Self-Paced Home Study 24 CE Advanced Oncology Bodywork with Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Please do not register for this course unless you are able to complete it within 2-weeks of purchase, because no training extension can be provided for any reason. We offer extremely discounted training, and maintain a robust and reliable online training system, because we do not allow students to linger in our home study system for excessive periods of time with unfinished coursework which would overload our systems during this busy time of year, and also increase our costs and prices.
This course is approved by NCBTMB, FL, SC, GA & TN boards of massage and all states that accept NCBTMB hours. FL Board accepts this homestudy course as its "regular" hands-on relevant to massage technique CE credit for the Aug 31, 2023 license renewal period.
If you are taking this training for CE credit outside of Florida, please check with your own board to ensure you will receive the credit you need PRIOR TO registering or paying for this class. Homestudy training is nonrefundable and this course must be completed within 14-days of purchase or else it will expire.
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This 24 CE class is our combined 12 CE Swedish Oncology & Bodywork for Cancer PLUS our 12 CE Hour Manual Lymphatic Drainage Extremities Basics training. 12 hours will be spent learning about cancer and how to work with in an Oncology Swedish side-lying and semi-recumbent massage, mini foot reflexology and a Sweet Session™ for those who are contraindicated for regular bodywork. Another 12 hours will be spent learning about the lymphatic system, and how to perform lymphatic drainage on arms and legs in both acute and chronic settings, such as with lymphedema, a common side effect of cancer. Combined, these 24 CE hours provide an incredible experience and review on the many different ways a massage therapist can safely work with cancer patients and survivors.
PLEASE NOTE: This 24 CE hour training is to guide therapists on how to work with cancer. It does not include full body or advanced post-surgical manual lymphatic drainage training. MOST cancer patients and survivors will only seek MLD service on their affected arm or leg due to lymphedema/chronic swelling/oncology damage. Therapists seeking to learn full body or more advanced post-surgical manual lymphatic drainage should take our exclusive 18 CE or 24 CE manual lymphatic drainage course which teaches post-surgical and full body MLD. You can find all of our manual lymphatic drainage courses by clicking HERE.
- 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
- Watch an instructor demonstration (and practice along if you wish) a Sidelying Swedish Oncology Massage Session
- Lecture: Working with Cancer
- 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
- Review the Definition of Oncology
- Learn Different Oncology "Causes"
- Learn About Metastasis
- Review Cancer Types
- Review Cancer Classifications
- Talk About What’s it like with Cancer
- Skin Cancer Review
- See the Symptoms of Cancer
- Learn an Alternative Form of Bodywork Called a "Sweet Session" - for Cancer Patients & Survivors who are Contraindicated for Regular Massage
- Review an Oncology Client's Immunity, Impact & Sanitation
- Review Carcinogens and Virus
- Learn the Different Cancer Treatments you may work with as a Massage Therapist
- 10 Minute Zone Reflexology Session - Instructor Demo with Protocol and Student Practice Along
- Specialized Oncology Massage for the Pectoral Girdle
- Side-lying Swedish Oncology Massage
- Semi-Recumbent Swedish Oncology Massage
- Two different protocols for arms and legs MLD treatment (one for chronic swelling i.e. lymphedema, a 2nd protocol for acute swelling i.e. sports injury)
- Lymphedema Education and How Lymphatic Drainage is Used with Cancer and Cancer Treatments
- Lymphatic Drainage History
- Lymphatic Cells, Tissues & Organs
- Lymphatic Diseases & Disorders
- Lymphatic Drainage Contraindications
- Lymphatic Drainage Definition & Benefits
- Lymphatic Complications with Oncology
- Information & Organizations that Support Lymphatic Conditions
- Students activities to learn how to mimic MLD hands-on techniques prior to application
- Two separate instructor demonstrations of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Techniques and Sequences for the Extremities (Arms & Legs)
- Student Practice Along Time of Manual Lymphatic Drainage for the Extremities (Arms & Legs)
- The MLD training in this oncology class does not include full body or advanced post-surgical education. Please visit our 18 or 24 CE MLD training if you are seeking a greater amount of MLD training than what can be covered in 2-days in this oncology class. Thank you.
24 CE Advanced Oncology Bodywork with Manual Lymphatic Drainage CE Broker Course #20-968012
Massage Magazine has published CE Institute LLC Instructor Selena Belisle in Oncology Bodywork breakthroughs:
About your Instructors
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.
Wendy Langen PA-C, MCMSc, LMT, also teaches these classes. Wendy is a graduate of the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1992. Wendy returned to the Sarasota school as a licensed graduate to teach Anatomy and Physiology in the 90’s.
Wendy went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Clinical Medical Science from Barry University in 2000. Today, she is a licensed and nationally-certified physician assistant. Wendy currently holds a primary faculty position at the Barry University Physician Assistant Program, in addition to teaching CE Classes part-time at CE Institute LLC.
Wendy has an extensive medical, teaching and research background that surpasses most massage therapy instructors. She has worked in diagnostic medicine and has been repeatedly published in the medical community. You can view more about Wendy’s accolades by clicking HERE.