MT Research Journal Club ep 1: Done

Earlier today I, along with some top-flight participants, completed the first episode of the online Massage Therapy Research Journal Club. This was our first ‘real’ episode but it was also a test of the idea, format, and technology. It felt like a success.  There were a couple of small technical issues to overcome, and other than that I think it went very well.

You can view it here.

I want to thank Marla Cohen, Meg Donnelly, Deetria Egeli, Beth Ivy, Mark Olson, Kim Stumpf, and Julie Wolff for volunteering, taking a chance, and helping me pilot this project with their terrific involvement. Thank  you so much.

I also want to thank Allissa Haines, Alice Sanvito, and Ravensara Travillian for helping me refine the idea and test the format. You are great friends.

I think the project is off to a good start, and it seems to have generated some real interest from folks who are interested in the science of massage therapy.  I look forward to refining and improving the format.


P.S. Deetria Egeli mentioned a couple of papers from the field of occupational therapy that informed her perspective on the psychological dimensions of the therapist-recipient dynamic. She made the references available to us in some email correspondence just after the episode was completed. Here they are:

Fearing, V. (c2000). Environments that enable therapist and client occupation. In V. Fearing, & J. Clark (Eds.), Individuals in context: A practical guide to client-centered practice (pp. 15-24). Thorofare, NJ: Slack.
Frank, A. W. (1998). Just listening: Narrative and deep illness. Families, Systems & Health, 16(3), 197-212. doi:10.1037/h0089849 This is available via google scholar Direct link: