HANDS HEAL
Diana L Thompson, LMP

About Diana


Diana, a licensed massage therapist for over 30 years, has a private practice in Seattle, WA, USA, treating acute and chronic pain disorders.  Her newest endeavor, Hands Heal Electronic Health Record, is an intuitive cloud-based EHR that turns bland treatment notes into expressive graphs that chart meaningful results. She authored Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation and Insurance Billing for Manual Therapists, now in its fourth edition, and has a new book called Integrative Pain Management: Massage, Movement, and Mindfulness Based Approaches. Diana is the proud recipient of four National awards in 2013, including Massage Therapist of the Year, One Concept; and Humanitarian of the Year, Performance Health.

A licensed massage therapist for over 30 years, Diana has a private practice in Seattle, WA, USA, treating acute and chronic pain disorders. Her newest endeavor, Hands Heal Electronic Health Record, is an intuitive cloud-based EHR that turns bland treatment notes into expressive graphs that chart meaningful results. 


Diana authored Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation and Insurance Billing for Manual Therapists, now in its fourth edition, and has a new book called Integrative Pain Management: Massage, Movement, and Mindfulness Based Approaches


The proud recipient of four National awards in 2013, Diana has been recognized for her leadership, volunteerism, and clinical expertise. Her awards include: Massage Therapist of the Year, One Concept; and Humanitarian of the Year, Performance Health.


As a past president of the Massage Therapy Foundation, research consultant for Group Health Research Institute and frequent contributor to Massage & Bodywork magazine, Diana understands the value of data and knows how to translate those measurements in accessible ways. She designed Hands Heal EHR with this in mind: pinpoint the critical information that demonstrates the benefits of massage therapy and use it to enhance client care and build bridges within healthcare teams.

Author of Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation, and Insurance Billing 4th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011), Diana has dedicated her career to advancing massage therapy in integrative healthcare. In addition to creating tools that help massage therapists participate effectively in healthcare teams, Diana lectures on the benefits of massage therapy and shares current massage research at massage, chiropractic, physical therapy, midwifery, physician and research conferences internationally.

Diana's most recent book, Integrative Pain Management: Massage, Movement, and Mindfulness Based Approaches (Handspring Publishing, 2016), assists physicians and interdisciplinary teams to learn about and integrate safe and effective treatment approaches into pain care. This timely, evidence-informed text supports a nationwide shift to integrate non-pharmacologic approaches for pain treatment and to reduce the potential risks and dependency from present strategies.
As a past president of the Massage Therapy Foundation, research consultant for Group Health Research Institute and frequent contributor to Massage & Bodywork magazine, Diana understands the value of data and knows how to translate those measurements in accessible ways. She designed Hands Heal EHR with this in mind: pinpoint the critical information that demonstrates the benefits of massage therapy and use it to enhance client care and build bridges within healthcare teams.

Author of Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation, and Insurance Billing 4th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011), Diana has dedicated her career to advancing massage therapy in integrative healthcare. In addition to creating tools that help massage therapists participate effectively in healthcare teams, Diana lectures on the benefits of massage therapy and shares current massage research at massage, chiropractic, physical therapy, midwifery, physician and research conferences internationally.

Diana's most recent book, Integrative Pain Management: Massage, Movement, and Mindfulness Based Approaches (Handspring Publishing, 2016), assists physicians and interdisciplinary teams to learn about and integrate safe and effective treatment approaches into pain care. This timely, evidence-informed text supports a nationwide shift to integrate non-pharmacologic approaches for pain treatment and to reduce the potential risks and dependency from present strategies.
Author of Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation, and Insurance Billing 4th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011), Diana has dedicated her career to advancing massage therapy in integrative healthcare. In addition to creating tools that help massage therapists participate effectively in healthcare teams, Diana lectures on the benefits of massage therapy and shares current massage research at massage, chiropractic, physical therapy, midwifery, physician and research conferences internationally.

Diana's most recent book, Integrative Pain Management: Massage, Movement, and Mindfulness Based Approaches (Handspring Publishing, 2016), assists physicians and interdisciplinary teams to learn about and integrate safe and effective treatment approaches into pain care. This timely, evidence-informed text supports a nationwide shift to integrate non-pharmacologic approaches for pain treatment and to reduce the potential risks and dependency from present strategies.
Diana, a licensed massage therapist for over 30 years, has a private practice in Seattle, WA, USA, treating acute and chronic pain disorders.  Her newest endeavor, Hands Heal Electronic Health Record, is an intuitive cloud-based EHR that turns bland treatment notes into expressive graphs that chart meaningful results. She authored Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation and Insurance Billing for Manual Therapists, now in its fourth edition, and has a new book called Integrative Pain Management: Massage, Movement, and Mindfulness Based Approaches. Diana is the proud recipient of four National awards in 2013, including Massage Therapist of the Year, One Concept; and Humanitarian of the Year, Performance Health.

As a past president of the Massage Therapy Foundation, research consultant for Group Health Research Institute and frequent contributor to Massage & Bodywork magazine, Diana understands the value of data and knows how to translate those measurements in accessible ways. She designed Hands Heal EHR with this in mind: pinpoint the critical information that demonstrates the benefits of massage therapy and use it to enhance client care and build bridges within healthcare teams.

Author of Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation, and Insurance Billing 4th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011), Diana has dedicated her career to advancing massage therapy in integrative healthcare. In addition to creating tools that help massage therapists participate effectively in healthcare teams, Diana lectures on the benefits of massage therapy and shares current massage research at massage, chiropractic, physical therapy, midwifery, physician and research conferences internationally.

Diana's most recent book, Integrative Pain Management: Massage, Movement, and Mindfulness Based Approaches (Handspring Publishing, 2016), assists physicians and interdisciplinary teams to learn about and integrate safe and effective treatment approaches into pain care. This timely, evidence-informed text supports a nationwide shift to integrate non-pharmacologic approaches for pain treatment and to reduce the potential risks and dependency from present strategies.

As a past president of the Massage Therapy Foundation, research consultant for Group Health Research Institute and frequent contributor to Massage & Bodywork magazine, Diana understands the value of data and knows how to translate those measurements in accessible ways. She designed Hands Heal EHR with this in mind: pinpoint the critical information that demonstrates the benefits of massage therapy and use it to enhance client care and build bridges within healthcare teams.

Author of Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation, and Insurance Billing 4th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011), Diana has dedicated her career to advancing massage therapy in integrative healthcare. In addition to creating tools that help massage therapists participate effectively in healthcare teams, Diana lectures on the benefits of massage therapy and shares current massage research at massage, chiropractic, physical therapy, midwifery, physician and research conferences internationally.

Diana's most recent book, Integrative Pain Management: Massage, Movement, and Mindfulness Based Approaches (Handspring Publishing, 2016), assists physicians and interdisciplinary teams to learn about and integrate safe and effective treatment approaches into pain care. This timely, evidence-informed text supports a nationwide shift to integrate non-pharmacologic approaches for pain treatment and to reduce the potential risks and dependency from present strategies.