The Pillars of the IJTMB—a Focus on Research

  • Amanda Baskwill Loyalist College
Keywords: Massage therapy, Methodologies, Methods, Ethics, Knowledge Translation


The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (IJTMB) serves as a dedicated platform for advancing the therapeutic massage and bodywork profession through research, practice, and education. In this article, the focus is on the critical aspect of research, exploring various methodologies and methods to unveil the complexities within therapeutic massage and bodywork research. The IJTMB emphasizes the importance of diversifying research types, considering carefully the methods used, and placing all decisions for research study design and methods within relevant ethical considerations. The necessity of knowledge translation, pushing researchers to disseminate their findings widely, and bridging the gap between research and practice for the betterment of the profession and the broader community are emphasized. The IJTMB remains committed to inspiring and facilitating this vibrant exchange of knowledge within the TMB community, thereby advancing the field.

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Baskwill, A. (2024). The Pillars of the IJTMB—a Focus on Research. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork Research Education &Amp; Practice, 17(1), 1–3.