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Sports Events

Students from CCRI's Therapeutic Massage Program will participate in many local sporting events during summer 2017.

Date Event
April 17 2017 Boston Marathon
June 3, 2017 Special Olympics
July 22, 2017 Fat Clam Triathlon
July 18-19 VA Adaptive Sport Clinic
July 29, 2017 Save the Bay
August 5, 2017 Pan Mass Challenge
September 16. 2017 Operation Stand-Down
October 8, 2017 Newport Marathon

Programs Thru The Center for Workforce and Community Education, Starting Fall 2017!

Courses Open to Licensed Massage Therapists

Special Topics:

  • Hospital-based Oncology Massage for the Massage Therapist (Starts September 12, 2017)
Credits can be applied toward Board Certification (CE’s).

Visit CCRI’s and Rehabilitative Health Departments website for more details

Learn more about the options for the Therapeutic Massage Program:

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Fall 2017

Click the link below to schedule a convenient time to get info and queries answered about the program at either the Knight or Newport Campus.

*Information Session and Open House*
Therapeutic Massage Program

The Therapeutic Massage Program at CCRI will be hosting an Information Session and Open House TBA, at the Warwick Campus. Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm in room 1134 (behind the cafeteria)

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We visited CODAC East Bay at the invitation of Laura Levine, the clinics Program Director. CODAC East Bay supports a more integrative model of addiction treatment, offering counseling, acupuncture detox, and tobacco treatment, as well as more traditional, medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. Rhode Island is one of the states hardest hit by the opioid crisis, and we feel it is essential that massage therapists step up to help address it. Indeed, Governor Raimondo's Overdose Prevention and intervention Task Force Action Plan calls for the promotion of non-opioid therapies such as therapeutic massage to reduce the risk of opioid dependence. It is unsuccessful drug therapy for chronic pain management which can lead people to fall into opioid addiction in the first place. Thus, addressing that chronic pain through massage therapy can provide a crucial intervention in a person's recovery from opioid addiction. We would like to see massage therapy become a regular, reimbursed health service for people suffering from chronic pain as well as addiction.

The patients and staff at CODAC were thrilled to have us. In the short time we were there, we worked on a number of people suffering from chronic pain and stress. it was gratifying to see all the smiles and relief, and my students did a great job. Effort led by CCRI massage faculty member Deb Luhrs and Laura Levine are underway to establish regular massage services at CODAC. 

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Last Updated: 9/15/17