association of massage therapists

Classified research database

The massage therapy research cited in AMT’s database has been classified according to the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) evidence hierarchy. It includes a brief summary of the current state of the evidence for massage therapy in connection with a range of presenting conditions and populations.

AMT publishes an update of the database annually, usually in January.

Where specific articles cited are available as full free text, a hyperlink directly to the material on the web has been included.

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AMT Classified Research January 2016

AMT Classified Research January 2015

AMT Classified Research January 2014

AMT Classified Research January 2013