Lauren is a Virginia-based graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute and the Metta Institute’s End of Life Care Practitioner Program. She has had unique opportunities to train with national leaders in the field of oncology massage and end of life care and has built an intensive clinical massage therapy program at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA.
Lauren also co-founded a non-profit organization which provides clinical education for massage therapists, participates in massage therapy research and provides service to people (pediatric and adult) living with acute, chronic and terminal illness. Lauren is a certified massage therapist, Reiki practitioner and volunteer massage therapist with Capital Caring hospice. In addition to continuing education courses for massage therapists and social workers, Lauren is one of a teaching triad completed by two seasoned hospice nurses which offers workshops to educate and support caregivers of all kinds.
This course, with Lauren Cates, introduces students to the unique aspects of hospital-based massage techniques, environment and process. Lauren will introduce the mechanics of hand… read more
The purpose of this course, with Lauren Cates, is to introduce essential internal, emotional and cognitive tools for staying present to what’s happening when what’s… read more