The Canadian Massage Therapy Alliance membership recognizes that a strong health care system is guided by evidence‐informed decision‐making. Research evidence is essential to advance the knowledge related to massage therapy as a healthcare service in every community.

CMTA supports and promotes the development of effective and well‐resourced research capacity both within and outside the profession. The Alliance works to advance a collaborative research agenda, empower alliance member involvement in research, disseminate research knowledge and conduct research related to professional issues in order to inform the public/private health  sector and to advance social policy.