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VolunteerTalk: Massage Programs

The CAHHS Volunteer Services Office received the following inquiry from Sarah Senestraro, Area Manager, Volunteer Services at St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, and Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna, California:

Submitted October 25, 2018:

I have a massage therapist who is interested in offering massage to staff once a month. I was wondering if anyone else had a program already set up and could share their process/practices? 

Thank you!

Sarah Senestraro
Area Manager, Volunteer Services
St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka/Redwood Memorial Hospital, Fortuna
(707) 672-6768
sarah.senestraro@stjoe.org

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Hi Sarah, At Sharp Healthcare, some of our entities offer massage to patients. They are licensed and have specialized training for clinical massage. They are paid employees, not volunteers due to the high touch/liability involved. We also contract with a massage therapy company to offer chair massage to staff. This is usually paid for by the employee, $1 per minute. For special events, like employee wellness events, the hospital will sponsor free chair massages. We have a program in which student nurse interns are trained on aromatherapy hand massage to both patients and staff. I supervise and train these students. Let me know if you'd like information on that program. Best regards, Lisa Golden, CAVS, HTCP/I Manager, Volunteer Services Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center (619) 502-3606 lisa.golden@sharp.com

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Hi Sarah, At Sharp Healthcare, some of our entities offer massage to patients. They are licensed and have specialized training for clinical massage. They are paid employees, not volunteers due to the high touch/liability involved. We also contract with a massage therapy company to offer chair massage to staff. This is usually paid for by the employee, $1 per minute. For special events, like employee wellness events, the hospital will sponsor free chair massages. We have a program in which student nurse interns are trained on aromatherapy hand massage to both patients and staff. I supervise and train these students. Let me know if you'd like information on that program. Best regards, Lisa Golden, CAVS, HTCP/I Manager, Volunteer Services Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center (619) 502-3606 lisa.golden@sharp.com

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