Massage Therapy For People Living With Cancer

3 days – with Gayle MacDonald & Angela Secretan

 

This course provides the information and experience to prepare therapists to work safely and confidently with clients who have a history of cancer or who are currently in treatment for cancer. The focus will be on working with an open heart and developing the art of being present.

Comfort-orientated massage or touch can be offered to people with cancer, regardless of the stage of their condition. The aim is to introduce therapists to the basics of oncology massage and the experience gained from this course will create new found confidence in therapists wishing to, or already working in, this challenging, rewarding and very special work. This training is equally valid and will be equally beneficial whether you work from home or in a clinic, community or NHS setting.

This 3 day course is the foundation to the Iris Cancer Partnership's curriculum. For more details of further training go to www.iriscancerpartnership.org.uk

Gayle MacDonald MS LMT, has worked with cancer patients at Oregon UniversityHospital for over fifteen years, supervising massage therapists working on oncology wards, and in chemotherapy, radiotherapy and bone marrow transplant units.

'Massage for People Living with Cancer' is designed for accredited diploma level Massage graduates. Therapists from other bodywork modalities, nurses and other interested health professional are also invited to apply but may be required to complete an access module in massage therapy and/or anatomy & physiology (depending on their background) prior to starting the course. Please ask for details. 

Dates: 6th-8th May 2017, 9:00am-6:00pm

Location: Dumfries

 

Dates: 18th-20th May 2017, 9:00am-6:00pm

Location: Perth

 

Dates: 18th-20th August 2017, 9:00am-6:00pm

Location: Edinburgh Academy Junior School

 

Dates:6th-8th Sept 2017, 9:00am-6:00pm

Location:Oban

 

Cost: 400.00

(split 200 registration fee, 200 one month before the course)