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Oncology Considerations for Manual Lymph Drainage - An Advanced MLD Course Tucson-Februrary 2024

This course will focus on safe ways to use manual lymphatic drainage when working on patients with cancer and histories of cancer treatments. Students will learn about oncology including epidemiology, metastasis and cancer treatments. Contraindications and bodywork considerations will be addressed as therapists explore protocols for common side effects of cancer and its treatments such as Lymphedema and Axillary Web Syndrome. 

Class Topics:

  • Introduction to cancer types
  • How cancer manifests in the body
  • Metastasis
  • Oncological treatments
  • Side effects to common treatments
  • Bodywork adjustments related to oncology work
  • Contraindications and precautions
  • Review of the lymphatic system
  • Lymphedema, breast and prostate oncology, Axillary Web Syndrome
  • Manual lymphatic drainage protocols
  • Administrative considerations including documentation and scope of practice

This course is delivered in a hybrid format including home study, live webinar and in-person class time. Students will complete 4 hours of home study followed by the two 4-hour live webinar components. Therapists will then be able to join any scheduled 2-day in-person class for the hands-on portion of the course. 

Pre-requisites

This Advanced MLD course is open to manual lymph drainage certified therapists, (certified through ACOLS or equivalent) and certified lymphedema therapists.

*NOTE: Call ACOLS for the course and alumni discounts BEFORE selecting PayPal.

 

Instructor:
Date/Time: February 24th - February 25th 2024 , 8am - 5pm
Location: Tucson Campus, 639 N 6th Avenue, Tucson AZ 85705
Tuition: $1,100
Payment Info: NOTE: Call ACOLS for the course and alumni discounts BEFORE selecting PayPal. (772) 589-3355 Discounts are: 10% for Alumni and anyone who has taken a previous ACOLS course
Prerequisite:
Registration Contact: https://www.acols.com/courses/detail.php?id=2245664000077496926
Continuing Education Credits: 28 CE Hours
To register for this workshop contact the email address listed in the description

Upcoming Workshops

2024:

February:

  • Oncology Considerations for Manual Lymph Drainage - An Advanced MLD Course Tucson-Februrary 2024 - Tucson

    February 24th - February 25th 2024 , 8am - 5pm

    Presented by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies - In this course, students will learn how to perform manual lymphatic drainage to safely work with people with cancer and with a history of oncology treatments. This course is delivered in a hybrid format including home study, live webinar and in-person class time. Students will complete 4 hours of home study followed by the two 4-hour live webinar components. Therapists will then be able to join any scheduled 2-day in-person class for the hands-on portion of the course.  

    CE Hours: 28         Cost $1,100

March:

  • The Trauma-Informed Massage Therapist Mesa-March 2024 - Mesa

    March 1st 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This class will begin with a thorough definition of trauma, including the three types. Next, we will explore the neuroscience involved and what it tells us about the impact of trauma. Last, we will explore the stages of trauma treatment and how massage therapy can be a part of the therapeutic process.

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $120        **Webinar Option Available**

  • Working with Eating Disorders as a Bodyworker Mesa-March 2024 - Mesa

    March 2nd 2024, 9am-1pm

    This class will take a look at how eating disorders can affect the body and massage considerations to support clients. 

    CE Hours: 4         Cost $80   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • What every Bodyworker needs to understand about Secondary Trauma Stress and Compassion Fatigue Mesa-March 2024 - Mesa

    March 2nd 2024, 2pm-5pm

    This class will take a look at how Secondary Trauma Stress/Compassion Fatigue can affect massage therapists. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Reiki Level 1 Tucson-March 2024 - Tucson

    March 4th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This class provides a working knowledge and techniques for Reiki Level I therapy. 

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $130

  • Certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) Mesa- March 2024 - Mesa

    March 6th - March 10th 2024 , 8am - 5pm

    Presented by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies - This course will assist therapists in developing treatment sequences for the management of edema of various geneses including post-traumatic and post-surgical edema; as well as several pathologies such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, chronic pain reduction, and others. 

    CE Hours: 40         Cost $1,250  **Hybrid Option Available**

  • Aromatherapy for Mental Health Tucson-March 2024 - Tucson

    March 11th 2024, 10am-1pm

    Learn how essential oils can influence your client and decrease stress levels. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $70

  • Massage for Injury Rehab: Head and Neck Tucson-March 2024 - Tucson

    March 15th 2024, 9am-4pm

    This class will take an in depth look at injuries and massage techniques to support recovery of the head and neck. 

    CE Hours: 6      Cost: $150

  • Advanced MLD - Management of Post Plastic Surgery Procedures Mesa-March 2024 - Mesa

    March 16th - March 19th 2024 , 8am - 5pm

    Presented by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies - This course will assist therapists in developing treatment sequences and protocols specific to post surgery of Liposuction, Breast Surgeries, Tummy Tucks, and Brazilian Butt Lifts. This will include and discuss the techniques, contraindications, risk factors, and protocols related to these surgeries. 

