Approved for Continuing Education

*Please note: In order to be eligible for CE credit, you must register with your full name (as it appears on your professional license) and your license state and number.

This course is listed with the FSMTB CE Registry for 1 CEU for massage therapists.

Approved by NCBTMB for 1 CEU for massage therapists.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • About the instructors

    • An important request

    • Introduction

    • Guidelines: A Definition/Disclaimer

  • 2

    Cleanliness, Disinfection, and Disease Prevention

    • Cleanliness, Disinfection, and Disease Prevention

  • 3

    Practitioner Health & Safety

    • Practitioner PPE

    • Self-Monitoring

  • 4

    Policies and Procedures

    • New Policies

    • Informed Consent

    • More New Policies

    • Policy Enforcement

    • Closing Policy?

    • Waivers

  • 5

    Clients Gone Wild!

    • Clients Gone Wild

    • Masked marauders

    • Clients Unmasked!

    • Is it hot in here or is it just you?

    • So what do you do?

  • 6

    COVID-19 and Blood Clots

    • COVID-19 and Blood Clots

  • 7

    Communication & Culture Change

    • CHANGE is not a four-letter word

    • Communication for Massage Therapists, Employees, and Business Owners (Part One)

    • Communication for Massage Therapists, Employees, and Business Owners (Part Two)

    • Shades of Gray... or Grey...

    • We're All Leaders

    • Very Special Thanks...

  • 8


    • FSMTB Guidelines for Practice with COVID-19 Considerations

    • Recommended Practice Guidelines for Registered Massage Therapists in British Columbia Canada during COVID-19 Pandemic (Version 18)

    • ABMP's Forms & Printouts

    • Making a homemade COVID mask? Study explains best fabric choices

    • EPA's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Page

    • CDC's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Page

    • Health Canada's List of disinfectants with evidence for use against COVID-19

    • BC Ministry of Health Hand Washing Poster

  • 9

    Final Quiz

    • Final Quiz for Back to Practice II


Instructor & Executive Director

Cal Cates

Cal 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. Their 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.

Instructor & Operations Director

Kerry Jordan

Kerry is a teacher for Healwell and is an essential part of the curriculum development team. 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 effortlessly weaves the principles of yoga and meditation into her teaching and service work with yogis, massage therapists and health care providers.

Instructor & Education Director

Rebecca Sturgeon

In addition to being a valuable member of Healwell’s faculty and curriculum development team, Rebecca is also Healwell’s Education Director. She works tirelessly to organize existing courses and to create new opportunities for Healwell to offer meaningful and robust inter-professional education for massage therapists and other health care providers. Rebecca co-authored "Oncology Massage: An integrative approach to cancer care" (Handspring, 2021.) As a former teacher of writing at the college level, Rebecca is passionate about the written word and about all forms of human communication. In her massage practice, she focuses on integrating therapeutic massage as part of overall health and wellness care. She is also an experienced mentor to new massage therapists, and facilitator of learning groups.

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