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Massage for the Dying

The purpose of this group is to share information related to offering massage therapy for the dying.

Members: 92
Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2016

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I want to hear from MTs that are working in or for Hospitals

I have just completed my third year of employment for a major health system. I have been a Massage therapist for about 30 years (living proof it can actually be a long career). I work with hospice…Continue

Started by Hanna Eakin Dec 31, 2012.

Inititate, Activate & Engage in 2012

Initiate, Activate and Engage in the Rhythms’ and Cycles of 2012Learn to align and design your year with the elemental forces of creation!Teleseminar Class January 7 2012Live Class January 15…Continue

Started by Dolores Nov 29, 2011.

Volunteer Vs Paid 6 Replies

Hey Everyone,I'm excited to be a part of this growing group!My question comes from a perception that, more often than not, people seem to provide massage on a volunteer basis for hospice programs.…Continue

Tags: Volunteerism, Aspects, Business

Started by Kate King, MA, LMT. Last reply by Hanna Eakin Sep 19, 2011.

Massage & Medicine Convention - CEs available

Texas Association of Massage Therapists invites you to....-Massage & Medicine -Finally the countdown is here. Want to register for the TAMT convention being held at the Norris Conference Center…Continue

Tags: CranioSacral, Therapy, Touch, Compassionate, Medicine

Started by Shelli Davis-Redford Sep 11, 2011.

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Comment by Steve Gordon on February 4, 2015 at 6:31am

I'm new to this forum, and I hope this reaches a broad audience of ABMP members. I wanted to post information about a workshop coming up in April. It's a 14-CEU workshop in Hanover, NH, called “Cancer, Trauma, Presence, Touch,” scheduled for Friday-Sunday, April 10-12. It will take place at The Center for Integrative Health in Hanover (hometown of Dartmouth College).

I will be leading the workshop with Erica Zinter, a psychotherapist who specializes in treating people with trauma histories.

This program will be a wide-ranging exploration of the nature of trauma, including emerging neuroscience regarding trauma and relationship; of how cancer and other life-threatening illness can be seen from the perspective of trauma; of the nature and practice of compassionate presence; and of the ways in which touch can make presence even more powerful. The program includes a three-hour segment on ethics that satisfies half of the ethics requirement for board certification by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. (We are NCBTMB approved providers.)

I am Steve Gordon, a massage therapist at the Center for Integrative Health in Hanover and founder and executive director of The Hand to Heart Project, a nonprofit that has been providing free in-home massage since 2007 to people with advanced cancer. Erica Zinter is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and co-director of the Center for Integrative Health. She specializes in treating complex trauma and has a particular interest in the role of creativity in healing and recovery.

The workshop will run Friday evening, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning. The cost is $280. For more information or to sign up, please contact me at or (603) 477-4700.

Comment by Allison on December 13, 2013 at 12:40pm

Hospice Volunteer Opportunity

Hospice of the East Bay serves terminally ill patients and their families in private homes and facilities throughout Contra Costa County. Many of our patients benefit greatly from the gentle and compassionate touch of a massage therapist.

If you would be interested in volunteering a few hours a month to provide comfort to our patients, please contact the Volunteer Department at Hospice of the East Bay at (925) 887-5678. You can make a big difference in someone's life!

Massage Therapist Certification (CMT) required. Thank you!

Comment by Katharine Koeppen on September 14, 2012 at 7:04pm

Aromaceuticals has posted a fall schedule of on site classes, from beginner to advanced. Learn from a nationally registered clinical aromatherapist and recognized expert in the field. Please visit the website for class dates, detailed descriptions and more. Earlybird discounts for Beyond Basics: Advanced Aromatherapy if registered by September 25, and Aromatherapy for the Emotions & Spirit if registered by October 1. The latter class is highly recommended for hospice and palliative care workers.

Comment by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB on March 7, 2012 at 11:20pm

My 101 year old friend in Cape Cod transitioned on Monday at 9:30. Thank you to everyone in this group who has offered support - directly and indirectly. There is strength in group energy. I am grateful for your presence. 

Comment by Dolores on November 29, 2011 at 7:33pm



I provide many services for my patients, Reiki, Lymphatic Therapy, Aromatherapy, Massage. I am also a state and national proivder. I would be happy to help anyone

Comment by Robert Thomas Parker on November 26, 2011 at 9:50am

Welcome Cathy,

I'd like to share my work with you since your post so clearly indicates

it would be for you.  Please check to see if

you would like to learn. Everything is free.   Wishing you joy and fulfillment,

Bob Parker

Comment by Cathy Nelson on November 25, 2011 at 10:35am

I am a Hospice volunteer and a Nursing Home volunteer.  I figure volunteering will give me the experience and training I need in the environment.  I decided to start looking into a type of internship or shadow a MT in the environment.  I am certified and licensed.  I want more of "hands on" experience.  This is my life's purpose.  I enjoy my volunteer work. 

Comment by Kelly Sanders, LMT on July 3, 2011 at 2:15pm
I would like to encourage one and all to join  this group is an advocacy group for the MTs.  I provide massage to senior citizen members at the Springfield Robertson County Senior Citizens Life Center.  The were recently awarded a grant by the Greater Nashville regional council on aging and disability to promote health and wellness, I was offered to promote it  through massage.  The response has been overwhelming, so much so that after the wmf this month i'm going to open the Therapeutic massage center there.
Comment by Beulah on July 3, 2011 at 1:09pm
I work on a oncology unit and have been for many years , I am also a CMT the hospital I work for still does not have MT's on site but word gets around that the caregiver at the hospital is a MT and I more often than not get calls from , the oncologist , primary physician , hospice or family members to do home massage, I love it and I also learn something new from every family member friend and of course the  patient themselves . I get to know the patients in two environments which I feel very privileged to do so . Every course , book or info of any kind I can find to enhance my sessions I take .
Comment by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB on May 19, 2011 at 9:42am

I attended an incredible forum on Death and Dying yesterday at the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin. It deepened my understanding about the process of death and dying and it also enhanced my knowledge regarding comforting the friends and family members of those who have passed. If you'd like to learn about the educational opportunities offered at AOMA, visit their website:



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