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: