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.

Oncology Massage 2.png

Heart Touch Method Training

  • September 4-5, 2021

  • November 13-14, 2021

Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 6:00 pm

Normally $400, $200 scholarship available

 

REGISTER HERE for the Heart Touch Method Training

Oncology Training (1).png

Fundamentals of Oncology Massage

  • November 19-21

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

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

September 3, 2021.  

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.

Pain and Palliative Massage.png

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

Pain and Palliative Massage.png

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

mindbody.jpg

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

  • DATES TBA

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

NICUHandMassage.png

Heart Touch for Pediatric Patients*

  • October 9-10, 2021

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.

Essential Oils to Support Health Care

  • DATES TBA

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

Essential Oils Pic.png

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