Why Massage Therapy Needs Modern Psychology

On September 16, 2015, I gave an invited talk, entitled Why Massage Therapy Needs Modern Psychology, at the Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy in Denver, CO.

I had a great time.  Thank you to Jill Berkana, Jade Nelson, the Berkana faculty, and the students for being such gracious hosts.

I include an ‘index’ beneath the embedded video for viewers who wish to access a specific section.

0:00 to 9:45……………Moyer’s background leading to massage therapy research
9:45 to 11:55………….The current situation in massage therapy
11:55 to 24:32………..What is modern psychology?
24:32 to 25:52………..Six reasons massage therapy needs modern psychology
25:52 to 46:52………..#1 Increase our understanding of treatment
46:52 to 51:38………..#2 Strengthen critical thinking skills
51:38 to 58:20………..#3 Promote interprofessionalism
58:20 to 1:02:05……..#4 Connect with the most relevant research
1:02:05 to 1:15:54…..#5 Optimize self-care and career longevity
1:15:54 to 1:39:25…..#6 Develop ‘Affective Massage Therapy’
1:39:25 to 1:41:44…..Closing remarks
1:41:44 to 1:52:58…..Questions

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