16 CEs | Essentials of Oncology Massage - Instructor Lin Roussel | $275
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About the Event
Massage therapy for individuals with cancer used to be contraindicated. Nowadays with the right training and experience, massage therapists can safely use skilled touch to help soothe pain, discomfort, insomnia, anxiety, and much more! In this two-day comprehensive course, we focus on what we CAN DO for those living with cancer or are in early remission, and safe techniques used to not only touch someone physically, but spiritually and emotionally as well. Also taught in this class are precautions, contraindications, considerations, safety for the therapist and the client, medication guidelines, and how the mind-body connection is so important in this work. Safe techniques for lymphedema, neuropathy, and touch for the medically frail, as well as draping and positioning, are demonstrated and practiced. Self-awareness exercises, short videos and readings, guest speakers, and discussions about personal experiences with cancer round out this two-day introductory class. Please bring writing materials, a set of sheets, shorts, and a tee shirt or tank top to class. Class size is limited.
Lin is a Lancaster, PA based Board Certified, licensed massage therapist, a licensed esthetician, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider.
She is a preferred practitioner and educator for the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM) and has worked as a nurse for 35 years, caring for individuals living with cancer and those who are medically frail.
Lin is a life-long learner and is passionate about teaching as well as acting as a mentor for fellow massage therapists and CE Providers.