Whole Person Health and Massage Therapy
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Whole Person Health and Massage Therapy

Author(s): Tracy Gaudet, Denise Millstine, Juli Olson, David Shurtleff

1CE credit 6 Lessons Video

In this video course, leaders in integrative healthcare discuss the latest research and what it means for the future of massage therapy. Listen as speakers from the Cornerstone Collaborative, Mayo Clinic, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) talk about how massage can be an important part of recovery, restoration and whole person health. Find out how these innovative approaches to care can create new opportunities for massage therapists and how you can get involved.

At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Assess how massage therapists can bring principles of integrative health into their practices.
  • Explain how massage therapists can join integrative health practices.
  • Cite what massage therapists can bring to integrative health and wellness.

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Tracy Gaudet, MD, a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist, is a leader in the Whole Health movement, an approach to healthcare that empowers people to take charge of their health and live their most meaningful life. She has most recently served as the founding Executive Director of the Whole Health Institute and was previously the Executive Director of the Veterans Health Administration’s National Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation. Prior to that, Dr. Gaudet was the Executive Director of Duke Integrative Medicine with the Duke University Health System. 

Denise Millstine, MD is the Director of Integrative Medicine in the Department of General Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and is a consultant in Women’s Health Internal Medicine. She also leads the Student Community Clinic with the Mayo Medical School, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. In addition, Dr. Millstine is a certified menopause expert with the North American Menopause Society and directs a Women’s Health Blog for the Mayo Clinic Press. 

Juli Olson, DC, DACM, FAIHM holds doctoral degrees in Chiropractic Medicine from the Southern California University of Health Sciences, and Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Health and Science. She is also fellowship trained in Integrative Healthcare and provides direct patient care in the Pain Clinic at the VA Central Iowa. Additionally, Dr. Olson serves as a Clinical Champion for the Integrative Health Coordinating Center, and is the National Lead for Acupuncture in the Veterans Health Administration. 

David Shurtleff, PhD, is Deputy Director and Acting Scientific Director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), implementing research programs to build scientific evidence advancing fundamental knowledge to inform clinical practice. Dr. Shurtleff began his National Institutes of Health (NIH) career in 1995 at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Before coming to NIH, he conducted research related to cognitive performance and stress, at the Naval Medical Research Institute.