    CE Hours: 28         Cost $1,100

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Lower Leg Mesa- March 2024 - Mesa

    March 22nd 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order.  

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

April:

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Arm Mesa- April 2024 - Mesa

    April 13th 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) Tucson-April 2024 - Tucson

    April 17th - April 21st 2024 , 8am - 5pm

    Presented by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies - This course will assist therapists in developing treatment sequences for the management of edema of various geneses including post-traumatic and post-surgical edema; as well as several pathologies such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, chronic pain reduction, and others. 

    CE Hours: 40         Cost $1,250  **Hybrid Option Available**

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Shoulder Mesa-April 2024 - Mesa

    April 19th 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Advanced MLD - Management of Post Plastic Surgery Procedures Tucson-April 2024 - Tucson

    April 25th - April 28th 2024 , 8am - 5pm

    Presented by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies - This course will assist therapists in developing treatment sequences and protocols specific to post surgery of Liposuction, Breast Surgeries, Tummy Tucks, and Brazilian Butt Lifts. This will include and discuss the techniques, contraindications, risk factors, and protocols related to these surgeries. 

    CE Hours: 28         Cost $1,100

  • Massage for Injury Rehab: Head and Neck Flagstaff-April 2024 - Flagstaff

    April 26th 2024, 9am-4pm

    This class will take an in depth look at injuries and massage techniques to support recovery of the head and neck. 

    CE Hours: 6      Cost: $150

  • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training 2024 Mesa-2024 - Mesa

    April 26th - December 29th 2024 , Class schedule and times listed

    Become an approved RYT-200 with Yoga Alliance. This Yoga Teacher Training is special . . .
    Developed and taught by a licensed professional counselor who specializes in trauma.  Program begins April 2024!!!

    **Hybrid and Completely Virtual Option Available**

    CE Hours: 180         Cost $2,200 or $2,050            (No CE Hours Cost: $1,950 or $1,800)  

May:

  • Understanding ADHD and how it is treated Mesa-May 2024 - Mesa

    May 2nd 2024, 10am-1pm

    This class will take a look at how ADHD and treatments for AHD affects the body and massage considerations to support clients. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Understanding your clients who have Autism Spectrum Disorder Mesa-May 2024 - Mesa

    May 2nd 2024, 2pm-5pm

    This class will take a look at how Autism Spectrum Disorder affects the body and massage considerations to support clients. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • The Trauma-Informed Massage Therapist Mesa-May 2024 - Mesa

    May 3rd 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This class will begin with a thorough definition of trauma, including the three types. Next, we will explore the neuroscience involved and what it tells us about the impact of trauma. Last, we will explore the stages of trauma treatment and how massage therapy can be a part of the therapeutic process.

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $120        **Webinar Option Available**

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Trunk Mesa-May 2024 - Mesa

    May 4th 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order.  

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Essentials of Cranial-Sacral Flagstaff-May 2024 - Flagstaff

    May 4th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This introductory class provides a working knowledge and techniques for Cranial-Sacral therpy. 

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $130

  • Cranial-Sacral Part II Flagstaff-May 2024 - Flagstaff

    May 5th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This introductory class provides a working knowledge and techniques for Cranial-Sacral therpy. 

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $130

  • Advanced MLD - Management of Post Plastic Surgery Procedures Mesa-May 2024 - Mesa

    May 16th - May 19th 2024 , 8am - 5pm

    Presented by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies - This course will assist therapists in developing treatment sequences and protocols specific to post surgery of Liposuction, Breast Surgeries, Tummy Tucks, and Brazilian Butt Lifts. This will include and discuss the techniques, contraindications, risk factors, and protocols related to these surgeries. 

    CE Hours: 28         Cost $1,100

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Hip Mesa-May 2024 - Mesa

    May 24th 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

June:

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Lower Leg Mesa-June 2024 - Mesa

    June 1st 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order.  

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Understanding ADHD and how it is treated Flagstaff-June 2024 - Flagstaff

    June 1st 2024, 10am-1pm

    This class will take a look at how ADHD and treatments for AHD affects the body and massage considerations to support clients. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Understanding your clients who have Autism Spectrum Disorder Flagstaff-June 2024 - Flagstaff

    June 1st 2024, 2pm-5pm

    This class will take a look at how Autism Spectrum Disorder affects the body and massage considerations to support clients. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • The Trauma-Informed Massage Therapist Flagstaff-June 2024 - Flagstaff

    June 2nd 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This class will begin with a thorough definition of trauma, including the three types. Next, we will explore the neuroscience involved and what it tells us about the impact of trauma. Last, we will explore the stages of trauma treatment and how massage therapy can be a part of the therapeutic process.

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $120        **Webinar Option Available**

  • Certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) Tucson-June 2024 - Tucson

    June 12th - June 16th 2024 , 8am - 5pm

    Presented by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies - This course will assist therapists in developing treatment sequences for the management of edema of various geneses including post-traumatic and post-surgical edema; as well as several pathologies such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, chronic pain reduction, and others. 

