Brain, Head and Neck Cancer

Date: Jan 7, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Online bookings are not available for this class, please see registration info below.


Ericka Clinton, B.S., LMT

Lecture / Hands–On
Single Class Tuition: $320    Early Bird Tuition: $250
8 CE hours NCBTMB / NYS-certified

Prerequisite: Introduction to Oncology Massage (or equivalent)

To register, contact: michael@catanyc.com

This class introduces massage therapists to cancers of the brain, head and neck. We will cover basic pathology information as well as the depth and breadth of the benefit of bodywork for clients with these cancers.

The day will include a lecture, where we will identify and discuss the types of cancers (including oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, salivary glands, and sinuses), standard approaches to treatment, and the
physical/emotional repercussions of treatment. We will also describe in detail the various postural imbalances and complaints reported by these clients.

The hands-on portion will involve a demonstration of techniques applicable to various complaints and disease progression and time for students to practice. Specific muscle palpation, assessment, and techniques such as myofascial release, muscle stripping, and trigger point therapy will be the focus of the hands-on work. The class will include a review of the MLD protocol from the Lymphedema class.

Therapists will leave this class with the ability to design effective, safe, and therapeutic treatment plans.

Ericka Clinton, B.S., LMT is a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist.  She obtained her license in 1998 after earning a Massage Therapy Diploma from the Swedish Institute.  She has been a faculty member and administrator at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City since 2000.  As a member of the faculty, she has taught practical classes in both Western and Eastern modalities and supervised clinical internships and externships. In 2015 Ericka earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesthetic Neuroscience from Empire State College.

Ericka maintains a private practice as a massage therapist and has worked as a therapist for NY Presbyterian Medical Center’s Integrative Medicine Program, and from 2011-2013 worked at the Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center run by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  She currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Society For Oncology Massage (S4OM) as well as the Managing Director for the Oncology Massage Training Program and the Managing Supervisor for the Clinic at the Center for the Advancement for Therapeutic Arts (CATA).

She currently teaches a variety of continuing education courses for Massage Therapists in NY and outside the US.  Her courses cover various topics such as oncology massage, Shiatsu, medical massage, anatomy, and working with special populations.

 

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