Foundations in Oncology Massage

Date: Aug 10, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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Offered at the AMTA National Convention in Washington, DC, this 8 CE Oncology 101 class is designed to introduce and educate licensed massage therapists in the safe practices of Oncology Massage. Students will develop a keen appreciation and understanding of the latest concepts in cancer biology and therapeutics.

This course will provide students with a basic understanding of:

• How cellular biology, genetics and immunology affects cancer
• How cancer is defined and classified
• Cancer treatments, side effects and treatment related symptoms
• Medical Devices

The Practicum:
Designed to introduce massage therapists to basic strategies for safe and effective bolstering and touch pressure considerations.

Learning Outcomes:
 Understand the relevance of therapeutic touch in developing a safe and effective treatment plan
 Demonstrate understanding in defining cancer through general definitions, classifications, types, symptoms, devices, staging, treatments and side effects
 Discuss various standard treatment options of surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation
 Discuss treatment side effects and basic complaints that may arise
 Demonstrate proficiency in understanding different types of cancer
 Discuss precautions, contraindications and types of devices to be considered working with Oncology clients
 Demonstrate proficiency in strategizing safe and effective ways to bolster and position Oncology clients
 Properly demonstrate touch pressures to be consider for Oncology clients

IMG_4583Felicia Newsome, LMT is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in oncology massage since 2005. She began comprehensive oncology massage training at Memorial Sloane-Kettering’s Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center (2005 – 2011) working in both the outpatient and hospital settings. She then joined the integrative health team at NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center (2009-2016) rounding out her clinical training in the chemo-infusion setting. In 2014, Felicia co-founded the CATA Oncology Massage Training Program where the mission is to educate massage therapists about the latest concepts in cancer care, and facilitate the investigative, critical thinking and communication skills necessary to work safely and effectively with their cancer clients. Felicia is currently Managing Director of the CATA OM Program while working diligently on her Masters in Acupuncture at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

Daniel Verina, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC is a graduate of New York University Masters in Nursing program (2010). He is New York State Licensed in Acute Care Nurse Practitioner since 2010 and currently practices at Mount Sinai Medical Center in the Multiple Myeloma Service. Daniel has been a practicing RN in oncology since 2004. Since 2012, Daniel has been an adjunct professor at William Paterson University teaching Undergraduate and Graduate courses including Advance Pathophysiology and Health assessment throughout the age span. He also is a member of International Multiple Myeloma Foundation Nursing Leadership Board.

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