Massage for People Living with Cancer

  • Type:
  • Seminar/Workshop
  • Time:
  • 24 hours
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 newfound 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 metastasis 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 Significant time is devoted to hands-on practice including providing a supervised relaxation massage to someone with cancer or a history of cancer.
Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy
Gayle MacDonald
Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
+1(503)477-7051
  • Units:
  • 12
  • Approved by:
  • NB, NS, Alberta
  • Prerequisites:
  • Completetion of massage training
  • Category:
  • Primary
  • Course Target:
  • All Audiences
  • Course Class:
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