Massage, Research & Wellness:
The World's Largest, Evidence-Based, Open Source, Natural Medicine Database with 18,580 articles indexed and growing daily.
The TRI was the first center in the world devoted solely to the study of
touch and its application in science and medicine. The TRI
distinguished team of researchers, representing Duke, Harvard, Maryland,
and other universities, strive to better define touch as it promotes
health and contributes to the treatment of disease. Research efforts
that began in 1982 and continue today have shown that touch therapy has
numerous beneficial effects on health and well-being.
The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (IJTMB)
is an open access, peer-reviewed publication intended to accommodate the
diverse needs of the rapidly-expanding therapeutic massage and bodywork
community. Principal sections of the journal span the areas of
research, education, and clinical practice.
Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a
systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a
therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine
that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century.