Carolyn Tague Consulting
Integrative Medicine Education and Consulting  

Course Descriptions

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Massage Therapy for Neurological Challenges
21 CE hours

This course will provide a strong foundation for massage therapists to work with people living with neurological challenges. We will share massage therapy best practices and protocols for people surviving traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, neurological diseases or congenital neurological conditions.

You will come away with:
* Knowledge of causes and symptoms of neurological dysfunction
* Understanding of secondary conditions that effect activities of daily living
* Ability to assess and create massage treatment plans for clients with neurological challenges
* Hands-on experience offering massage therapy to client with neurologic differences
* Resources for building a practice which welcomes clients with neurologic differences
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Hospital-Based Massage Therapy
Variable CE hours

The HBMT course is designed for working with hospitalized individuals or other acute care patients. Students will learn best practices for offering massage therapy and bodywork at the bedside. Protocols for general populations as well as an introduction to condition-specific protocols will be taught and practiced. Hospital cultures, patient safety and environment specific tasks will be important topics covered. This course includes lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice. Certification of Completion is offered to those who successfully complete the hours and exam. If you are interested in coordinating a hospital-based massage program at your hospital, please contact Carolyn Tague at

Prerequisites: State or National CMT, PT or RN license required; 1 year or more of practice recommended.

How to Create a Hospital-Based Integrative Medicine Service
3 CE hours

This course provides instructions on how to establish clinical care or hospital-based integrative medicine services. Specifics will focus on massage therapy, but the course work also applies to disciplines such as acupuncture, yoga therapy, healing music, and others. This course is designed for practitioners interested in a leadership role and for administrators or other staff who wish to bring integrative medicine services to their units or organizations.

Pediatric Massage Therapy
24 CE hours

This course will provide professional massage therapists a wonderful environment for learning safe, playful and comforting massage therapy for children with complex medical conditions. With a slight focus on childhood cancers, we will discuss conventional treatments, their possible side effects and massage therapy protocols for providing comfort and healing. An introduction to hospital based pediatric work will be offered in addition to out-patient considerations and private practice models.

Protocols and techniques that offer safe, playful and comforting bodywork will be demonstrated and practiced. Childhood physical and emotional development and family dynamics will be explored, along with strategies for healing the whole family. Students will have the opportunity to apply these new techniques with each other and in a clinical simulation setting.

Building Therapeutic Relationships
3 CE hours

In this interactive seminar, participants will engage in the conversation of “What is a therapeutic relationship and why will it help my practice?” We will look at our own individual preferences when it comes to receiving support (therapy) and a context for assessing our clients’ preferences for support. Many healthcare providers face burnout, fatigue or worse: apathy. This seminar will offer a practical, easily understood framework for practicing from a place of compassion, even in the face of deep suffering. Understanding true self-care will be our final topic with tools for creating our own care plans. All healthcare and related practitioners welcome.

Supervisor Training
6 CE hours

This course has been created for practitioners pursuing opportunities to supervise fellow practitioners of hospital-based massage therapy.  Lectures, small group discussion, and practice sessions will focus on strategies for successful development of colleagues and excellence in patient service.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level I and Level II with certification is required. Students with over 5 years of hospital-based massage therapy experience may opt for testing only, and with successful completion, may apply for the course subject to instructor approval.

Custom courses are available for spas, chiropractic clinics, wellness centers, infusion centers, assisted living facilities, adult day care centers, skilled nursing facilities and centers for children with special needs.

Student Testimonials
This was the best Oncology massage course I have ever attended! Your (Carolyn) clarity and ability to describe these complicated topics articulately and with simplicity is rare. You create a loving, supportive environment, facilitating good, full communication within the classroom. The energy within the classroom mirrors the energy we want to facilitate with treatment sessions with clients. Beautiful. Thank you.” EB 10/2013

Carolyn is well organized and presented the material in a creative, open and thorough way. It was an exceptional experience. I learned so much!” CB 10/2013

“Very complete…. I’m feeling that my technique is progressing and loving my new skills.” PG 10/2013

National Certification Board

Certification ID#: 451051-09