Hospital Based Massage Therapy
Hospital-based massage programs are on the rise as care providers seek non-pharmacological modalities for pain and stress relief. Learn more about how these programs work by exploring the resources below.
*NEW* Free MTF Webinar
Learn more about Hospital-Based Massage! Join hosts MTF President, Robin Anderson, MEd, LMT and Robin Miccio, MS, LMT, Integrative Health Program Manager at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and additional guests from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio, and Blessings Hospital, Illinois, as they discuss the integration of massage therapy services in a healthcare setting.
- Took place December 8, 2021
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Research Perch Podcast: Massage Therapy Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Two-part Research Perch podcast interview with two guests from the Massage Therapy Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) in Columbus, Ohio: Corrie Frey and Deborah Zerkle. Research Perch: Massage Therapy Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Part One, will discuss an overview of how the massage therapy program at NCH got started and the services they provide. In Part Two, learn the details of how a hospital-based massage therapy program works.
Watch the following short video for a sneak peek:
Research Perch Podcast: Massage Therapy Program at Blessing Hospital
Learn more about hospital-based massage therapy by tuning in to MTF’s two-part Research Perch podcast interview with guests Laura Bliven-Leapley, RN, MSN, NE-BC, RN-BC, BS, and Karen Kerns, M.S., CCC-SLP, MBA, and Cynthia Spake, B.S.Ed., LMT, from the Massage Therapy Program at Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Illinois.
In Part One, learn about the reasons for and inspiration behind the massage therapy program at Blessing Hospital and how it works. In Part Two, learn the details of how Blessing’s MT Program works, how it has affected patients patient care, and what it is like to be a massage therapist in this setting.
Infographic: 5 Reasons to Consider a Career in Hospital-Based Massage
Poster: Competencies for Hospital-Based Massage Therapy
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Articles Related to this Topic:
Development of a Hospital-based Massage Therapy Course at an Academic Medical Center, from the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (ijtmb.org)
The Effects of Massage Therapy on Pain Management in the Acute Care Setting, from the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (ijtmb.org)
Inpatient Hospital-based Massage Therapy, article from the American Massage Therapy Association (amtamassage.org)
New Joint Commission Advisory on Non-pharmacologic and Non-opioid Solutions for Pain Management, from the Joint Commission (www.jointcommission.org) 08/28/2018
Pain Management – Leadership Responsibilities for Providing Nonpharmacologic Modalities for Managing Pain – LD.04.03.13 EP 2, from the Joint Commission (www.jointcommission.org) 07/26/2019