Barb Petricone
Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist

I have a private practice in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and work as a Board Certified Massage Therapist in the Hematology/Oncology Department of Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts (Beth Israel Lahey Health).  My multifaceted massage therapy background compliments the consulting aspect of my business. I offer consulting services to hospitals and businesses related to massage programs and patient care.

Available to:

  • Interview candidates for massage therapy position.
  • Skills testing/assessment.
  • Design, facility specific, infection prevention and control (new COVID-19 standards).

Training and skills sharpening:

  • General massage therapy modalities and techniques.
  • Myofascial release, trigger point, PNF stretches.
  • Role playing medical intake (medically complex clients, etc.).
  • Role playing self-care instructions for clients/patients.
  • Self-care and body mechanics for massage therapists.
  • General client/patient communication skills.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting protocols (new COVID-19 standards).

Hospital Specific Training:

  • Inpatient therapeutic massage.
  • Outpatient therapeutic massage.
  • Infusion suite therapeutic massage (beyond hands & feet).
  • Preparing for the Joint Commission.
  • General clinical setting, table or seated massage.
  • Health and safety protocols (new COVID-19 standards).


  • Company/Hospital job description for Massage Therapist and/or Integrative Health Coordinator.
  • Consent Form.
  • Medical Intake.
  • Core Competencies.
  • Standards of practice.

Patient Education:

In September 2019, I participated as a guest speaker for a Survivorship Symposium at Beth Israel Lahey Health (Burlington, MA). I presented on the benefits of therapeutic massage, medical considerations, self-care recommendations, and more to the symposium attendees.

Support Groups:

I work with local hospitals by collaborating with social workers and other hospital staff by presenting the benefits of massage therapy to their patient support groups.