• We improve the quality of life

    Healwell recognizes each patient as a whole being as it extends the range of healing and care available to patients with serious and life-limiting conditions.  We use massage therapy to go beyond addressing symptoms.  We reduce anxiety, restore a person’s sense of connection, and improve the overall experience of disease and treatment.

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Service

Healwell improves the quality of life by providing massage therapy to pediatric and adult oncology patients, pediatric bone marrow transplant patients and others affected by serious and life-limiting conditions at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA and at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC in direct partnership with the hospitals’ medical teams.

Healwell provides over 500 hours of service at Children’s National Medical Center and Virginia Hospital Center annually.

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Education

Stewardship Program

Healwell trains 10-20 therapists each year through its Hospital Massage Therapy Stewardship Program, an intensive 9-day continuing education course in hospital-based practice, including 6 days of hands-on clinical practice working with patients on three discrete units at Virginia Hospital Center.

Healwell Presents

Healwell invites presenters from all aspects of healthcare to share their experiences in the form of workshops, lectures and continuing education courses for massage therapists and other caregivers.  Sessions are open to professional practitioners as well as the general public

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Research

Healwell works in partnership with area hospitals to demonstrate the ability of hands-on integrative therapies to measurably improve outcomes for patients through clinically sound, replicable methods.  We are measuring the effect of massage therapy on the pediatric and adult experience of cancer treatment as well as that of hospitalization for a variety of other serious and life-limiting diseases.

Contact us today to learn how you can support us in realizing a world in which the practice of massage therapy is evidence-informed and accessible to everyone! 

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