After attending her first World Burn Congress in 2001 with her mother Sally, Julie Spiegel, a nationally certified therapeutic massage and bodyworker, volunteered to provide FREE Massages to burn victims attending World Burn Congress the following year. Needless to say, a 3 page waiting list was quickly generated, and an additional therapist was recruited to serve the requests. Thus the Wellness Program concept was born.
This program introduced the benefits of Massage Therapy and other Alternative Modalities available to assist burn survivors in their continual search for relief from emotional and physical discomfort. (You can download a pdf of an article on this that first appeared in the Journal of Massage Therapy.) The Wellness Program is supported by a growing list of certified massage therapists. This initiative also ensures continued research and investigation of additional complimentary health care methods of healing.
Click here to find a Wellness Program Massage Therapist near you.
Whether you are a burn survivor, caregiver, or just want to get a great massage while contributing to a good cause, these licensed massage/bodywork therapists are ready to serve!
The therapists listed below have indicated they hold advanced certification in Scar Management Therapy. We offer this list as a resource; clients are encouraged to verify the state/local credentials of their chosen massage therapist. Spiegel Burn Foundation does not endorse or receive any compensation from anyone on this list.
To learn more, contact therapists directly (please keep in mind that sometimes people may move and forget to tell us to update this list-always call or email the therapist before you travel to their offices).
Are you a massage therapist interested in participating? If you have experience working with burn survivors, please contact us, and check out our initiatives on the Resources & Research page.