Continuing Education in Oncology Massage During and After Treatment

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You know how one of your regular clients might come in one day and say they have just been diagnosed with cancer?

We  give you the training for you to know how to continue to work with that client in a safe and compassionate way.

What Is Oncology Massage?

An oncology massage is a client-specific, customized massage session designed to meet the unique and changing needs of someone in treatment for cancer or with a history of cancer treatment. A safe massage plan generally revolves around the side effects (both short- and long-term) of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.

Open to any Licensed Massage Therapist

 

Learn How to Work Safely With Clients who have been diagnosed with Cancer

 

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Oncology Massage Essentials: Basics for Spas and Massage Franchises

8 CEs, Classroom and Hands-on practice

Course Description: This course is for the practicing massage therapist to learn the basics of cancer and cancer treatment and how to work safely and effectively with a client who has had a diagnosis of cancer.  The class will cover a few ways to modify a massage to address safely and comfort concerns before, during, and after treatment, and will also provide information on when to refer a client to a specialist rather than risk harm. This class covers some of the same material as the 24hr CE Oncology Massage Essentials class, but does not provide enough hours to become a preferred provider with the Society for Oncology Massage.

$195

$175

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Course Outline: Definition of Oncology Massage, How Cancer Starts and Spreads, Standard Precautions, Levels of Pressure for Oncology Massage, Cancer Treatments and Side Effects, 2 Hands-on Sessions, Options for additional information and training. There will be a lunch break.
Prerequisite: Licensed Massage Therapist
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Cost: $175 (normally $195) for Therapists $75 (Normally $95) for managers, owners, and front desk staff (no CE credit)
Class size: Minimum 8, Maximum 16
Instructors: Lucy Allen, BCTMB & Kathy Hallman, OCN

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Oncology Massage Essentials (24 CE's) - Coming Feb. 2019

This course is for the practicing massage therapist to learn how to work safely and effectively with a client who has had a diagnosis of cancer.  The class will cover how to modify a massage to address safely and comfort concerns before, during, and after treatment, including late-term effects of treatment.

$480

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The class is a combination of lecture, class participation, and hands-on experience including a clinic on the last day with cancer survivors or peer-to-peer massages incorporating the information and modifications to massage presented in the first two days. At the conclusion of the course, the massage therapist will have the minimum requirements to apply to the Society for Oncology Massage as a Preferred Practitioner.

Prerequisite: Licensed Massage Therapist (provide State and Lic Number). Proof of professional liability insurance
Course Text: Gayle McDonald Medicine Hands.
Instructors: Lucy Allen, LMBT and Kathy Hallman, OCN
Date of next class: Feb 22-24, 2019, 9am-6pm each day
Location: Greenville SC at Bon Secours St. Francis Millennium Medical Office Building, 2 Innovation Drive
Tuition: $480 up to 22 days before the course, $515 21 days or fewer
Cancellation Policy: [working on it]

Outpatient Cancer Center Massage  (15 CE) - Coming ??? 

This course is for the massage therapist who has already completed a foundation class in Oncology Massage (at least 24 CE and approved by Society for Oncology Massage) and would like to deepen their learning through application in the Infusion Center.

$275

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Prerequisites—completion of 24 hr Onc Massage Foundation Class; negative TB Test)

The class will review the information from the foundation course, address additional concerns for working in the hospital and outpatient infusion environment, and teach hands-on techniques for hand and foot massage in the Infusion Center. Approximately half of the class will be hands-on practice in the outpatient clinic.

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