Introduction to Oncology Massage

Date: May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

This course will take place at CATA but is offered through AMTA.

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Felicia Newsome, LMT and Daniel Verina, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC
Saturday and Sunday,
May 20th & 21st / 9am – 5pm
14 CE hour NCBTMB / NYS-certified

Felicia & Danny make a powerhouse of a team! They were attentive to our questions and their personal professional experiences added to the material.

This class, the core prerequisite for individual classes/certification in the Oncology Massage Training & Certification Program, is designed to 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 cancer therapeutics.

Taught by a massage therapist and nurse with extensive experience in oncology care settings, this course will provide students with an understanding of:

• How specific cellular processes are altered during cancer initiation and progression

• How cancer is defined and classified

• Understanding cancer risk factors; cancer screenings

• Cancer treatments, side effects and treatment related symptoms

• Palliative care

• Oncology emergencies

• Medical devices

• Communicating with the primary medical team

The hands-on portion of the class is designed to give practitioners strategies for safe and effective ways to bolster, drape and position clients, as well as touch pressures to consider.

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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