Breast Cancer Analysis and Treatment Approach from a Shiatsu/5 Element Perspective

Date: Aug 2, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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


Joy A. McIlvaine, MS, RN, ANP-BC, LAc and Michael Alicia, LMT

Lecture / Hands-on
$200
Prerequisite: Introduction to Oncology Massage
6 CE hours NCBTMB / NYS-certified

In this class we will dialogue, discuss, and together unpack what breast cancer is from a Five Element perspective as well as look at the nature of both cancer and chemotherapy as pathogenic factors. We will discuss what organ dysfunctions occur creating the state of cancer, and then how that itself disrupts the proper function of other organs leading to secondary issues. This will be followed by dialogue and discussion of treatment goals, effective points to incorporate, and treatment approaches. This class also culminates in hands-on practice, making the material tangible and more readily able to incorporate into your practice.

McIlvaine photo copyJoy A. McIlvaine, MS, RN, ANP-BC, LAc is an educator for nurses and therapists and she has practiced massage therapy for over 20 years. She currently works as a Nurse Education Manager at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City. She has a varied history of studies including massage therapy, therapeutic yoga, meditation, Jin Shin Jyutsu and Asian Medicine including acupressure, acupuncture and herbal therapy. She received her Masters of Oriental Medicine from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, CA and had a private practice in Mill Valley, CA. With a desire towards the integrative vision of medicine, Joy studied nursing and received an Adult Nurse Practitioner degree from Columbia University in New York City. Her training included a specialty in Herbs, Nutraceuticals and Supplements and a second specialty in Palliative and End-of-Life Care. She also completed a post-graduate fellowship in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Center for Health and Healing. For CATA’s Oncology Massage Training and Certification curriculum, she teaches courses in Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help; Palliative and End-of-Life Care; Ethics, Professionalism & Boundaries; and Asian Bodywork & Energetics.

MichaelAlicia-featuredMichael Alicia, LMT is the Founder and Director of CATA, NYC. He has been a licensed massage therapist since 1992 with a thriving practice in Manhattan. Referrals come from long-time satisfied clients, New York’s Broadway and Ballet communities, as well as doctors and chiropractors who prescribe massage for acute injury, chronic pain, stress reduction and performance enhancement. His therapeutic sessions are crafted with an eye toward resolving chronic problems using a variety of techniques, including various forms of massage like Swedish, deep tissue, medical massage, shiatsu and Thai massage, while also including rehabilitative exercises in the form of stretching and strengthening exercises.

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