More about Cancer Care and Massage » Breast Cancer and Massage Therapy

Instructor: Tracy Walton

Breast Cancer and Massage Therapy

This is the third course in the More about Cancer Care and Massage Series. In this session Tracy Walton will show you why it is important to know about massage and breast cancer: Over 2.6 million breast cancer survivors live in the US, and approximately 1-in-8 women in the US is expected to develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. A growing number of men are developing this disease, as well. More and more people are seeking massage for support during the cancer journey. Massage therapists who know what to ask and how to work safely may help people cope with the disease, symptoms, and side effects.

In this course you will learn:
• Common clinical presentations of breast cancer
• How the "Cancer Status Questions" and "The Diagnostic Questions" are used to design a safe massage treatment
• Why and how "The Vital Organ Principle" and "The Filter and Pump Principle" can make a massage session safer for a client with advanced breast cancer
Tracy will offer stories, interview questions, and easy-to-use principles in this overview of safety essentials.

Note: This course series reinforces and expands upon some important concepts from the popular Massage in Cancer Care series. This series goes beyond general issues to focus on the two most common cancer types- breast and prostate- with vital information for the massage therapist. Each course series stands alone, and the first cancer series is not required for participation in this series.

You agree to these terms if you purchase this course:

1. You understand that this course offers reliable, yet limited education in massage therapy; therefore, this is not a certification program.

2. You understand that this course provides continuing education hours, and completion of this course does not imply certification, endorsement, or authorization of any sort for my practice or teaching of massage therapy; therefore, you agree to not represent yourself directly or by implication in marketing activities or any communications to clients or others that you are certified, endorsed, or authorized by the Benjamin Institute, or any other agency to practice or teach massage therapy on the basis of participation in this course.

3. You agree to conduct your practice of massage therapy in accordance with the ethical and legal guidelines of the organizations to which you belong or by which you are licensed or registered.

By purchasing this product, you verify your understanding of and agreement to these three statements and limitations.

Series: More about Cancer Care and Massage


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Continuing Education Hours
Foundations of Massage Therapy for Breast and Prostate Cancer: 1.5
Lymphedema Risk: A Hidden Massage Therapy Contraindication : 1.5
Breast Cancer and Massage Therapy: 1.5
How Breast Cancer Treatment Affects Massage Therapy: 1.5
Prostate Cancer, Treatment, and Massage Therapy: 1.5
Teaching Massage to Caregivers: The Touch, Caring, and Cancer Home Instruction Program: 1.5
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TOTAL: 9 CE hours

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