INTRO TO ONCOLOGY MASSAGE with ASSESSMENT AND APPLICATION: 2 courses in 1
Introduction to Oncology Massage – 14 CE hours
by the Center for the Advancement of Therapeutic Arts
This class, the core prerequisite for individual classes/certification in the Oncology Massage Training & Certification Program, is designed to educate licensed massage therapists in the safe practices of Oncology Massage. Students will develop a keen appreciation and understanding of the latest concepts in cancer biology and cancer therapeutics.
Taught by a massage therapist and nurse with extensive experience in oncology care settings, this course will provide students with an understanding of:
- How specific cellular processes are altered during cancer initiation and progression
- How cancer is defined and classified
- Understanding cancer risk factors; cancer screenings
- Cancer treatments, side effects and treatment related symptoms
- Palliative care
- and more..
The hands-on portion of the class is designed to give practitioners strategies for safe and effective ways to bolster, drape and position clients, as well as touch pressures to consider.
Assessment and Application of Oncology Massage – 8 CE hours by the Center for the Advancement of Therapeutic Arts
This course is designed as a focused practicum to help students assimilate and apply the material from the foundational courses in the oncology massage program: Introduction to Oncology Massage, Safe Massage for Oncology Patients with Lymphedema and Pharmacological Considerations for Oncology Massage. Alternate bolstering and draping will be practiced in depth. Hands-on time will also include practice of modifying standard massage techniques and pressure required for safe yet effective massage for the oncology population. Case studies presented will hone students’ critical thinking skills, especially as related to formulation of treatment plans, adaptations to intake protocols, and communication with the client’s medical team.
Instructor: Ericka Clinton, LMT,
Hours: Fri & Sat: 9 AM – 5 PM.
Sun: 9 AM – 6 PM.
Discounted Price: $425 (within 2 weeks of class start)
Regular Price: $475 thereafter
Deposit: $100 minimum non-refundable deposit