Video Course: Introduction to Hospital-Based Massage Therapy

Cal Cates, Kerry Jordan

Join Healwell’s Cal Cates and Kerry Jordan to learn about a massage therapist’s role in hospital-based massage therapy, including working with other health-care professionals, medical charting, appropriate levels of pressure, and body mechanics around a hospital bed. The course includes a demonstration of hands-on techniques for the shoulder, face, and hand, as well as video of how to safely and effectively maneuver in a hospital room. This in-depth introduction will help you determine if you’re interested in additional training in this unique and rewarding modality.

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Cal Cates

Cal is the executive director of Healwell and has been teaching and developing curriculum for massage therapy courses focused on hospital-based practice, oncology massage and end of life care since 2007. Their experience in clinical practice in hospitals around the US has informed their teaching style greatly. Cal is clear that massage therapy is healthcare and feels a personal commitment to inviting students to consider themselves as integral to a whole person healing process. Cal’s favorite thing about teaching healthcare providers is the ability to blend nerdiness and authenticity to create opportunities to be more effective, more human, and more flexible. Learn more at

Kerry Jordan

Kerry is the operations director and an essential part of the curriculum development team for Healwell. She brings 20 years of experience as an instructor and has an extensive background in teaching pathology and physiology and adapting massage therapy for special populations.  Before training as a massage therapist, Kerry owned and operated a successful yoga studio in Boston. She has been teaching yoga since 1999. Kerry is recognized by the Yoga Alliance as an RYT-500 and a continuing education provider, weaving the principles of yoga and meditation into her teaching and service work with yogis, massage therapists and healthcare providers. Learn more at

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