Massage therapists ease the pain of hospice patients — but aren't easy to find
Jun 6, 2023
CBS News - Massage therapists ease the pain of hospice patients — but aren't easy to find
Massage Therapy Improves Quality of Life for Seriously Ill Patients
May 23, 2023
New research demonstrates that patients in the palliative care setting benefit most from short, repeated doses of massage therapy in the hospital.
Podcast: The Gift of Massage for Seriously Ill Patients
May 18, 2023
Cal Cates is a guest on The Integrative Palliative Podcast with Delia Chiaramonte, MD.
ABMP Blog Highlights Healwell's Within Reach Symposium
May 15, 2023
Cal Cates and Corey Rivera were invited to write this piece about our Within Reach symposium for the ABMP blog.
Latest Study Highlighted by Physicians Weekly
May 13, 2023
The latest study Healwell published “Massage Therapy for Hospitalized Patients Receiving Palliative Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial” was highlighted in Physicians Weekly in their article "Massage Therapy for Palliative Care Patients in Hospital".
Podcast: Bringing Therapeutic Massage to Hospitals
May 10, 2023
Cal Cates on the first episode of S4OM's Collaborative Connections Podcast
Kerry Jordan | May 8, 2023
You already know that Healwell does important work... What you might not know is that all that work is made possible by generous people like you.
Have you ever gone to a funeral...
Rebecca Sturgeon | Apr 14, 2023
Have you ever gone to a funeral, and the deceased wasn't there?
Latest Study Highlighted by Clinical Pain Advisor
Feb 24, 2023
The latest study Healwell published, “Massage Therapy for Hospitalized Patients Receiving Palliative Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial” was highlighted by Clinical Pain Advisor in their article "Frequent Short Massage Therapy Sessions Beneficial for Hospitalized Patients."
Ephi Gravette | Feb 15, 2023
Every word and action make an impact.
Podcast: The Importance of Harm Reduction with Cal Cates
Feb 7, 2023
Cal Cates speaks about the lack of self-regulation training, examples of judgment with a client, and how offering opinions can have a “silencing effect” on clients.
Cal Cates on The Thinking Practitioner
Aug 24, 2022
Til Luchau talks with Cal Cates about "massage therapy's sex problem:" how the profession's "touchiness" about the intimacy-sensuality-sexuality continuum, however well-founded, might not be serving either our clients, nor ourselves.
Podcast: Let’s Talk. About Sex. Yes, Sex. (with Cal Cates)
Aug 23, 2022
Cal Cates joins the MBB podcast to talk about why we all need to get cozier talking about sex in our massage practices.
Your 3-Step Guide to Start Reading Research Papers
Aug 12, 2022
Corey Rivera authored this article about reading research for Massage Magazine.
Living with Juvenile Arthritis
Kelly Mack | Jul 4, 2022
July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness month for recognizing the 300,000 or so children in the U.S. with the disease. When I was diagnosed at age two, it was not a well-known condition and it took my family many doctors’ visits and over a year to identify the disease I was fighting.
Cal Cates | Jun 20, 2022
Massage therapy has a sex problem. We don’t like to talk about it. We don’t like it when it gets into our workspaces, and we really can’t square the idea that people who pay for sex or who want sex and massage in the same transaction can still be decent humans.
Rebecca Sturgeon on The Thinking Practitioner
Jun 1, 2022
Healwell's Education Director, Rebecca Sturgeon goes "Beyond It Depends" on the Thinking Practitioner podcast.
Trusting (and Supporting) Nurses
Caroline Hamric | May 18, 2022
I trust nurses. Doctors? Sure, they’re fine, they diagnose and treat. But nurses do the hardest work – the care work – without the accolades or the pay that doctors receive.
Rebecca Sturgeon | Apr 27, 2022
I have two experiences that are coming together in my life in a very interesting way... Reflecting on these experiences, I see what can happen when we haven't learned to be comfortable in our discomfort.
The Gender Reveal Party Podcast: The Real Reveal with Cal Cates
Apr 18, 2022
Cal Cates interviewed by Jay Pryor for The Gender Reveal Party Podcast
Out of the Community and Into the Fire
Corey Rivera | Mar 31, 2022
Can social media be useful in the fight for social justice, or are you just screaming into the void? Is it possible to change people’s minds? Are there different tactics for speaking with family vs strangers? What makes a successful protest?
Cal Cates | Mar 14, 2022
Cal's most recent column for Massage & Bodywork Magazine explores four reasons why it's difficult to conduct a proper study.
Kerry Jordan | Mar 4, 2022
Apology and forgiveness. So simple, right? Then why do we all find it so difficult?
Social Justice Adventuring Party
Corey Rivera | Feb 24, 2022
The term Social Justice Warrior is often used to refer to people who lean left, liberal or progressive, believe in fairness and generally live in a way that makes it clear that they’re not down with the status quo. However, we’re not all warriors.
