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.

 

2018 Trainings

 

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.

 

Oct. 19-21.  Columbus, OH. Ohio State University Integrative Medicine, Contact: Caitlin Merriman, Caitlin.Merriman@osumc.edu. or (614) 366-0699. Instructor: Cheryl Smith.

 

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

 

Nov. 9-11.  CIncinnati, OH. SHI Integrative Medical Massage, Contact: Sharon Barnes, sbarnes112@aol.com. or (513) 932-8712 or 1-888-335-4283. Instructor: Cheryl Smith.

 

2019 Trainings

 

Jan. 25-27  Salem, OR. Oregon School of Massage, www.oregonschoolofmassage.com or (800) 844-3420. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

 

Feb. 8-10. Fort Worth, TX. The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Contact: Gayle MacDonald, medhands825@gmail.com. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

 

Mar. 1-3.  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Seminars for Health, Contact: +1 403-607-9389. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

 

Apr. 5-7.  Portland, OR. Oregon School of Massage, www.oregonschoolofmassage.com or (800) 844-3420. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

 

Oct. 25-27.  Portland, OR. Oregon School of Massage, www.oregonschoolofmassage.com or (800) 844-3420. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

 

Nov. 9-11. Halifax, Nova Scotia. Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, Contact: Gayle MacDonald, medhands825@gmail.com. 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

 

Sep. 23-27.   Portland, OR. Oregon Health and Science University. Contact: Annette Lovett, annettelovett.lmt@gmail.com Instructors: Annette Lovett.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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Clinical Mentoring Through Case Studies

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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Ethics, Boundaries and Communication in Massage Therapy A Continuing Education Series

This is a series of live, 4-hour classes designed for massage therapists who seek meaningful education in the area of ethics, boundaries and communication. The three classes may be taken in any order. They meet the requirements that many states have for license renewal, particularly the states of Oregon and Washington.

 

2018 Trainings

 

Nov. 17. Portland, OR. Compass House, Contact: Gayle MacDonald, medhands825@gmail.com. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

 

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