COVID-19 and Massage Therapy Education Impact and Future Implications

Keywords: massage therapy education, education, distance education, Covid-19, faculty, technology, curriculum


Massage therapy education processes, practices, and research are rarely de-scribed in the scientific literature, and the Covid-19 pandemic may have caused dramatic shifts in how massage therapists were being educated. To date, findings of the impact of the pandemic pivot on massage therapy education have yet to be reported. This editorial explores the trends in hands-on education of other professions during the pandemic and relates these trends to massage therapy education. Currently, it is unknown how institutions supported massage therapy educators in preparation for the shift to online and hybrid learning.

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Torns-Barker, LMT, BCTMB, MEd, B., & Kennedy, LMT, BCTMB, DrPH, A. B. (2022). COVID-19 and Massage Therapy Education Impact and Future Implications. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, 15(3), 1–3.