Course Offerings

Massage in the Oncology SettingMassage for People

Living with Cancer

 

A Foundational Training Course for Massage Practitioners and Students, Bodyworkers, and Other Professional Touch Therapists

Curriculum by Gayle MacDonald

 

24 CE Hours

 

Instructors:

Course Description: Comfort-oriented massage or touch can be administered to people with cancer regardless of the severity of their condition. The purpose of this class is to train touch therapists in the basics of oncology massage. The experience derived from this training will create newfound confidence in bodyworkers about working with clients, particularly private practice clients, who have cancer or are recovering from it. Therapists who focus on hospice and hospital work will also find this course to be valuable for their special needs patients.  More...

 

Massage for People Living with Cancer

Massage for the

Chemotherapy Infusion Patient

Curriculum by Gayle MacDonald and Annette Lovett

 

24 CE Hours

 

Course Description:  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.  More...

 

Massage in the Oncology SettingMassage in the

Oncology Setting

 

A Six-day Hospital Intensive

Curriculum by Gayle MacDonald

 

45 CE Hours

 

Course Description: Comfort-oriented massage or touch can be administered to people with cancer regardless of the severity of their condition. In this course, participants will have the opportunity to apply their massage skills with in-patients receiving treatment for cancer. Massage will be given to people before, during, and after chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation, and surgical and diagnostic procedures. Therapists will have a chance to use massage to support family caregivers and nurses as well.  More...

 

Gentle Scar Tissue Mobilization Techniques classroom instruction

Gentle Scar Tissue Mobilization

Techniques for the Post-Mastectomy

and Radiation Treatment Client

Curriculum by Jamie Elswick

 

24 CE Hours

 

Course Description: Many people treated for breast cancer experience pain, lymphedema, reduced range of motion, and even frozen shoulder after treatment. This course focuses on understanding the basic effects of surgery and radiation on the tissues and how scar tissue mobilization can restore healthy functioning to the fascial/musculo-skeletal system. The Lauren Berry Method of Corrective Massage™ will be used to address both the treated area and compensatory areas of soft tissue. More...

 

Clinical Mentoring Through Case StudiesClinical Mentoring

Through Case Studies

 

24 CE Hours

 

Course Description: 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 work in a group of other practitioners with one of the Oncology Massage Education Associates instructors as mentor. Mentoring will take place through case history write-ups and group interactions, mostly via email and occasionally the telephone. Therapists will receive one-on-one coaching as well as mentoring through a group process. More...

 

Refress, Renew and Review

Refresh, Renew and Review of

Massage for People Living with Cancer

 

8 CE Hours

 

Course Description: 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. More...

 

 

Oncology Massage Education Associates is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. #153811-00

 

 

Oncology Massage Education Associates is approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy is a Approved Provider. #50-14497

 

 

Oncology Massage Education Associates instructors are Recognized Education Providers by the Society for Oncology Massage.

 

 

Massage for People Living with Cancer is approved by the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta.