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Oncology Massage Certification

Class Schedules

 

NCBTMB Approved Provider #153811-00

Florida Board of Massage Therapy Approved Provider #50-14497

 

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.

 2015 Trainings 

June 5-7. New Paltz, NY. AMTA, Christine Hall at 845-255-3228. Instructor: Jean Van Etten

June 5-7. Glasgow, Scotland. Organiser: Iris Cancer Partnership. Contact Lorna Forrester, info@scottishmassage.co.uk or 07917-757871. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

June 12-14. Rochester, MN. Compassionate Therapies, LLC. Please text Meg at 425-422-8455 for info. Instructor: Meg Robsahm.

June 26-28. Edinburgh, Scotland. Organiser: Iris Cancer Partnership. Contact Lorna Forrester, info@scottishmassage.co.uk or 07917-757871. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

July 24-26. Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. Organiser: Recovery Haven. Contact: Siobhan MacSweeney , recoveryhavenmanager@gmail.com. or 066 7192122. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

July 24-26. Cazenovia, NY. The Beattie Sanctuary, thebeattiesanctuary@gmail.com. Instructor: Jean Van Etten

Aug. 28-30. Toledo, OH. Healing Arts Institute. Contact Mary Taylor, director@haiohio.com, 419-874-4496. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

Sept. 18-20. Columbus, GA. Virginia College. Registrar: Joan Pinkert, pinkertj@spiritone.com. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

Oct 9-11. Santa Fe, NM. Santa Fe School of Massage. Contact: Lonnie Howard, lonnie@sfsom.com or 505-982-8398. Instructor: Gayle MacDonald.

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.

 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.

 2015 Trainings 

June 6-8. Davis, CA. Hosted by Massage Therapy Institute. Contact Julie Reynolds at julie@mtidavis.com. Instructor: Jamie Elswick.

June 26-28. Washington, DC. Contact Loren Muser Cates at lauren@lighthold.org. Instructor: Jamie Elswick.

July 10-12 2015. Edinburgh, Scotland. Organiser: Scottish Massage Schools. Contact Lorna Forrester, info@scottishmassage.co.uk or 07917-757871. 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.

 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.

 

 

 

Massage for the Chemotherapy Infusion Patient

 

This course is conducted in Portland, Oregon at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). It 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 rheumatoid arthritis, and anemia. There will be 24 contact hours with the massage staff that includes instruction and supervision. Nursing staff will also oversee the therapists during their shifts at the clinics. therapists will perform 12, three-hour shifts on a weekly basis.

 

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