Education & Training

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

– John Dewey

It is also the backbone of Healwell’s mission and programming. We can only do what we do when there is a vibrant, strong community of properly trained massage therapists and an engaged public to do the work we set out to do. We provide education, in the form of training and lectures, about the value of massage therapy for people living with acute, chronic, and terminal illness to health professionals, the community, and integrative therapy practitioners.

Massage Therapy Education Training in the hospitalThe Hospital Massage Therapy Stewardship Program is the foundation of our education program. It is perfect for practicing massage therapists to learn to work directly with patients in the hospital setting.  We provide our students with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully integrate massage therapy into a healthcare environment.

Along with the Stewardship Program, Healwell provides basic and advanced education in oncology massage and other aspects of clinical practice through courses designed to serve practitioners at all levels in a variety of settings.  Our instructors all actively work in oncology and clinical massage, creating and delivering courses that prepare therapists to support a broad range of medically complex clients and patients.

In addition to hands-on courses, Healwell offers opportunities to learn from experts in the field through lectures.  Presenters from all aspects of healthcare share their experiences on topics such as compassion fatigue, HIPAA, and working with people at end of life.

Do you have an idea for a presentation we could offer?  Would you like us to bring Healwell’s courses and lectures to your town? Are you a presenter who would like to partner with Healwell?  Let’s make it happen!  Send an email to and let’s start the conversation.

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