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Cancer and Mastectomy

Cancer and Mastectomy Oncology Massage Training

NCBTMB Approved Provider

Presenter: Cheryl Chapman
Hours:  24 Approved for PA License Renewal & NCTMB Approved
Early Registration Fee: $525
         (if paid 14 days in advance of workshop)
Registration Fee: $550 
$100 deposit required to register. 
Times: Friday, Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
            Sunday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Dates: 11/16-18/2018

This 3 day training combines the theory and hands-on for Cancer and specifics for all breast cancers and surgeries. Women with breast cancer are treated for the cancer first and then endure the treatments for breast cancer.

The hands-on techniques in this training are not what you learned in massage school.

This workshop in oncology massage includes a comparative over view of working with a cancer patient. The psychology of cancer, with notes on Hospice, end of life care, and appropriate touch techniques will be covered. There will be extensive hands on work included in this workshop.

You will have many of your questions answered, including:

  • How does it spread?
  • What are the causes?
  • What are the benefits of oncology massage for people living with cancer?
  • When can a client have oncology massage?
  • Will massage spread cancer?
  • How do I protect myself physically, emotionally and psychologically?
  • Do I have to wear gloves?

Also included will be:

  • Discussion of the different cancers, and how they effect the physical, psychological and emotional aspects of care and life.
  • Understand the treatments of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, the side effects and long term complications.
  • Indications and contraindications for touch and bodywork.
  • Appropriate and inappropriate touch, bodywork and oncology massage techniques.
  • Safe levels of touch.
  • Positioning and draping.
  • What is lymphedema?
  • How do I approach a client that has had lymph nodes removed?
  • Ethics, legal issues and documentation.
  • Marketing strategies and public speaking.

You will receive a 200 page oncology massage manual, valuable hand out material and information.
This is a 24 NCBTMB approved course, as well as Florida CE Broker and NY State approved.

Presenter: Cheryl Chapman is a pioneer in massage for Cancer and Mastectomy. An RN since 1965, certified in massage in 1988, she combined her extensive nursing experience of 23 years as an Oncology nurse, Hospice, HIV/AIDS, Cardiac and PostPartum nurse with her wide-ranging knowledge of massage and she produced a comprehensive hands-on training program. Cheryl studied Chinese medicine & massage in NY and China. In 1999 Cheryl became Holistic Nurse Certified (HNC), which further enriched her program. Director of Professional Massage Therapy Associates, specializing in massage for Cancer, Mastectomy, Breast surgeries, Cardio, Hospice, Pre/Post Natal, Infant and Baby instruction, Geriatrics and Relaxation Massage. After completing massage school, Cheryl saw a need for continuing education for Cancer training. In 1990 she taught her first class and has expanded her education program since then.

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To register for this workshop call 800-860-1114 and place your deposit on a charge card or mail a check for the required deposit to:
Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy
3600 Laketon Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15235

Include check made payable to “Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy”, your name, address, email address, phone, name of the workshop and workshop dates. We will send you a confirmation in the mail.  If you are traveling by plane, please confirm the workshop with the school before buying your ticket.  Occasionally we do have to cancel workshops due to low enrollment.  If a workshop is cancelled for any reason our liability is limited to a return of the deposit paid.  If you cancel your participation in a workshop within 21 days of the workshop, there will be no refund if the deposit paid.  Cancellation earlier than 21 days before the workshop will incur a $25 processing fee.  The balance of your deposit will be refunded.