12 CE Oncology Swedish & Lymphatic Drainage
This 12 CE Oncology Swedish & Lymphatic Drainage is offered as a 1-day or 2-day Class on the following dates:
- No live classes are available at this time - please click HERE for our highly interactive live webinars!
There will be a 10 minute break every hour of class
This 12 CE Oncology Swedish & Lymphatic Drainage class is taught in two 6-hour segments. 6 hours is spent on Swedish Oncology & Massage for Cancer which includes:
- Learn the History & Timeline of Cancer
- Learn the Bodywork Goals for Cancer Patients & Survivors
- Practice a Client Intake Process to work with Oncology
- View an Instructor Demo of Swedish Oncology Massage
- Practice (and receive) a 30 Min Swedish Oncology Massage Sessions
- A Working with Cancer Lecture
- Learn Oncology Contraindications for Swedish Oncology Massage
- Review "Physician Dialogue" - Questions to ask your Client's Doctor about their Cancer and/or Cancer Treatments
- Review Ethics & Responsibilities in Working with Cancer
The second 6 CE hours of this class includes a scientific theory lesson about the Lymphatic System and how to practice Manual Lymphatic Drainage Techniques for Lymphedema (a common post-cancer treatment need), and other conditions that may contribute to swelling in the extremities, such as tumors (both benign or metatastic. Manual Lymphatic Drainage technical application in this class is limited to the extremities (arms and/or legs).
Did you know that the word "oncos" is from the Greek language which means swelling? According to the American Cancer Society, Greek Physician Galen used the word oncos to describe tumors (swollen cancerous tissues). Learn this and more in this fascinating and powerful oncology bodywork class.
12 CE Oncology Swedish & Lymphatic Drainage CE Broker Course #20-720446
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This live class will be held at: CE Institute LLC, 111 NE 1st Street, Miami FL 33132.
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This oncology class was written and is taught by CE Institute LLC Founder, Selena Belisle. When Selena sought formal “full body” massage therapy training in 1995 in a 1,000+ hour program at the Massage Institute of New England, she was taught that it was contraindicated to massage anyone with cancer. Back in the 1990s (and earlier), it was thought that massaging anyone with cancer could “spread their cancer”. We know today that was totally false. Today, and in this class, we teach something entirely different. Today, we have new information about how to appropriately work with clients who are suffering with cancer, those who are undergoing intensive cancer treatments, and those who are in remission but have detrimental after-effects.
Selena started in the industry with sports massage in 1989. Over the past 3 decades, she has worked with thousands of cancer patients and survivors. This included her own personal practice with oncology clients, plus a decade of managing over 40 other massage therapists, 4 acupuncturists and 4 chiropractors in an alternative health care practice which she founded in Braintree & Quincy, Massachusetts, until she sold in 2005. She then spent another 5-years training and managing a 2nd staff as a Newbury Street Spa Owner in Boston, MA from 2005-2010. The spa provided esthetic skin care services (facials, body scrubs, wraps, etc.) which created a greater awareness of working with skin cancers.
A few years ago, Selena was diagnosed with Melanoma, the most severe form of skin cancer. Her father is also a melanoma skin cancer survivor. Selena works closely with Impact Melanoma, to help professionals recognize and alert clients to any concerning skin/mole changes. Selena has also volunteered in the chemotherapy infusion unit at the Miami Cancer Institute in 2017/2018. She has taken numerous seminars in live and online education about working with cancer over the past 3 decades. And she has spent countless hours studying the ever-changing evolution of oncology research and practice. You can view a more complete list of Selena’s accolades including her publications, training and experience by clicking HERE.
Selena also won a 2017 Award from Dana Farber & the Jimmy Fund for: “in recognition of extraordinary support of research and patient care at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, leading to breakthroughs against cancer”. With Selena’s massive, award winning experience in oncology care, she created this comprehensive oncology bodywork class which is 100% resourced with scientific research and data. Selena’s history, studies, practice and instruction of working with people with cancer and cancer survivors, makes her one of the foremost leading industry instructors of oncology bodywork education today.