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Oncology Massage Certification
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Weekend trainings are 24 hours in length (24 CEUs). Tuitions vary between $425 and $495. The variation is based on the school. Times also vary but are typically all day Friday through Sunday, 9am-6pm.


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. Massage for People Living with Cancer is a prerequisite for Massage in the Oncology Setting and Gentle Scar Tissue Mobilization Techniques.

 2014 Trainings 

Jan. 17-19. Lexington, KY. Lexington Healing Arts. Contact: Jill Cole jill@lexingtonhealingarts.com, phone 859 252-5656 X 31. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

Jan. 31-Feb. 2. Salem, OR. Oregon School of Massage, www.oregonschoolofmassage.com, 800-844-3420. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

Feb. 28-Mar. 2. Seattle, WA. The Trillium Institute. For more information please text or email your email address and phone number to Meg Robsahm, at 425-422-8455 or meg.robsahm@gmail.com. Please put “Oncology Massage Class” in the subject line. Instructor: Meg Robsahm. Please register at www.presencingsource.com.

Mar. 7-9. Peoria, IL. Heading OM Yoga Studio. Contact/Registrar Mary Peifer at bodykneadsllc@gmail.com or 309-219-1790. Instructor: Mary Peifer.

Mar. 15-17. Evanston, IL (Chicago Area). See www.oncologymassagematters.com. Register via email at omm.registration@yahoo.com. Instructor: Isabel Adkins.

Mar. 21-23. Buffalo, NY. Roswell Park Cancer Institute. For details and registration visit www.amtany.org. Instructor: Jean Van Etten.

Mar. 22-24. Davis, CA. The Massage Therapy Institute. Contact Julie Reynolds at info@mtidavis.com or 530-753-4428. Instructor: Isabel Adkins.

Mar. 28-30. Rapid City, SD. For more information please text or email your email address and phone number to Meg Robsahm, 425-422-8455 or meg.robsahm@gmail.com. Please put "Oncology Massage Class" in the subject line. Instructor and registrar: Meg Robsahm.

Apr. 4-6. Portland, OR. Oregon School of Massage, www.oregonschoolofmassage.com, 800-844-3420. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

Apr. 4-6. Oglesby, IL. Illinois Valley Community College. To register call IVCC: 815-224-0447 course #CPD-3141-04 or online: http://www.ivcc.edu/onlinecec. For more information call Mary Peifer, Instructor, at 309-219-1790.

May 2-4. Bend, OR. Central Oregon Community College. Registration: Rachel Knox at 541-383-7271 or rknox@cocc.edu. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

May 5-7. Ft Wayne, IN. Cancer Services of NE Indiana. Private Class. Instructor: Mary Peifer.

June 20-22. Glasgow, Scotland. Organiser: Scottish Massage Schools. Contact Lorna Forrester, info@scottishmassage.co.uk or 07917-757871. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

June 27-29. Edinburgh, Scotland. Organiser: Scottish Massage Schools. Contact Lorna Forrester, info@scottishmassage.co.uk or 07917-757871. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

July 11-13. Dublin, Ireland. Our Lady's Hospice. Contact info: education@olh.ie or 353 (0)1 406 8810/806. Website: www.olh.ie. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

Aug. 12-14. Santa Fe, NM. Registration closed due to full enrollment. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

Sept. 12-14. Peoria, IL. Heading OM Yoga Studio. Contact/Registrar Mary Peifer at bodykneadsllc@gmail.com or 309-219-1790. Instructor: Mary Peifer.

Sept. 19-21. Rochester, MN. For more information please text or email your email address and phone number to Meg Robsahm at 425-422-8455 or meg.robsahm@gmail.com. Please put “Oncology Massage Class” in the subject line. You may also visit www.CompassionateTherapies.com. Instructor/registrar: Meg Robsahm.

Oct. 3-5. Anamosa, IA. Carlson College. For more info contact www.carlsoncollege.com or call 319-462-3402. Instructor: Meg Robsahm. Registrar Carlson College.

Oct. 3-5. Port Townsend, WA. Port Townsend School of Massage. Contact Bill Darlington at info@massageeducation.com or 360-379-4066. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

Oct. 10-12. Toledo, OH. Healing Arts Institute. Contact Mary Taylor, director@haiohio.com, 419-874-4496. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

Oct. 11-13. Chico, CA. Enloe Cancer Center. See www.oncologymassagematters.com. Register via email at omm.registration@yahoo.com. Instructor: Isabel Adkins.

Oct. 15-17. Davis, CA. The Massage Therapy Institute. Contact Julie Reynolds at info@mtidavis.com or 530-753-4428. Instructor: Isabel Adkins.

Oct. 17-19. Penfield, NY. Rochester Massage Alliance. For information email info@rochestermassagealliance.com. Instructor: Jean Van Etten.

Nov. 14-16. Portland, OR. Oregon School of Massage, www.oregonschoolofmassage.com, 800-844-3420. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.


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 People Living with Cancer and Instructor Permission.

 2014 Trainings 

Mar. 15-20. Portland, OR. Oregon Health and Science University. Contact Gayle MacDonald at medhands825@gmail.com. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

Nov 29-Dec. 4. Portland, OR. Oregon Health and Science University. Contact Gayle MacDonald at medhands825@gmail.com. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.


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.

 2014 Trainings 

May 2-4. MD. Hosted by Lauren Muser Cates and Healwell. Contact Lauren at Lauren@lighthold.org. Instructor: Jamie Elswick.

Sept. 5-7. San Diego, CA. Contact Johnnette du Rand at johnnette.gtd@gmail.com. Instructor: Jamie Elswick.


Mentoring in the Basics of Oncology Massage
Ongoing

This class is designed to systematically mentor therapists who have completed Massage for People Living with Cancer. Therapists will receive one-on-one coaching as well as mentoring through a group process. The second mentoring group is in progress and others are being planned. Mentor: Gayle MacDonald. Please contact Gayle MacDonald at medhands825@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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