Course Description

The practice of massage therapy can feel isolated, especially in uncertain times where we have to reconsider almost everything about how we practice. As we grow and encounter a greater variety of clients in our practice, we often encounter scenarios where we need the listening ears and lived experience of a variety of therapists to decide on the best client care. 

Mental health professionals use regular, structured group meetings, called Supervision, to examine their own work and their identity as professionals. Using this model, we can also grow in the profession, identify our strengths, and build our personal and professional lives around those strengths. 

With a structured group for support and accountability, massage therapists in this peer group will renew their knowledge and commitment to the profession, and thus improve the quality of care they deliver and gain inspiration for the future.

Dates & Times

The Peer Supervision Group will meet in person via Zoom on the second Tuesday of every month, from 6:30 - 7:30pm, Eastern time.  In addition to the group meetings, each participant will have the opportunity to schedule two individual meeting with the facilitator over the course of the year. These one-on-one meetings will be scheduled at your convenience.  

Regular Meeting Dates (all meeting will be at 6:30pm Eastern time):

November 9, 2021

December 14, 2021

January 11, 2022

February 8, 2022

March 8, 2022

April 12, 2022

May 10, 2022

June 14, 2022

July 12, 2022

August 9, 2022

September 13, 2022

October 11, 2022

Watch Intro Video


Watch Intro Video


Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Course Description

    • About the facilitator

    • Dates and Times

  • 2

    Meeting Link

    • Zoom Link for Meetings

  • 3

    November 2020

    • Exploring the Need to Educate Health Practitioners on How to be Self-Compassionate and Mindful

    • Test How Self Compassionate You Are


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.

Healwell’s programs are funded in part by generous people like you. Donate today and choose love, compassion, and evidence-based care that acknowledges that humans are important.