Breast Health, Disease and Massage

Date: Feb 13, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Susanrachel Condon, LM, LMT

Lecture / Hands – On
6 CEs NCBTMB/NY State Certified
Prerequisite: Introduction to Oncology Massage
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This is a full day, lecture and hands-on workshop for professionals who want to take the mystery out of breast health and disease. We will cover breast anatomy – the relationship of breast tissue to surrounding musculoskeletal structures and lymphatic drainage of the chest wall, physiology of lactation, healthy variations in breast tissue, skin lesions, fibrocystic breast tissue and simple cysts, breast pathology and surgery, identifying characteristics of breast cancer, fine needle aspiration, biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, breast reconstruction, breast reduction and implants. Therapeutic indications for breast massage and obtaining informed consent for breast massage are reviewed. In addition, we will discuss teaching clients how to perform empowering self breast exams. There will be a demonstration of a complete breast massage treatment followed by hands-on practice time.

unnamedSusanrachel Condon graduated from the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Midwifery Program in 1998. She is a New York State licensed midwife and maintains a busy, private, primary care and maternity practice in the Hudson Valley. Additionally, she serves as an independent sex and health educator in a variety of venues. Susanrachel was certified to teach childbirth preparation, newborn care and breastfeeding in 1996 by the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEAMNY) and served two terms as President of the CEAMNY Board of Directors.

Susanrachel has been a licensed Massage Therapist since 1991. She served on the faculty of the Swedish Institute College of Massage Therapy & Allied Health Sciences for more than ten years and currently participates extensively in their continuing education program. Since 1994, she has taught Bodywork for the Childbearing Cycle, a nationally accredited certification course for massage and bodywork professionals. She and her husband Richard, a massage therapist and certified Advanced Rolfer, have produced an advanced techniques video on the subject in addition to a labor massage DVD for couples and childbirth professionals. They have also lectured widely as private consultants at conferences, hospitals, birth centers, schools and spas. Susanrachel holds a BFA in Art Therapy from the School of Visual Arts, an MA in Liberal Studies from Brooklyn College. She has studied birth counseling with Gayle Peterson and counseling for pregnant survivors of sexual abuse with Penny Simkin.

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