Nurse massage therapy, grounded in nursing theory and implemented within the context of the nursing process, possesses a specialized body of knowledge, representing a distinct specialty in professional nursing practice. Nurse massage therapists provide professional services in various practice settings and receive fair reimbursement for services. Nurse massage therapy affirms nursing as both an art and a science whose primary purpose is to provide health care services that nurture and strengthen clients’ ability to heal themselves. Nurse Massage Therapy provides a holistic approach to health care and balances the trend toward impersonal, technological-oriented health care.
(Source: National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists, www.nanmt.org)