More about Cancer Care and Massage » How Breast Cancer Treatment Affects Massage Therapy

Instructor: Tracy Walton

How Breast Cancer Treatment Affects Massage Therapy

This is the fourth webinar in the More about Cancer Care and Massage Series. In this session Tracy Walton will untangle the many overwhelming side effects and complications of breast cancer treatment in a clear and easy-to-understand format. These treatments are strong medicine with strong effects, some appearing during a course of treatment, and other ?late effects? arising years later. Being familiar with these responses to treatment is important in planning any massage protocol.

In this webinar you will learn:

How "The Unstable Tissue Principle" makes massage therapy safer for clients treated for breast cancer

Side effects of common Breast Cancer treatments, and how to adjust massage techniques

Why "The DVT Risk Principles" should be applied to massage for at least 12 weeks after breast cancer surgery

You will leave this webinar with an overview of typical breast cancer treatments, common massage adjustments, and additional decision-making resources.
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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