MASSAGE FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH CANCER
Presented by Gayle Mac Donald
Author of ‘Medicine Hands:Massage for people living with Cancer and Massage for the Hospital patient and medically frail patient’
Dates: May 22nd to 24th 2018 (3 days)
Facilitator: Gayle McDonald
Facillitated by highly respected Author,Trainer and Therapist , Gayle Mc Donald,with many years experience working with those affected by cancer.
Gayle MacDonald, M.S., LMT, is the author of Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer and Massage for the Hospital Patient and Medically Frail Client. Since 1994, she has worked with patients and trained massage therapists on the oncology units at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon plus four other hospitals around the US and Scotland.
Since 1998, Gayle has taught continuing education to massage therapists and is the lead teacher for the Oncology Massage Education Associates (OMEA) and a member of the Peregrine Institute of Oncology Massage Training (PIOMT) faculty.
Comfort-oriented massage or touch can be administered to people with cancer regardless of the severity of their condition. The purpose of this class is to train touch therapists in the basics of oncology massage. The experience derived from this training will create new-found confidence in bodyworkers about working with clients, particularly private practice clients, who have cancer or are recovering from it. Therapists who focus on hospice and hospital work will also find this course to be valuable for their special needs patients.
The curriculum includes information on:
– Opening the heart to those with serious illness
– adjustments that must be made for clients who: Are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation or who have a history of it. Have had surgical or medical procedures,Are at risk for lymphedema
– how to perform intake with clients who have a history of cancer treatment
– supervised massage session with a person who has undergone cancer treatment
– Significant time is devoted to hands-on practice with the culminating activity to give a relaxation massage to someone with -cancer or a history of cancer.
Enrolment requirement: The course is open to certified/ professional massage therapists; massage students enrolled in a professional training program who have completed Swedish Massage /Holistic Massage or the equivalent; bodyworkers certified in other non-invasive, gentle modalities; or other therapists by permission of the instructor.
Because each minute of time available to us in class is precious, some advance reading is required from Medicine Hands: Massage for People with Cancer, 3rd Edition (2014, Findhorn Press).
Be sure you have the 3rd Edition. It can be ordered using the Amazon.
The following sections should be read before attending class:
All of Chapter 4: The Side Effects of Cancer Treatment: Why The Need for a Less Demanding Approach
All of Chapter 5: Pressure, Site and Position: An Organizational Framework
All of Chapter 7: First Do No Harm: Adjusting for the Common Side Effects of Cancer Treatments
All of Chapter 8: The New Normal: The Role of Massage During Recovery.
Full course cost- €350
Reservation is secured with a non-refundable deposit of €100
Full payment is required 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form, or Phone Catriona Plunkett 087-6011797
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