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Amanda Baskwill

Amanda has worked in post-secondary education for twelve years. She is also a part-time student pursuing a PhD in Health Research Methodology from McMaster, having completed her Master of Science in the same area in 2014.

Amanda's prior education includes a Bachelor of Education in Adult Education from Brock University and an Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy from Centennial College. The combined knowledge and experience gained from these credentials has given her expertise as an educator, advocate, mentor, researcher and practitioner.

Amanda believes that massage therapy is a very rewarding profession, especially for those who are actively engaged and find ways to contribute to the profession.


Peer Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

  • Baskwill, A. (2012). Chapter 8: Pregnancy and Labour. In T. Dryden & C. Moyer (Eds.), Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice. Windsor, ON: Human Kinetics.
  • Baskwill, A. (2011). Changing the culture of clinical education in massage therapy. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, 4 (4): 33-36.
  • Finch, P. & Baskwill, A. (2011). A Qualitative Assessment of the Usefulness and Impact of a Performance Intervention Zone System. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 15: 226-230.
  • Finch, P., Baskwill, A., Marincola, F., & Becker, P. (2007). Changes in pedal pressure variability and contact time following massage therapy: a case study of a client with diabetic neuropathy. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 11(4): 295-301.
  • Dryden, T., Baskwill, A., & Preyde, M. (2005). Massage therapy for the orthopedic patient: a review. In R.J. Peteva (Ed.), A cross section of nursing research: journal articles for discussion and evaluation (3rd ed., pp. 276-81). Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.
  • Dryden, T., Baskwill, A., & Preyde, M. (2004). Massage therapy for the orthopedic patient: a review. Othopaedic Nursing, 23(5):327-32.

Research and Government Reports

  • Dryden, T. & Baskwill, A. (2007 Dec). Improving access for internationally educated massage therapists in Ontario: The development of a new assessment process and bridging program. Toronto, ON: Government of Ontario and College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
  • Dryden, T., White, M., Hodgson, P., Haraldsson, B., & Baskwill A. (2006). Establishing and maintaining an evidence-based, peer-reviewed, international electronic journal for massage therapy. Toronto, ON: Canadian Institute of Health Research.
  • Gowan-Moody, D. & Baskwill, A. (2005). Report on policy issues concerning the regulation of massage therapy in Canada. Toronto, ON: Federation of Massage Therapy Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FOMTRAC). 
  • Dryden, T., Baskwill, A., Peters, C., Westlake, K., & Boon, H. (2005). CAM therapies and practitioners: massage therapy. Available October 19, 2010 from
  • Baskwill, A. & Dryden, T. (2005). The state of the evidence: A review of the literature for the use of massage therapy during pregnancy, labour and delivery and infancy. Toronto, ON: Ontario Massage Therapist Association.
  • Dryden, T., Achilles, R., Baskwill, A., Finch, P., Humphreys, K., Kelner, M.J., Leverkus, G., Luke, R., Mior, S., & Taylor-Vaisey, A. (2004). Research literacy for complementary and alternative health care practitioners: an online course. Ottawa, ON: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Office of Learning Technologies in the Workplace.

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