Hospitals, clinics, hospice centers and other institutions are
welcome to take advantage of our consulting services. Tague
Consulting experts can help you establish or grow
integrative medicine services. We focus on safety, effectiveness, and
We will help you establish excellent complementary and
integrative medicine services for your patients, families and staff.
- Policy and Procedures
- Forms Development (paper or EHR)
- Job Descriptions
- Budgeting and Service Delivery Systems
As integrative healthcare finds its way into hospitals, skilled
nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers, special needs day care
centers, and other healthcare organizations, patients and their
families all will benefit as they receive care that recognizes the
needs of the whole person.
Tague Consulting educates practitioners and serves as a resource and
initial support team for organizations building integrative
services. If you or others in your organization are interested in
developing integrative medicine services for your patients, we are
available to teach and/or consult. Disciplines we currently support
- Massage Therapy
- Guided Imagery
- Expressive Arts
Coming soon: Acupuncture, Yoga, and Music Therapy
What is Hospital-Based Massage Therapy?
A Hospital-Based Massage Therapy service is a specialized array of bodywork modalities that are adjusted for each patient population,
for the acute care environment and for the unique relational needs of patients, families and staff.
A quality Hospital-Based Massage Therapy program provides safe, effective, and sustainable massage and bodywork therapies for hospitalized patients and the entire hospital community.
Hospital-Based Massage Therapy is adjusted to meet the specific needs of a patient’s medical condition,
including cardiac issues, stroke/head trauma, cancer and its related
treatments, or any number of medical complexities that require hospitalization, acute rehabilitation or palliative care.
Often, patients are highly stressed and in great need of
supportive, restorative therapies that work in conjunction with
conventional medical treatments to encourage the body’s own healing
capacities. The practice of offering gentle massage therapy and bodywork
techniques to people who find themselves in a hospital, or in a
medically frail condition needing medical care, can be one of the most
fulfilling practices in the entire field of bodywork.
Why Would Hospitals Offer Massage Therapy?
Over 300 hospitals in the U.S. offer some form of massage therapy
for patients, families and/or staff. Hospital leadership teams often
recognize the effectiveness and added value of providing massage therapy and other integrative medicine services
because of research, patient surveys, and the countless anecdotal
stories of patients whose well-being has been enhanced through low-cost, non-invasive, low-tech services such as massage therapy.
Successful Hospital-Based Massage Therapy and other integrative medicine disciplines
all are based on internal commitment and appropriately trained practitioners.