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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.

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

July 16, 2014 (The price will increase to $695, plus a $25 application fee after this deadline.)

Saint Anne's Hospital

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

60518 PSEM-8034-850 & PSEM-8033-850 
Tuesday, 8 am-noon, September 9, 2014-November 11, 2014

Roger Williams Medical Center

825 Chalkstone Ave.
Providence, R.I.
Directions to Roger Williams Medical Center

60519 PSEM-8034-851 & PSEM-8033-850 
Wednesday, 10 am-2 pm, September 10, 2014-November 12, 2014

60520 PSEM-8034-852 & PSEM-8033-850 
Thursday, 10 am-2 pm, September 11, 2014-November 13, 2014

60521 PSEM-8034-853 & PSEM-8033-850 - cancelled
Sunday, 10 am-2 pm, September 14, 2014-November 16, 2014

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We also offer Hospital-based Massage Therapy Training II

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