A Weekend of Learning: Oncology and Massage
Tracy Walton & Associates
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 9am-1pm
Massage Therapy and Cancer: Recognizing the Real Issues
4.0 CE hrs
For decades, the fear that massage could spread cancer prevented therapists from working with clients with cancer and cancer histories. Using sound logic and current thinking, we'll debunk that myth, and turn our attention to the real issues, the need for precautions and clinical thinking in order to work safely. We will introduce a simple system for managing the range of scenarios in an oncology population. A visual “Decision Tree” is used to map out a client case, and a simple pressure scale identifies common massage pressures for the safe practice of massage. You’ll leave with a solid list of references and resources in oncology massage, a growing specialty within massage therapy.
Please bring pen and paper, a bottle of lotion, a hand towel or washcloth. No massage tables needed.
Sunday, February 22, 2015, 9am-1pm
Massage during Chemotherapy
4.0 CE hours
Chemotherapy, one of the strongest medicines, has profound effects on the human body. Some of these require adjustments in massage pressure, joint movement, position, scheduling, and other parameters.
In this session we will describe a typical chemotherapy cycle, common effects of chemotherapy on a range of systems, and specific indications and contraindications for massage therapists. For clarity, we will map out massage for chemotherapy in a “Decision Tree” and think through common case scenarios. You’ll leave with a list of interview questions for clients in chemotherapy, and a basic understanding of massage adaptations for a range of side effects.
Please bring pen and paper.
(includes Saturday lunch)
Location: Holiday Inn Express, Peachtree Corners, Norcross
Chapter Rates available
7035 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross, GA 30092
(770) 409-0004 Directions Website