Carolyn Tague, MA, CMT

Carolyn Tague
Massage Therapist, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Bio

Clinical Specialties at the Osher Center

  • Massage therapy

Experience

Carolyn Tague has been a licensed massage therapist since 2005 and has been doing massage therapy in hospitals since 2006, including the UCSF Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, the UCSF Mt. Zion Infusion Center, California Pacific Medical Center, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and Laguna Honda Hospital’s Pain and Healing Clinic. She specializes in massage therapy for patients with cancer, neurological challenges, and complex chronic pain. She is proficient in a range of massage modalities, including Swedish massage, craniosacral therapy, and somatic bodywork.

She is a member of the Academic Collaborative of Integrative Healthcare, where she serves on the Hospital Based Massage Therapy task force. She is also a preferred practitioner and member of the Education Committee with the Society for Oncology Massage, an international organization for massage therapists working in the field of oncology. She presents at many national conferences and teaches internationally, including in Japan and Mexico.

In addition to her work at the Osher Center, Ms. Tague has a private practice in somatic bodywork.  She is the founder of Tague Consulting, which offers education and consulting services that provide practitioners with knowledge and tools for working with medically complex clients and in hospital environments.

Education and Training

  • MA, East-West Psychology, California Institute for Integral Studies
  • BA, Religious Studies and Secondary Education, Edgewood College
  • Certified Massage Therapist, 700 hours of training in massage therapy, Institute for Conscious Bodywork, Alive and Well

Publications

Ms. Tague’s article, “Hospital Based Massage Therapy: A Call for Competencies,” was published in the June 2016 issue of Massage Magazine