Thoughts on Palliative Care

Thoughts on Palliative Care

I spent a few years volunteering for a local hospice organization, to do massage with their terminally ill patients. I know the patients benefited from the touch they received, but many of those sessions transformed my life as well. There is nothing like the presence...
A New Online Tool for Treatment Planning

A New Online Tool for Treatment Planning

I recently sat down with author (and good friend), Julie Goodwin, to find out about her newest project, TxPlanner.org: Mobile Pathology for Bodyworkers. What I thought was a simple app idea turned out to be much more. Background When Julie started this project, it was...
5 Common Questions About Cancer and Oncology Massage Therapy

5 Common Questions About Cancer and Oncology Massage Therapy

Progress is being made daily in the areas of cancer and massage therapy research. We have enough research evidence now that points to massage as a significant benefit for people living with cancer. But there are still myths, questions, and mysteries surrounding...
PTSD Awareness Month: Exploring Options for Massage Therapy

PTSD Awareness Month: Exploring Options for Massage Therapy

June is PTSD Awareness Month, and June 27th is National PTSD Awareness Day. Greater public awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and treatment options helps remove barriers of social stigma, which keep people from seeking treatment. PTSD is a complex...