You are invited to experience the science and art of of serving a very special
clientele and how the work we do truly affects positive outcomes.
This is the introductory class designed to take you from learning the basics of what cancer is, how it manifests itself and moves through the body through the gold standard treatments: Chemotherapy, Surgery, Radiation, Immunotherapy and newer targeted therapies. All of these treatments have profound effects upon the body, many positive and many not so. This weekend training will give you a strong sense of how best to approach and serve this very special population. You will finish this class knowing you will not only be able to keep your clients safe, but you will be able to address the major symptoms, to bring about relief from the severity of those symptoms while oftentimes increasing a sense of well-being. The Art of Boundaries, Intake, and Self-Care topics will be covered as well. Prerequisites: LMT with 1 year experience or at the permission of the Instructor. Current Massage Students must be in their 4th full-time term for consideration.
March 17-19, 2023 BodyMind Studios Portland OR
June 23-25, 2023 East West College Porltand OR
The level 2 class is designed to take a deeper dive into several of the topics we touch upon in the Foundation Class: Metastatic Cancer and the tools for working with clients palliatively; lymphedema and the importance of Manual Lymph Drainage; and integrating the continuum of Robust/Fragile with Pressure, Site, Position and Inching Forward - how and when to do so. Oncology Massage A Path for SERVICE will be introduced. Prerequisites: 24 hour class. This class is a great refresher course, too for the who want to brush up after a bit of a hiatus and also for those who took several on-line trainings but did not get the opportunity to experience the hands-on component during the Covid-19 restrictions of 2020-2022. Please contact Geri directly at 503.781.9635.
May 2023 East West College/BM Studios Portland OR
An introduction to Hospital-based Oncology Massage. Practitioners will have the opportunity to work the inpatient Oncology Floors, Chemo-infusion units and to visit the Radiation Oncology Center. This is an intensive, 5 full days and 1 half day of learning and hands-on massage sessions in the hospital and infusion clinics. You will apply your foundational practices to the hospital setting and learn when and how to use the pressure scale and the energy work introduced in the previous trainings. You will work closely with the current Oncology Massage Therapists at the Knight Cancer Institute. Prerequisites: LMT, minimum 1 year practice as an LMT, and the Oncology Massage 24 or 30 hour Foundational class (Providers accepted include: Gayle MacDonald and any OMEA instructor form the past 5 years, Healwell, Beaumont Hospitals, Greet The Day, Tracy Walton & Associates or any S4OM approved Foundational Course). There will be no exceptions to the prerequisites.
July 30-Aug 4, 2023 OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Portland OR
December 3-8, 2023 OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Portland OR
In this day long class you will learn to use and incorporate the use of energy work in oncology bodywork practices. We use principles of Acupressure, Reflexology, Reiki and limited use of Essential Oils. This is a vibrant, hands on class with 3 trades. These practices will highlight specific protocols for lessening pain, nausea, anxiety, and insomnia with the additional benefit of increasing a greater sense of well-being.
April 8, 2023 BodyMind Studios Portland, OR
September 9, 2023 EWC/BodyMind Studios Portland, OR
Developing and maintaining presence in our work with clients, patients and colleagues can sometimes be challenging with so much information demanding our attention all the time. Through the use of powerful practices and techniques, Geri will take you through a series that have aided and benefited herself and others for more than 30 years and how they can assist you too. This class is highly interactive.
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NOTE: Please contact Geri directly at 503.781.9635 or send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or sign up for classes at BodyMind Studios.
Registration for classes at East West College will be through their website https://www.eastwestcollege.com Call if you are unable to do so.