Welcome Massage Therapists

Recognizing the importance of training massage therapists in pain and palliative care, Heart Touch has been collaborating with Pain and Palliative health care professionals since 2015 and designed one of the most comprehensive Pain and Palliative Care programs for the Massage Therapy field.


Heart Touch is proud to partner with The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). Massage therapists that complete the Pain and Palliative curriculum will become eligible for a Specialty Certificate in Pain and Palliative Care through the NCBTMB Specialty Exam. With this nationally-recognized credential from the profession’s only certification board, therapists are empowered to provide these critical services to individuals in a hospital and hospice settings.


Why the role of the MassageTherapists in the Pain and Palliative Care field is becoming more important is the Joint Commission Report on the Opioid Crisis. The R3 (Requirement, Rationale, Reference) Report details the need for hospitals to provide non-pharmacologic strategies for pain. Massage therapy and Mind-Body practices being listed as a viable options.  This report went into effect January 2018.

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Heart Touch Method Training

  • February 8-9, 2020

  • April 11-12, 2020

  • July 11-12, 2020

  • August 3-4, 2020

  • August 22-23, 2020 (training in Hawaii)

  • October 17-18, 2020

Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 6:00 pm

Normally $400, $200 scholarship available


REGISTER HERE for the Heart Touch Method Training

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Fundamentals of Oncology Massage

  • March 6-8, 2020

  • August 5-7, 2020

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Normally $480, Earlybird rate is $390 if you register by

February 15, 2020.  

REGISTER HERE for the Oncology Massage

If you are massage therapist interested in getting hands-on experience with cancer patients, consider applying for an internship at our fully supervised Oncology Massage Clinic located at the USC Wellness Center. You must take our Oncology Massage to qualify.

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Applications of Pain Science in Massage Therapy (P&P 1)

  • May 18-19, 2020

  • September 24-25, 2020

Monday and Tuesday 9 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday and Friday 9 am to 6:00 pm

Normally $320, $240 for Earlybird (register by March 24th)


REGISTER HERE for the Pain and Palliative Massage 1 Training

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The Essentials of Pain & Palliative Care Massage Therapy (P&P 2)

  • May 20-21, 2020

  • September 26-27, 2020

Wednesday and Thursday 9 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 6:00 pm

Normally $320, $240 for Earlybird (register by May 24th)


REGISTER HERE for the Pain and Palliative Massage 2 Training


Mind-Body Connection: The Science & Practice of Heart Touch

  • March 4-5, 2020

  • August 8-9, 2020

Wednesday and Thursday 9 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 6:00 pm

Normally $320, but we offer early bird specials for $240


REGISTER HERE for the Mind-Body Connection training


Heart Touch for Pediatric Patients*

  • May 23-24, 2020

  • September 21-22, 2020

Saturday and Sunday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

Monday and Tuesday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

*Prerequisite is the Heart Touch Method

Normally $400, $200 scholarships are available


REGISTER HERE for the Massage for Pediatric Patients

If you are massage therapist interested in getting hands-on experience with pediatric patients in a hospital setting, consider Volunteering with our Children's Program located at the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. This is an intense program and requires a serious commitment. The experience is life changing.

Essential Oils to Support Health Care

  • June 27, 2020

Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Normally $160, $140 scholarships available for partnered massage school students


REGISTER HERE for the Essential Oils training

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If you have questions, please feel free to contact hannah@hearttouch.org