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Hospital-based Massage Therapy

Learn More About Hospital Based Massage Therapy

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 Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, RI.

Program Details

All required application documentation must be returned to:

CCRI, Center for Workforce and Community Education
Attn: Stephanie Correira
1762 Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865

OR by fax 401-333-7237

If you have any questions regarding the course or the application process please call Stephanie Correira at 401-333-7282.

You must complete the extensive application process by January 22, 2018.

$595, plus $25 non-refundable application fee

Roger Williams Medical Center
825 Chalkstone Ave.
Providence, RI

Directions to Roger Williams Medical Center
Information about the Cancer Center at Roger Williams

10a.m. to 2p.m. on:
Wednesdays from March 14 to May 16, 2018
Thursdays from March 15 to May 17, 2018

St. Anne's Hospital
795 Middle St.
Fall River, MA, 02721

8a.m. to Noon on:
Tuesdays from March 13 to May 15, 2018 

Learn how to apply.

 We also offer Hospital-based Massage Therapy Training II.

Contact Information

This page developed and maintained by CWCE. Send comments and suggestions to jnash@ccri.edu .

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Last Updated: 9/8/17