Massage Helps Burn Survivors Rediscover Touch

Published: September 20, 2017

AMTA-MA's very own Kate Peck is featured in Massage Magazine for her work with burn survivors.

HandReach, an organization founded by Brecken Chinn, Ph.D., to help burn survivors and amputees worldwide, recently received a community service grant from the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF), funded in part by massage product manufacturer BIOTONE.

HandReach’s project, “Massage and Burn Scar Therapy for Burn Survivors in the New England Area,” seeks to “provide massage and burn scar therapy to underserved burn survivors in the New England area who might otherwise not be able to afford treatment,” according to the MTF’s website. (The project’s aim is for massage therapists to be reimbursed for providing free services to survivors.)

Kate Peck, C.M.T., A.T.C., who practices massage in Massachusetts, specializes in addressing burn injuries and training therapists to serve this population, and through her work with HandReach has seen the transformation massage can make in the lives of burn survivors.

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