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

Instructor: Tracy Walton

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

Leaders from 5 successful hospital-based massage therapy programs reach out to share stories and words of advice in this 6-part course series. Representing more than 75 years of hospital-based massage history, they offer tips for effective, sustainable massage programs in inpatient and outpatient settings. They'll describe growing massage programs in oncology, orthopedics, palliative care, pediatrics, mother-baby care, ICU, and many other hospital settings.

Tracy Walton, massage therapy educator and author, interviews each speaker about the nuts-and-bolts of hospital massage programs, including startup, staffing, and funding. Hear their honest assessments of challenges, mistakes, and lessons learned along the way, so you can head off problems without reinventing the wheel.

In this course series, caring hospital-based massage experts will:
• Answer your questions and provide guidance for your career in hospital-based massage
• Share hard data that have helped move massage therapy toward the standard of care
• Tell inspiring patient stories from in-hospital massage services
• Describe strategies for communicating and collaborating with medical staff, in and out of the hospital

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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
TOTAL: 7 CE hours

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