Hospital-Based Massage Therapy: Successes, Challenges, and Sound Advice » Hospital-Based Massage Therapy at California Pacific Medical Center

Instructor: Tracy Walton

Hospital-Based Massage Therapy at California Pacific Medical Center

Imagine a massage therapist, holistic nurse, and chaplain all gathered in the room of a patient who is about to be discharged after a hip replacement. Carolyn Tague, LMT, describes this integrative "circle of care" that prepares the patient with imagery, massage, shared intention, and encouragement for facing the stairway up to her home. This co-visit model was developed at the award-winning Institute for Health and Healing, based at the California Pacific Medical Center, where massage has been offered since 1987.

Some things you will learn in this course:

• Benefits of a team approach in integrative medicine: improved patient outcomes and staff cohesiveness
• How massage therapists can learn to broaden the base of support for hospital-based massage
• The "80%/20% rule for hospital massage success," and how to prepare the 20%
• How a combination of philanthropy, service revenue, and tuition from educational programs can fund hospital- based massage

Carolyn Tague, MA, CMT, is the Massage Therapy Supervisor and Clinical Faculty at the Institute for Health and Healing at California Pacific Medical Center, Sutter Health, in San Francisco. She also serves on the Hospital-Based Massage Therapy Task Force, a working group of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC), and provides consulting on hospital-based massage. 

Series: Hospital-Based Massage Therapy: Successes, Challenges, and Sound Advice


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Continuing Education Hours
Hospital-Based Massage Therapy at Boston Medical Center: 1.5
Hospital-Based Massage Therapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center: 1
Hospital-Based Massage Therapy at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center: 1
Hospital-Based Massage Therapy at Beaumont Health System: 1
Hospital-Based Massage Therapy at California Pacific Medical Center: 1
What Makes Hospital-Based Massage Work? A Panel Discussion: 1.5
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TOTAL: 7 CE hours

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