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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 

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.

 2015 Trainings 

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

Mar. 6-8. Dallas, TX. Parker University. Contact Gayle MacDonald at medhands825@gmail.com. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

April 10-12. Portland, OR. Oregon School of Massage, www.oregonschoolofmassage.com, 800-844-3420. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

April 11-13. Davis, CA. Massage Therapy Institute. Contact Julie Reynolds info@mtidavis.com, 530-753-4428. Instructor: Isabel Adkins.

June 19-21. Glasgow, Scotland. Organiser: Iris Cancer Partnership. Contact Lorna Forrester, info@scottishmassage.co.uk or 07917-757871. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

June 26-27. Edinburgh, Scotland. Organiser: Iris Cancer Partnership. Contact Lorna Forrester, info@scottishmassage.co.uk or 07917-757871. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

Oct. 14-16. Davis, CA. Massage Therapy Institute. Contact Julie Reynolds info@mtidavis.com, 530-753-4428. Instructor: Isabel Adkins.

Oct. 23-25. Peoria, IL. Hult Center for Healthy Living. Contact: Mary Peifer at bodykneadsllc@gmail.com or 309-219-1790. Instructor: Mary Peifer.

Nov. 20-22. 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.

 2015 Trainings 

Mar. 14-19. Portland, OR. Oregon Health and Science University. Contact Gayle MacDonald at medhands825@gmail.com. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

Nov. 7-12. 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.


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.

 2014 Trainings 

Nov 8. Peoria, IL. Heading OM Yoga Studio. Contact: Mary Peifer at bodykneadsllc@gmail.com or 309-219-1790. Instructor: Mary Peifer.

 2015 Trainings 

April 18. Peoria, IL. Hult Center for Healthy Living. Contact: Mary Peifer at bodykneadsllc@gmail.com or 309-219-1790. Instructor: Mary Peifer.

June 12. Edinburgh, Scotland. Organiser: Scottish Massage Schools. Contact Lorna Forrester, info@scottishmassage.co.uk or 07917-757871. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

 

 

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