Massage for People with Cancer Continuing Education Offered

Massage for People Living with Cancer will be instructed by Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT, author and massage expert – this March 9 -11, 2012.  Join her at SWIHA’s main campus for this amazing training course.  Although thisMassage CEU Course will be held at SWIHA, it is important to note that this is not a course offered by SWIHA; we are simply the host to support Gayle MacDonald.

*Please contact Joan Pinkert at pinkertj@spiritone.com or 503-236-2564 to sign-up.

This is a 24-hour foundational course that usually runs 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 Settingand Gentle Scar Tissue Mobilization Techniques.

Gayle MacDonald is the author of Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer(Findhorn Press) and Massage for the Hospital Patient and Medically Frail Client (Lippincott Williams and Wilkin).  Her expertise comes from work with oncology patients at Oregon Health and Science University since 1994.  She has also supervised massage students and therapists on the oncology unit, in chemo infusion, radiation oncology, and the bone marrow transplant unit.  Gayle may be contacted at medhands@hotmail.com.

Course Hours

The course is 24 hours long usually over three days. In order to receive acertificate of completion, participants must attend all 24 hours. In thecase of an emergency that prevents the participant from being inattendance for up to 2 hours, the instructor, at her perogative, can assignmake-up work that approximates the missed material.The hours are generally from 9am-6pm each day. Please arrive atleast 20 minutes early on the first day to complete any final registrationtasks. Class will begin on time each day.

Learning Outcomes

• Participants will explore their emotional relationship to cancer.• Participants will be introduced to the basics of metastasis andunderstand the role of genetic mutation in the process of cancer.• Participants will list the cautions needed when massaging cancerpatients who have undergone surgery, radiation, and chemo.• Participants be able to explain the relationship betweenlymphedema and cancer treatment and demonstrate theadjustments needed when working with a client at risk forlymphedema.• Participants will practice the intake process and then perform itwith a cancer patient.• Participants will administer a relaxation massage to a client who hascancer or is recovering from it.

Enrollment Requirement

The course is open to licensed, certified, or professional massagetherapists; massage students enrolled in a professional training progamwho have completed Swedish Massage I or the equivalent; bodyworkerscertified in other non-invasive modalities; or by instructor permission.

Learning Activities

Lecture Hands-on practiceGroup sharing Visual aidsDemonstrationPractice clinic with clients who have a history of cancer treatment.

Required Reading

Because each minute of time available to us in class is precious, someadvanced reading is required from Medicine Hands: Massage for PeopleLiving with Cancer, 2nd Ed. (2007, Findhorn Press). You can go towww.Medicinehands.com to order the text. Prior familiarity with some ofthe subject matter will allow class time to be spent in deeper discussionof the material. The following sections should be read before attendingclass:• All of Chapter 4: Inching Forward: The Need to be Less Demanding• All of Chapter 5: First Do No Harm: Adjusting for Common SideEffects of Cancer Treatment.

What materials will be needed?

• 3-ring binder• Unscented lotion or oil (no containers that require dipping)• 2 sets of clean linen (please, no heavily-scented detergents)• 1 clean beach towel or blanket for client warmth (Day 3 only)• 1 bath towel and 2 hand towels• 2 clean pillows• Massage table (if not provided by sponsor)• Table cleaner• Alcohol-based hand cleaner (such as Purell)• Clip board• Kleenex

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Massage for People Living with Cancer will be instructed by Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT, author and massage expert – this March 9 -11, 2012.  Join her at SWIHA’s main campus for this amazing training course.  Although thisMassage CEU Course will be held at SWIHA, it is important to note that this is not a course offered by SWIHA; we are simply the host to support Gayle MacDonald.

*Please contact Joan Pinkert at pinkertj@spiritone.com or 503-236-2564 to sign-up.

 

This is a 24-hour foundational course that usually runs 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 Settingand Gentle Scar Tissue Mobilization Techniques.

Gayle MacDonald is the author of Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer(Findhorn Press) and Massage for the Hospital Patient and Medically Frail Client (Lippincott Williams and Wilkin).  Her expertise comes from work with oncology patients at Oregon Health and Science University since 1994.  She has also supervised massage students and therapists on the oncology unit, in chemo infusion, radiation oncology, and the bone marrow transplant unit.  Gayle may be contacted at medhands@hotmail.com.

Course Hours

The course is 24 hours long usually over three days. In order to receive acertificate of completion, participants must attend all 24 hours. In thecase of an emergency that prevents the participant from being inattendance for up to 2 hours, the instructor, at her perogative, can assignmake-up work that approximates the missed material.The hours are generally from 9am-6pm each day. Please arrive atleast 20 minutes early on the first day to complete any final registrationtasks. Class will begin on time each day.

Learning Outcomes

• Participants will explore their emotional relationship to cancer.• Participants will be introduced to the basics of metastasis andunderstand the role of genetic mutation in the process of cancer.• Participants will list the cautions needed when massaging cancerpatients who have undergone surgery, radiation, and chemo.• Participants be able to explain the relationship betweenlymphedema and cancer treatment and demonstrate theadjustments needed when working with a client at risk forlymphedema.• Participants will practice the intake process and then perform itwith a cancer patient.• Participants will administer a relaxation massage to a client who hascancer or is recovering from it.

Enrollment Requirement

The course is open to licensed, certified, or professional massagetherapists; massage students enrolled in a professional training progamwho have completed Swedish Massage I or the equivalent; bodyworkerscertified in other non-invasive modalities; or by instructor permission.

Learning Activities

Lecture Hands-on practiceGroup sharing Visual aidsDemonstrationPractice clinic with clients who have a history of cancer treatment.

Required Reading

Because each minute of time available to us in class is precious, someadvanced reading is required from Medicine Hands: Massage for PeopleLiving with Cancer, 2nd Ed. (2007, Findhorn Press). You can go towww.Medicinehands.com to order the text. Prior familiarity with some ofthe subject matter will allow class time to be spent in deeper discussionof the material. The following sections should be read before attendingclass:• All of Chapter 4: Inching Forward: The Need to be Less Demanding• All of Chapter 5: First Do No Harm: Adjusting for Common SideEffects of Cancer Treatment.

What materials will be needed?

• 3-ring binder• Unscented lotion or oil (no containers that require dipping)• 2 sets of clean linen (please, no heavily-scented detergents)• 1 clean beach towel or blanket for client warmth (Day 3 only)• 1 bath towel and 2 hand towels• 2 clean pillows• Massage table (if not provided by sponsor)• Table cleaner• Alcohol-based hand cleaner (such as Purell)• Clip board• Kleenex

Tags: 

Thursday, January 5th, 2012 Continuing EducationMassage