Clinical Applications & Intake Considerations for Working With Oncology Patients

Date: Sep 9, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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

Instructor: Michael Alicia, 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)

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In this class students will assimilate the material from the Core foundational classes, Introduction to Oncology Massage, Lymphedema Awareness for the ‘At Risk’ Oncology Client and Pharmacological Considerations for Oncology Massage with the overall goal of integrating the material into a clinical setting. Students will begin learning and practicing the process of assessment for performing an oncology massage intake, including precautions, contraindications, and considerations for surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, cancer drugs, and their side-effects, and risks and treatment options for patients ‘at-risk’ for lymphedema.

The practical portion of the class will include review and practicing appropriate draping, bolstering, and touch pressures for working with oncology patients, bolstering techniques for working with medical devices and the debilitating side-effects of cancer treatment, and safe practices including donning and doffing of PPE and proper body mechanics.

Michael Alicia, LMT, has been practicing massage since 1992 and an instructor at the Swedish Institute since 1994. His practice and teaching encompass both Eastern and Western massage techniques including Shiatsu, Thai massage, and Swedish massage in its many applications. Michael worked with Felicia Newsome starting in 2014, to create what is arguably the most comprehensive oncology massage training program in the United States. Many of the graduates of the CATA Oncology Massage Training and Specialty Certificate Program have gone on to work at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Mt. Sinai, and NYU Langone Health Hospitals. Alicia is the Executive Director of CATA and Cornerstone Oncology Massage Foundation, a not-for-profit created to provide funding for oncology massage treatment, training, and research.

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