• Nick Peterka

The Virginia Episode


Cal Cates is a Massage Therapist, educator, writer, and the Executive Director of Healwell whic

h seeks to improve the experience of living with acute, chronic, and terminal illness. They also co-host the podcast, Massage Therapy Without Borders. Based in Virginia, Cal joined me as part of my ongoing series to interview a fellow massage therapist from all 50 States.


What did we talk about?

  • Cal’s origin story into the field and later transition into oncology massage

  • Becoming a massage therapist in Virginia

  • Maintaining a license in VA

  • Thoughts about a national standard

  • Concerns with the NCBTMB board certification

  • The state of Virginia during the pandemic

  • What they have been up to during the shutdown

  • Healwell’s Back To Practice Training

  • The divisions that this may create

  • Oncology massage

Listen / Watch! You can listen right here, or with a podcast app of your choice. You can also scroll a bit and watch the video.


You can browse all previous episodes on Libsyn and Youtube!


**Music** "Swing House" by RKVC via Youtube Audio Library



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