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Pediatric Massage in the Clinical Setting is a unique hybrid of lecture and hands-on application of skills.  


We will spend 2 days introducing and reviewing the essential considerations of working with the pediatric population to prepare for the last 2 days of the course which will find us bringing those skills to actual patients in the hospital setting who are living, and dying, with the very diseases and conditions we’ll learn about in the first 2 days.

About the Instructors


Lauren Cates and Lucille Eddy have been working as massage therapists in the hospital setting since 2005.  As the directors of Healwell’s hospital-based education and service programs they have spent thousands of hours providing continuing education and hands-on therapies with both pediatric and adult populations. They bring experience working with pediatric palliative care patients ranging from primary chromosomal abnormalities to advanced and complicated diseases like Tay-Sachs, sickle cell anemia and cancer.  There is no patient that is too frail to be touched by a person with the right training…and Lucille and Lauren will provide you with that training when you participate in this course.


Lauren Muser Cates, CMT, NCBTMB, S4OM is a graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute and a founding director and immediate past president of the Society for Oncology Massage. She served, from 2005-2009, as the Clinical Supervisor for Hospital/Oncology Massage at The Teal Center at Virginia Hospital Center. Lauren left The Teal Center in the fall of 2009 to focus her energies on Healwell, oncology massage/end of life education and the work of the Society for Oncology Massage.


Lucille Eddy, CMT, NCBTMB, S4OM, is a graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute and a founding member of the Society for Oncology Massage. She retired as a Senior Chief in the U.S. Navy and has served as the Clinical Supervisor for Hospital/Oncology Massage at The Teal Center at Virginia Hospital Center since the fall of 2009. Lucille, who is also Healwell's Deputy Program Director, brings years of clinical and teaching experience the classroom and patient suite.

Pediatric Massage in the Clinical Setting

Class details


Please note, because this class is conducted within a pediatric inpatient setting there is extensive health and background screening required by the hospital.


To be able to comply with all screening requirements your registration should be in process two months prior to start of class.


In addition to receiving hospital background clearance, all class participants will need to provide documented proof of two TB negative tests completed within last 12 months, at least one of which has to be done at the the host hospital.


Class days, times and location: Thursday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm. Miller Children's Hospital at Long Beach Memorial, Long Beach, CA.


Prerequisites: This course is offered to licensed/registered massage therapists and estheticians who have completed an S4OM or ISOE approved oncology foundation workshop, and for licensed/registered CNA, HHA, RN, and MD, or by special permission of instructor.


Class fee: The standard tuition for the course is $580.00. Early enrollment tuition is $525 if paid in full one month before start of class.


A deposit of $300.00 is required at the time of registration and will hold your spot until the total amount is due three (3) weeks prior to the first day of class. $100.00 is non-refundable.  


Please visit Edu Policies for information about payment processing and cancellation policies.

Deposit $300 PIOM early enrollment $525


PIOM standard enrollment $580 PIOM early balance $225 PIOM standard balance $280

Presented by Healwell

28 CE



Until Further Notice


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Pediatric inpatient massage training program, Healwell and Greet The Day October 2014

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