The course is open to licensed, certified, or professional massage therapists; massage students enrolled in a professional training program who have completed Swedish Massage I or the equivalent; body workers certified in other non-invasive modalities; or by instructor permission. This course prepares individuals in giving comfort oriented, relaxation massage/touch to people living with cancer and for those at risk for lymphedema. This is a foundational training course in oncology massage and recognized by S40M (Society for Oncology Massage) as such. On the final day of the training, participants will hold a clinic for cancer patients in the ACM Massage Therapy Lab.
Required Advanced Reading
Because each minute of time available to us in class is precious, some advanced reading is required from Medicine Hands: Massage for People Living with Cancer, 3rd Ed. (2014, Findhorn Press). Please read Chapters 4 and 5. Prior familiarity with some of the subject matter will allow class time to be spent in deeper discussion of the material.
The course is 24 hours over three days. In order to receive a certificate of completion, and 24 CEUs from NCB, participants must attend all 24 hours.
Participants taking this class will be able to:
*This course was developed and is copyrighted by Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT and author of “Medicine Hands”© (1999, 2007 and 2014) and “Massage for the Hospitalized Patient and Medically Frail Client” © (2005).
Course Cost: $480.00
MD Senior Course Cost: $470.00