The board of trustees for the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF), has announced Douglas Nelson, LMT, BCTMB, CNMT, as its president-elect. Nelson, who began his career in massage therapy several decades ago, founded his own teaching institute, NMT MidWest. (Champaign, IL), and currently maintains an active clinical practice.
During his year as president-elect, Nelson will serve alongside Jerrilyn Cambron, DC, Ph.D., the Massage Therapy Foundation’s outgoing president. Nelson has been an MTF trustee since 2016, and he’s also served on the Foundation’s Finance and Community Service Grant Proposal Committees. His term as president-elect will run from March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018. On March 1, 2018, Nelson will take his official seat as the president of the Massage Therapy Foundation for a two-year term.
Nelson’s interest in massage therapy mainly focuses on the role of soft tissue in performance. Nelson serves as a neuromuscular consultant to both NBA and NFL teams, in addition to a number of dance companies and high-level musicians. He also serves as the president of BodyWork Associates, a massage therapy clinic in Champaign. Says Cambron, “As the next MTF president, he will have the opportunity to blend his knowledge of the profession with the benefits of the Foundation in order to exponentially affect the field of massage therapy.”