Class Schedules

 

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Massage for People Living with Cancer

This is a 24-hour foundational course usually run over three days. It describes the three main forms of cancer treatment, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, the side effects caused by the treatments, and the adjustments that must be made when creating a massage plan. Tuitions vary between $425 and $510, depending on the host school. Times also vary but are typically all day Friday through Sunday, 9am-6pm.

 

2017 Trainings

Dec. 8-10.  Rockville, MD. Massuage Associates, Contact: Mary Aguilera-Titus, fullcircle.mat@gmail.com or 301-806-5673. Instructor: Mary Aguilera-Titus.

 

2018 Trainings

 

Jan. 26-28. Salem, OR. Oregon School of Massage, www.oregonschoolofmassage.com or 800-844-3420. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

 

Mar. 2-4.  Dallas, TX. Contact: Gayle MacDonald, medhands825@gmail.com. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

 

Apr. 6-8.  Portland, OR. Oregon School of Massage, www.oregonschoolofmassage.com or 800-844-3420. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

 

May. 26-28.  Edinburgh, Scotland. Contact: Lorna Forrester, admin@iriscancerpartnership.org.uk or 08454-75781. Instructor: Angela Secretan.

 

Jun. 1-3.  Aberdeen, Scotland. Contact: Lorna Forrester, admin@iriscancerpartnership.org.uk or 08454-75781. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

 

Sep. 14-16.  Peoria, IL. Hult Center for Healthy Living, Contact: Mary Peifer, marypeifer56@gmail.com or 309-219-1790. Instructor: Mary Peifer.

 

Sep. 28-30  Port Townsend, WA. Port Townsend School of Massage. Contact: Bill Darlington, info@massageeducation.com or 360-379-4066. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

 

Oct. 12-14.  Santa Fe, NM. Santa Fe School of Massage, Contact: Lonnie Howard, Lonnie@sfsom.com. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

 

Nov. 2-4.  Portland, OR. Oregon School of Massage, www.oregonschoolofmassage.com or 800-844-3420. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

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Massage for the Chemotherapy Infusion Patient

This course gives massage therapists hands-on experience in a clinical setting with patients receiving treatment in a chemotherapy infusion unit. Therapists will work in two different infusion clinics, hematology malignancies and a medical oncology infusion unit that also sees patients in treatment for such conditions as MS, rheumatoid arthritis, and anemia.

 

2018 Trainings

Mar. 19-22.  Peoria, IL. Illinois Cancer Care, Contact: Mary Peifer, marypeifer56@gmail.com or 309-219-1790. Instructor: Mary Peifer.

 

Nov. 5-8.  Peoria, IL. Illinois Cancer Care, Contact: Mary Peifer, marypeifer56@gmail.com or 309-219-1790. Instructor: Mary Peifer.

 

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Massage in the Oncology Setting

In this training, therapists will have the opportunity to work with oncology patients undergoing chemo, radiation, surgery, bone marrow transplantation, and apheresis as part of their cancer treatment. The emphasis is in the hands-on work. Prerequisite: Massage for the Chemotherapy Infusion Patient and Instructor Permission.

 

2017 Trainings

Dec. 2-7.   Portland, OR. Oregon Health and Science University. Contact: Annette Lovett, annettelovett.lmt@gmail.com Instructor: Annette Lovett.

 

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Gentle Scar Tissue Mobilization Techniques for the Post-Mastectomy and Radiation Treatment Client

This course focuses on the basic understanding of the effects of surgery and radiation on the tissues, and how scar tissue mobilization can restore healthy functioning to the fascial/musculo-skeletal system. This course will include lecture, hands-on, and supervised sessions with clients.

 

2017 Trainings

Jun. 9-11.  Newport Beach, CA. Contact: Angel Brazil, info@greettheday.com or 949-544-1483. Instructor: Jamie Elswick.

 

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Clinical Mentoring Through Case Studies

October 9, 2017


This class is designed to systematically mentor therapists who have completed Massage for People Living with Cancer as they take this work back into practice with their own clients who have been affected by cancer. Therapists will receive one-on-one coaching as well as mentoring through a group process. Mentor: Gayle MacDonald. Please contact Gayle MacDonald at medhands825@gmail.com

 

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Refresh, Renew and Review of Massage for People Living with Cancer

This is a one-day class for those who have taken Massage for People Living with Cancer (MPLWC). The day will be spent reviewing key ideas and skills from MPLWC. Ample time will be made available for participants to ask questions that have arisen about clients since taking the 3-day foundational class, to explore case studies, and further their professional development as massage practitioners, and for therapists to reconnect with themselves and others.

 

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