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Tumwater – Touch of Empathy: Grief Massage Techniques and Practice

February 24, 2023 @ 9:00 am - February 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

14 hours CE

 Touch of Empathy: Grief Massage Techniques and Practice Class Description

Grief is a difficult topic and emotion. It is crucial that massage therapists have the right language to feel confident in providing support and relief while staying in the scope of practice, and not advising or counseling. This is a comprehensive class in Grief Massage, Students will learn: communication and etiquette around grief, how grief sets in somatically, tools to determine an appropriate and ethically sound treatment plan, techniques and routines within a session, client’s post massage self care therapist’s self care, boundaries and scope of practice, and, how to add and market Grief Massage to a practice.

In this class, students will be working on volunteer clients. They may choose a client on their own or indicate that one be chosen for them. Both student and volunteer are required to sign agreements related to confidentiality, punctuality, and removal of liability.

Learning outcomes

  • Student will identify basic signs and symptoms of grief in the body.
  • Student will identify personal triggers and emotional hygiene habits as self care to stay within scope of practice and maintain strong boundaries.
  • Student will demonstrate basic proficiency in applying pre massage assessment tools.
  • Student will complete a full grief massage routine including intake and pre massage assessment.
  • Student will outline a basic marketing plan to include grief massage in service offerings to the public.

Enrollment in this course requires approval from the instructor.  Either before or after paying the tuition, you must have a short interview with the instructor.  She will confirm that you have a clinical environment that supports offering this work and you have an interest in this subject matter either for yourself or your clients beyond a casual CE experience.  Generally speaking as long as you’re not just “taking it for the CEs”, your situation should qualify for enrollment. 

A full refund will remain available until the day after the interview, in case it’s determined that the class is not the right fit.

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Instructor Bio

Marelda Rodrigues, is a Grief Massage Therapist, Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, Massage Therapy Educator, Culinary Wellness Educator, author, speaker, and global wanderer, with over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness space. 

Through Grief Massage Therapy, Marelda helps her clients feel comforted when they are most vulnerable, allows them the  space to navigate emotional unknowns of grief and loss, and gain control one step at a time. 

Marelda’s wellness coaching programs help clients with mindset, food and lifestyle habits vital to staying healthy, adapting to losses, and building emotional resilience. Her clients emerge from their transformation feeling revitalized, confident, and powerful.



February 24, 2023 @ 9:00 am
February 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Marelda Rodrigues


Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage
2330 Mottman RD SW, Suite 106
Tumwater, WA 98512 United States
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