Resources, Articles & Key Documentation
Feel free to download our documents, curricula and articles and follow useful links to external research resources.
Below you will find a list of policies and guidelines relating to how GCMT operates:
The Core Curriculum is the minimum standard required by the Massage Therapy Profession. All other Curricula assume qualification at Core Curriculum level (unless otherwise stated).
- A new Core Curriculum for Sports Massage is currently being developed and will be available here shortly.
Below you will find a list of websites where you can access and research some useful information about massage:
- Massage Therapy: The Evidence for Practice
Edited by Grant Jewell Rich
Published by Mosby
ISBN 0 7234 3217 1
The opening chapter of this book discusses the question "Evidence - based massage therapy; A contradiction in terms?"
Those who read this book will find that there is no contradiction and the book will provide them with good evidence to persuade those who remain unconvinced.
- Methodological issues in the design and conduct of massage therapy research;
- Massage for immune disorders; Massage therapy following spinal cord injury;
- Massage for the elderly;
- Massage and the work place.
The book provides a good overview of recent research and is a useful starting point for anyone interested in wanting to do any research themselves.
- Making Sense of Research
A Guide to Research Literacy for Complementary Practitioners
By Martha Brown Menard
Curties-Overzet Publications, Toronto, Canada.
ISBN 0 9685256 3 6
The book begins with an overview of the scientific method and descriptions of various study designs and critical evaluations of several intervention studies.
There are chapters on both quantitative and qualitative research and the pros and cons of each are discussed. Menard clearly describes why each research concept that she describes is important to the massage therapist.
This section contains a listing of education related articles.
Please submit articles to GCMT Administration. Publication is at GCMT discretion.
- Athletics and Sports Massage by Susan Findlay
- Being the Best by Jane Johnson
- Detecting Skin Cancer - How to Spot the Changes Early
- Fifty Ways to CPD by Jane Johnson
- Focus on Healing Hands by Sam Lewis
- Marathon Runners - A Soft Tissue Therapists Approach by Susan Findlay
- Snowboarding by Susan Findlay
- Subscapular Work, Getting it Right by Jane Johnson
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