Corey Rivera | Feb 9, 2022
There is more than one way to fight. More than one way to change the future. There has to be. We all live different lives, with different resources, challenges, abilities and beliefs.
Let's Walk the Walk Before We Talk the Talk
Kerry Jordan | Feb 1, 2022
Healthcare professionals (and everyone) need to have more and better conversations about end of life choices and advanced care plans.
When Massage Quits You: The Tangible
Corey Rivera | Jan 22, 2022
Being a massage therapist is a rough gig... Among the things that could be under our control, there is a quietly looming monster that patiently waits: disability.
When Massage Quits You: The Intangible
Corey Rivera | Jan 15, 2022
What happens when you can’t massage anymore? This is the first of a two-part description on the decline of my ability to perform massage.
Cal Cates | Jan 7, 2022
Cal's column for Massage & Bodywork Magazine explores ways that massage therapists can stop being purveyors of misinformation.
Corey Rivera | Jan 3, 2022
“I do not make resolutions. Winter is not the time to suddenly stop eating.” ~Me on facebook, every year since 2017
Rebecca Sturgeon | Dec 15, 2021
There are so many moments when, if I am listening, I have my every assumption challenged.
Corey Rivera | Dec 1, 2021
Luckily, rebellions aren’t about what they want us to be, they’re about what we want to create. Sometimes the most defiant acts are those of joy, happiness, and community.
Corey Rivera | Nov 16, 2021
Massage uses ostriching as a default response to being wrong. A profession that wants to be taken seriously as healthcare should not act this way. So why do we? Healwell's Education Coordinator, Corey Rivera, has some ideas.
Don’t Let Your COVID Guard Down
Cal Cates | Nov 8, 2021
In this edition of their column for Massage & Bodywork Magazine, Cal warns, "If you’re feeling bored or finding yourself rolling your eyes at “yet another COVID story,” snap out of it. COVID is very much alive, and it is still very much our responsibility as people who care for people to... care for people."
Podcast: Cultivating Unconditional Positive Regard for Clients (with Cal Cates)
Oct 5, 2021
Allissa Haines and Cal Cates dig deep into the work that needs to be done to cultivate an unconditional positive regard for clients.
Cal Cates | Sep 7, 2021
In this column for Massage & Bodywork Magazine, Cal explores measuring the value of the practitioner, not the modality.
Cal Cates Interviewed on Massage Mentor Podcast
Aug 17, 2021
Diane Matkowski interviews Cal Cates on the Massage Mentor podcast
Cal Cates | Jul 2, 2021
Cal's column for Massage & Bodywork Magazine tackles the stories we tell about health and explores how to dismantle our assumptions.
Podcast: How To (Not) Fix It (with Cal Cates)
Jun 9, 2021
Cal Cates joins The Thinking Practitioner to talk about how their work with death and dying brought perspective and presence to their work as a massage therapist; and to living itself.
New Cultural Competency Courses Added to ABMP Education Center
Jun 7, 2021
“Cultural Competency for Massage Therapists” from instructors Cal Cates and Kerry Jordan has been added to ABMP's Education Center.
Resources: The Worst Things (Part 2)
Healwell | Apr 16, 2021
Follow-up to "The Worst Things (Part 2)." Resources and recommendations to combat the silo-ing and imagined hierarchy within the massage therapy profession.
Healwell | Apr 12, 2021
This week, we consider the issue of silos and what can reasonably be called in-fighting. Massage therapy continues to demonstrate its inability to make space for the range of practitioner that exists within this broad discipline.
Resources: The Worst Things (Part 1)
Healwell | Apr 9, 2021
Follow-up to "The Worst Things (Part 1)." Resources to support self-exploration and elevation of the practice that's happening right under your own hands.
Healwell | Apr 5, 2021
Healwell’s post regarding the social media response to the Atlanta murders that took place at three spas inspired lots of dialogue. The feedback spanned a variety of themes, but there was one thread we found distressing.
Cal Cates | Mar 17, 2021
Yesterday morning, nine people were shot in Atlanta at what are being referred to as “massage parlors;” eight of these people were shot fatally. Six of them were Asian women.
Rebecca Sturgeon | Jan 12, 2021
As the Education Director for Healwell, I spend a lot of time in gratitude... Today, I want to talk to the students.
Cal Cates | Sep 14, 2020
Healwell is now a C-TAC member and we’re really looking forward to attending the upcoming annual C-TAC Summit: Improving Lives by Facing Systemic Injustice, October 28-30, 2020.
“The Customer is Always Right... But Are They Really?”
Sep 1, 2020
Feature article in Massage & Bodywork Magazine by Healwell's Cal Cates and Kerry Jordan