More about Cancer Care and Massage

Instructor: Tracy Walton

More about Cancer Care and Massage

Breast cancer and prostate cancer are the two most common cancers in women and men, respectively. In search of support and symptom relief, patients with breast or prostate cancer find their way to massage therapy in spas, franchises, and medical settings. In this lively, interactive course series, Tracy Walton highlights key massage contraindications for these conditions. If you wonder "What questions do I ask a client with prostate cancer?" or "How and why should I modify my massage for certain breast cancer treatments?" or "How do I explain these modifications to my client?" then this is the right series for you!

Tracy answers these questions with clear guidelines, case studies, and resources for further reading and study in oncology massage. She introduces principles and practices of massage for people with cancer, and applies them to specific client scenarios. She even explores the role of massage therapists in teaching caregivers to massage their loved ones. Drawing on 22 years of practice and a wealth of client experience, she offers some basic steps to safe, effective massage practice for these common conditions. Tracy's well-known clarity and compassion come through in each course.

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.


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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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