Community College of Rhode Island

Register now

Hospital-based Massage Therapy Training

Enhance Your Massage Practice and Your Clients' Lives

This course is designed for licensed massage therapists in New England

Enhance your clinical skills by working with individuals in a hospital-based environment. Develop a better understanding of the scope of the intrinsic factors involved with this population by working directly with patients receiving chemotherapy, radiation and hospital stay following treatment or surgery for cancer.

Learn integrative massage skills with protocols specific to pressure adjustments, sites to avoid and client positioning. Aspects of physiological changes during the massage treatment will be outlined in steps so therapists can work safely and skillfully with this population. [See flyer]

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the role of the massage therapist in a clinical setting.
  • Demonstrate appropriate assessment skills when treating patients.
  • Identify various cancer treatment methods.
  • Demonstrate the skills for charting patient care notes.
  • Demonstrate appropriate gentle massage techniques of the hands, feet, back, neck and shoulders.
  • Utilize standardized scales when assessing stress and pain.
  • Identify patients appropriate for massage treatment.
  • Describe the importance of patient positioning and critical thinking as they relate to patient care.
  • Describe lymphedema protocols identified by Tracy Walton and cancer treatments by Gayle MacDonald.
  • Demonstrate skills to work collaboratively with hospital staff and peers.
  • Identify research by reviewing the most recent literature.
Earn 40 continuing education hours in a 10-week internship at Saint Anne's Hospital in Fall River, MA or Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, RI.
Dates and Registration Information

$595, plus a $25 application fee

Registration Deadline

June 15, 2015 (The price will increase to $695, plus a $25 application fee after this deadline.)

Interview & Orientation Dates

1st interviews: Tuesday, July 14, 4-6 p.m., Providence
2nd interviews: Tuesday, August 4, 4-6 p.m., Providence
Orientation: Tuesday, August 25, 4-8 p.m., Roger Williams Medical Center 

Saint Anne's Hospital

795 Middle St.
Fall River, Mass.
Directions to Saint Anne's Hospital 

60052 PSEM-8033-850 & 60053 PSEM-8034-850 
Tuesday, 8 am-noon, September 15, 2015 - November 17, 2015

Learn how to apply.

Roger Williams Medical Center

825 Chalkstone Ave.
Providence, R.I.
Directions to Roger Williams Medical Center
Information about the Cancer Center at Roger Williams

60054 PSEM-8033-851 & 60055 PSEM-8034-851 
Wednesday, 10 am-2 pm, September 16, 2015 - November 18, 2015

60056 PSEM-8033-852 & 60057 PSEM-8034-852 
Thursday, 10 am-2 pm, September 17, 2015 - November 19, 2015

Learn how to apply.

We also offer Hospital-based Massage Therapy Training II

This page developed and maintained by CWCE. Send comments and suggestions to .

Last Updated: 6/2/15