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Author: Lauren Cates

It’s already been a big year for Healwell and the second half of 2017 promises to continue the same trend.  You are our community and it is because of your support, your sharing of our courses and our announcements and...

Oncology massage is full of “it depends” and “maybe, but…” scenarios. This feature may truly be at the root of why I love it so much. There is no one answer and there never will be. Hallelujah! I feel incredibly lucky...

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Learn more and register today for Mindful and Compassionate Service with Frank Ostaseski at Friends Meeting of Washington on Saturday, May 17th.

Confidence.  Confidence is something we often equate with expertise. The more you know, the more confident you feel.  Information, mastery, knowing…these are the things that give us power, make us feel safe and provide ground under our feet.

Thank you for your interest in Healwell and our musings about the experience of caring for patients in the hospital setting, running a non-profit, the state of healthcare and all of the intersecting pieces of illness, culture, economy and education...

How many times have you heard another massage therapist say something like, “Well, I got the doctor’s permission, so I…” after which she launches into a story about choosing to ignore this issue or that contraindication or choosing not to...

Massage therapists have historically lamented the lack of respect paid our profession by the medical community, insurance companies, and even the public.  We roll our eyes and throw up our hands, mystified and defeated by our perennial subjugation. Woe are...

“And God came to me.”, he half-whispered, the fading sun glinting in his eyes.  He leaned up a little in his bed to share this secret with me.   This “secret” he had shared with each member of the care team...