Introduction to Oncology Massage

Date: Feb 29, 2020 - Mar 1, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bookings are closed for this event.

Michael Alicia, LMT
Saturday and Sunday,
Feb. 29th & March 1st / 9am – 5pm
14 CE hour NCBTMB / NYS-certified

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 with extensive experience in oncology massage, 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.

Michael Alicia, LMT is the Founder and Director of CATA, NYC. He has been a licensed massage therapist since 1992 with a thriving practice in Manhattan. Referrals come from long-time satisfied clients, New York’s Broadway and Ballet communities, as well as doctors and chiropractors who prescribe massage for acute injury, chronic pain, stress reduction and performance enhancement. His therapeutic sessions are crafted with an eye toward resolving chronic problems using a variety of techniques, including various forms of massage like Swedish, deep tissue, medical massage, oncology massage, shiatsu and Thai massage, while also including rehabilitative exercises in the form of stretching and strengthening exercises.

Michael has been a teacher of Swedish massage, shiatsu and Thai massage at the venerable Swedish Institute since 1994. He is also a visiting faculty member at the Therapeutic Massage Training Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina.

He is the author of The Massage Therapist’s Handbook and The Stretching Process DVD and Workshop.

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