Introduction to Oncology Massage

Date: Mar 28, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015
Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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

Felicia Newsome, LMT and Daniel Verina, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Saturday, March 28th & Sunday, March 29th/ 11am – 6pm
12 CE hour NCBTMB / NYS-certified

This class, a prerequisite for 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 practitioner with extensive experience in oncology care settings, this course will provide students with the 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 help practitioners strategize safe and effective ways to bolster, drape and position clients, as well as touch pressures to consider.

IMG_4583Felicia Newsome, LMT has been a Massage Therapist specializing in Oncology since 2005. She began her comprehensive training at Memorial Sloane-Kettering’s Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center and, in 2009, joined the NYU Langone Medical Center to work directly with patients receiving chemo-infusions. Felicia combines practical massage techniques with constructive assessment skills into sessions that address both symptoms of disease and side effects of treatment. Her extensive training in both in-patient and out-patient Oncology Massage, coupled with her passion to help restore the mind-body connection, enhances the quality of life for her clients diagnosed with cancer.

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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