Massage therapy in hospital settings continues to grow. The skilled touch by a professionally trained massage therapist helps promote the healing process and improves wellness. Koni Sims, CLMT, CSMT, CLT answers some common questions about hospital massage therapy and how to succeed.
Q: What kind of table (stationary, electric, portable) works best for hospital massage? Why?A: Electric works best. Massage therapists will work with so many clients and some aren't able to move as well as others. Electric tables allow the practitioner to lower it all the way for easy access. It's also nice to move the table as needed when performing certain techniques.
A: To effectively perform massage therapy in a hospital setting, there isn't anything unusual needed. However, there are things I have and think are helpful, for example, an electric warmer pad, extra bolsters, massage chair, towels and a towel warmer. If there are certain accessories you like to have, the more the merrier!