bodywork treatment has been shown to:
A. Increase circulation and immune function
B. Reduce anxiety and edema
C. Reduce blood pressure and heart rate
D. All of the above
In research study 8, “Five-week outcomes from a dosing trial of therapeutic massage for chronic neck pain”, which of the following “doses” of massage was most effective?
A. Multiple 15 minute massage treatments per week
B. Multiple 30 minute massage treatments per week
C. Multiple 45 minute massage treatments per week
D. Multiple 60 minute massage treatments per week