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 offer the first Pain and Palliative Specialty Program Certification in the nation. Massage therapists that complete the Pain and Palliative curriculum will become eligible for a Specialty Certificate in Pain and Palliative Care through the The Heart Touch Project Specialty Exam. With this credential, therapists are empowered to provide these critical massage 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

  • March 12-13, 2022

  • May 14-15, 2022

  • August 13-14, 2022

  • October 22-23, 2022

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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ONLINE

The Essentials of Pain & Palliative Care Massage Therapy

  • Register Anytime

Course Fee $160, $140 for Earlybird (register by August 16th)

 

REGISTER HERE for the EPPC Online Training

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ONLINE

Applications of Pain Science in Massage Therapy

  • Register Anytime

Course Fee $160, $140 for Earlybird (register by August 16th)

 

REGISTER HERE for the APS Online Training

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Heart Touch for Pediatric Patients*

  • June 4 - 5, 2022

  • November 5 - 6, 2022

Saturday and Sunday 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.

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

  • June 25 - 26, 2022

  • September 24 - 25, 2022

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

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