Climbing the Research Pyramid
There are many aspects to massage research. It's surprisingly easy for you as a massage therapist to get involved in building the base of the research pyramid. Join our dynamic presenter Ruth Werner as she takes you on a climb up the research pyramid that represents massage therapy research, from the anecdotes and case reports that form our base, to the systematic reviews at our peak.
Ruth Werner is an award-winning educator, long-time writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who live with health challenges. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology was first published in 1998, and is now in its 7th edition, published by Books of Discovery. Ruth is a columnist for Massage and Bodywork magazine and Massage New Zealand. She serves on several national and international volunteer committees, and she teaches continuing education workshops in research, ethics, and pathology all over the world.