This class will give the massage therapist a working knowledge of Oncology Massage, including 3 hours of Research Literacy, focusing on becoming confident and competent to do a peer-reviewed literature search online, specifically on Oncology massage research.The afternoon will include lecture, practical hands on demonstration and practice of appropriate modalities including reflexology, acupressure, and breath awareness exercises as a supportive protocol for the cancer client.
Study will include specific side effects of cancer treatment for surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, including modifications for massage treatment. Understanding of the impact of cancer treatment; physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually will be discussed as it impacts our work as massage therapists.
As a massage therapist for over 30 years, and specifically over 15 years working with cancer patients, both in the hospital, cancer center, cancer infusion room, and private practice, I have found this work to be challenging and also gratifying. In addition to my work in the hospital environment,my work today includes working with elders in nursing homes, a private practice, and teaching at ASIS in Flagstaff. Massage therapists today have an opportunity to have a positive impact supporting those who have or are currently experiencing cancer, and I am grateful to share my knowledge and experience to insure massage therapy is offered in a safe and compassionate way. Principal author of article “The effects of massage therapy on pain management in the acute care setting”, which was published by the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, in 2010 (IJTMB.org)
Attune your senses, technique and practice in this restorative day of technique. Learn appropriate use of Aromatherapy with reflexology, scalp massage, lymphatic work and the rich content and wisdom of this compassionate Class. CE's 7 $185
Chinese – Thai massage for back pain includes specific stretches, Thai massage techniques and Chinese Acupressure used to alleviate back pain. Since back pain is one of the most common complaints, this is a good modality to practice. You will get remarkable results using these techniques. $80
STIR THE SYSTEM, from the treatment points and portions of the foot with Thai Foot Massage, works on the energy lines of the lower legs to the knees with Winnie Cain, CE's 16 $ 295
Enjoy the marveous techniques and deep long stetches that make Thai Massage such a gentle and unique therapy The effective use of the practitioner’s body weight is instrumental in the practice. Five day immersion of professional techniques with Winnie Cain CE's 30 $ 545
Bringing your practice to the Client. Bedside in Hospitals, Group Homes, Treatment Centers or during a period of recovery. CE's 8 $ 195
Polarity is a profound tool to integrate in your practice. Learn simple ways of soothing or stimulating the energetic balance of the body. This Sunday the Expression of Ether CE's 5 $ 115 Alumni $90
Polarity is a profound tool to integrate in your practice. Learn simple ways of soothing or stimulating the energetic balance of the body. This Sunday the Expression of AIR CE's 5 $ 125
SOOTHE THE SENSES, with this aromatic traditional treatment. Learn the Ancient Art of Abhyanga oil massage. Refine your treatments and have practice receiving and hands on, in this day of Ayurvedic skills training with Clinton Horner, CE's 8 $ 185
Balancing FIRE Elemental Expressions. Bring the principles of POLARITY THERAPY to your practice and your life. Working with the Positive & Negative Poles of the body CE's 5 $125