Frequently Asked Questions

I like options. How can I support Healwell’s work?

How do I make a bequest or planned gift to Healwell?

Giving to Healwell can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide you with tax benefits. Talk with your lawyer about various gift models that you might consider.

Should you wish to include Healwell in your will, the following language may assist you and your attorney in preparing your bequest to Healwell:

“I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath ____ (a specific dollar amount, percentage of the residue of your estate, or a specific asset such as a bank account, stock, or real estate) to Healwell (EIN: 27-0743419) located at 4201 Wilson Boulevard #110-341, Arlington, VA 22203 for its general purposes or as the Board of Directors may direct.”

How do you find your therapists?

The simple answer is, “We don’t find them. We cultivate them.” Healwell therapists come from a variety of backgrounds within and beyond healthcare and from various forms of practice within the discipline of massage therapy. Many of the members of our team come to us with years of experience. All of the therapists who work with Healwell have hundreds of hours of advanced training beyond their foundational massage education. They have learned and share our commitment to clinical excellence, deep humanity, and the willingness to travel the path of the people we serve in a capacity that goes beyond what is typically expected of massage therapists. We are partners in the healing process, whether that is an end of life process, recovery from an acute injury, or the management of chronic illness. Want to work with us? Email

I’m a massage therapist. Can Healwell help me get a job at a hospital?

We offer hourly consulting for individuals and organizations. Contact us for more information. 

I want to start a massage therapy program at my hospital. Can Healwell help?

We offer hourly consulting for individuals and organizations. Contact us for more information.

Do you offer classes for private organizations? (Spas, salons, medical facilities)

Yes! Healwell can bring one of our existing courses to you or even create a custom course to suit the needs of your particular organization. Contact us for more information.

Do you offer classes for non-massage therapists?


While all of our classes are approved for massage therapy continuing education units, being a massage therapist is not a prerequisite for many of the courses we offer. To see a list of all the courses that offer continuing education credit for health care providers click here.

How are your programs funded?

Healwell has three programming arms. Each of these arms is funded through a different mechanism.

Education programs are funded directly by the tuition paid by the clinicians, caregivers and others who attend our courses. Healwell offers courses that serve a variety of disciplines as well as lay people and family caregivers.

Service programs are funded by our clinical partners. When Healwell engages in a service partnership with a hospital, clinic, home healthcare agency, hospice or other clinical entity, Healwell brings the skill and expertise, but the partners bring the financial support. Some of our partners engage in their own philanthropic efforts to fund Healwell’s integration in the care they provide to their patients or residents and others include Healwell’s services as a specific item in their operating budget.

Research programs are funded in a variety of ways, but primarily through grants. Healwell is rarely the direct recipient of research dollars, but rather we partner with hospital systems and universities to write for grant funding for research projects that we help to design. Typically, the hospital or university is the direct recipient of the research grant and Healwell’s participation in the execution of a study is funded by the grant, but paid to Healwell as a third party partner.

Finally, while a majority of Healwell’s work is funded directly as described above, Healwell does engage in ongoing fundraising efforts to continue to support its growing operation, including staff development, education, community engagement and collaborations with other like-minded organizations.

What is oncology massage?

Oncology massage is the modification of massage therapy to safely work with the effects of cancer and cancer treatment. Everyone affected by cancer — people in active treatment, those in recovery or survivorship, those at the end of life, and even caregivers — can benefit from oncology massage. Click here to learn more.

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