Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice


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Human Kinetics Publishers
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8.6 X 11.0 X 1.0 inches | 0.02 pounds

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About the Author

Trish Dryden, MEd, RMT, is a clinician, researcher, and educator specializing in massage education and integrative health care. She has over 30 years of experience as an educator, researcher, and clinician in massage therapy, and complementary and integrated health care. She is currently Associate Vice President of Research and Corporate Planning for Centennial College in Toronto, and Past Chair of Heads of Applied Research, encompassing all 24 colleges in Ontario, Canada. Dryden is also former chair of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (provincial government regulatory body for massage therapy) and was dean of the Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic from 1990 to 1999. Dryden is a trailblazer and a catalyst for change. Her vision and leadership continue to be instrumental in the development of evidence-based practice in massage therapy and in the creation of a culture of inquiry and integrated, client-centered health care in Canada and beyond. Her work is an extension of her lifelong commitment to fundamental issues of equity, human rights, and excellence in health care, public policy, and education.

Christopher A. Moyer, PhD, is a behavioral scientist who focuses on the study of massage therapy, including its effects on anxiety, depression, and physiological activity. He is currently assistant professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, a research section editor of the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, and on the editorial board for the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies. He was a member of the scientific advisory committee for the 2010 Highlighting Massage Therapy in Complementary and Integrative Research Conference and currently serves on UW-Stout's Optimal Health Advisory Committee. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Student Medal (doctoral level) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Education and was nominated for the American Psychological Association's 2011 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychology. Moyer was a three-time recipient of the Avery Brundage Scholarship from the University of Illinois and was named to the University of Illinois' Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students.