    CE Hours: 40         Cost $1,250  **Hybrid Option Available**

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Neck, Head and Face Mesa-June 2024 - Mesa

    June 14th 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order.  

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Cranial-Sacral Part II Tucson-June 2024 - Tucson

    June 17th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This introductory class provides a working knowledge and techniques for Cranial-Sacral therpy. 

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $130

  • Advanced MLD - Management of Post Plastic Surgery Procedures Tucson-June 2024 - Tucson

    June 20th - June 23rd 2024 , 8am - 5pm

    Presented by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies - This course will assist therapists in developing treatment sequences and protocols specific to post surgery of Liposuction, Breast Surgeries, Tummy Tucks, and Brazilian Butt Lifts. This will include and discuss the techniques, contraindications, risk factors, and protocols related to these surgeries. 

    CE Hours: 28         Cost $1,100

  • Essentials of Cranial-Sacral Mesa-June 2024 - Mesa

    June 27th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This introductory class provides a working knowledge and techniques for Cranial-Sacral therpy. 

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $130

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Shoulder Mesa-June 2024 - Mesa

    June 29th 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

July:

  • Cranial-Sacral Part II Mesa-July 2024 - Mesa

    July 1st 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This introductory class provides a working knowledge and techniques for Cranial-Sacral therpy. 

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $130

  • Developmental Psychology and our Chakra System Flagstaff-July 2024 - Flagstaff

    July 6th - July 7th 2024 , 10am-5pm, with a lunch break midday

    In this transformational class, you will walk away with the understanding of how your Chakra System is
    an energetic structure in which you can organize your life force.

    CE Hours: 13         Cost $270       

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Arm Mesa-July 2024 - Mesa

    July 12th 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Yin Yoga Mesa-July 2024 - Mesa

    July 25th 2024, 10am-3:30pm

    This class covers the history, benefits and contraindications, physiological affects/stress
    response/trauma recovery, of Yin Yoga. Students will practice with a variety of yoga poses on how to
    adapt them to achieve the restorative benefits.

    CE Hours: 5         Cost $100   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Hip Mesa-July 2024 - Mesa

    July 27th 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Yoga Nidra Mesa-July 2024 - Mesa

    July 29th 2024, 10am-3:30pm

    This class covers the history, benefits and contraindications, physiological affects/stress
    response/trauma recovery, of Yoga Nidra. Students will practice with a variety of yoga poses on how to
    adapt them to achieve the restorative benefits.

    CE Hours: 5         Cost $100   **Webinar Option Available**  

August:

  • Understanding ADHD and how it is treated Tucson-August 2024 - Tucson

    August 1st 2024, 10am-1pm

    This class will take a look at how ADHD and treatments for AHD affects the body and massage considerations to support clients. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Understanding your clients who have Autism Spectrum Disorder Tucson-August 2024 - Tucson

    August 1st 2024, 2pm-5pm

    This class will take a look at how Autism Spectrum Disorder affects the body and massage considerations to support clients. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) Mesa-August 2024 - Mesa

    August 7th - August 11th 2024 , 8am - 5pm

    Presented by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies - This course will assist therapists in developing treatment sequences for the management of edema of various geneses including post-traumatic and post-surgical edema; as well as several pathologies such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, chronic pain reduction, and others. 

    CE Hours: 40         Cost $1,250  **Hybrid Option Available**

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Trunk Mesa-August 2024 - Mesa

    August 16th 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order.  

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Integrating Thai Massage in your massage sessions Flagstaff-August 2024 - Flagstaff

    August 17th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    An introduction Thai techniques class, for both prone and supine stretches, that can be used to integrate
    Thai techniques on the massage table.

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $130       

  • The Trauma-Informed Massage Therapist Flagstaff-August 2024 - Flagstaff

    August 18th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This class will begin with a thorough definition of trauma, including the three types. Next, we will explore the neuroscience involved and what it tells us about the impact of trauma. Last, we will explore the stages of trauma treatment and how massage therapy can be a part of the therapeutic process.

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $120        **Webinar Option Available**

  • Restorative Yoga Mesa-August 2024 - Mesa

    August 22nd 2024, 10am-3:30pm

    This class covers the history, benefits and contraindications, physiological affects/stress
    response/trauma recovery, of restorative yoga. Students will practice with a variety of yoga poses on
    how to adapt them to achieve the restorative benefits.

    CE Hours: 5         Cost $100   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Neck, Head and Face Mesa-August 2024 - Mesa

    August 24th 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order.  

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Yoga Nidra Mesa-August 2024 - Mesa

    August 26th 2024, 10am-3:30pm

    This class covers the history, benefits and contraindications, physiological affects/stress
    response/trauma recovery, of Yoga Nidra. Students will practice with a variety of yoga poses on how to
    adapt them to achieve the restorative benefits.

    CE Hours: 5         Cost $100   **Webinar Option Available**  

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