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Date: Jun 2, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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


Ericka Clinton, BS, LMT; Lauren Burdo, 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
*EB Registration must be completed on or before May 2, 2024

To Register, contact: michael@catanyc.com

This class is designed to educate practitioners about the condition of lymphedema and how to safely work with clients at risk for lymphedema.

The lecture and discussion will include an understanding of the causes of lymphedema within oncology and other special populations, a brief description of the anatomy of the lymphatic system, classifications of common physiological changes due to lymphedema, signs and symptoms, and contraindications and precautions.

The practical portion of the class will include learning basic manual lymphatic drainage techniques, session planning, and practice.  By the end of the class, the therapist will be able to perform a 1-hour session with a short MLD protocol for the person ‘at risk’ for Lymphedema.

Ericka Clinton, B.S., LMT is a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist.  She obtained her license in 1998 after earning a Massage Therapy Diploma from the Swedish Institute.  She has been a faculty member and administrator at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City since 2000.  As a member of the faculty, she has taught practical classes in both Western and Eastern modalities and supervised clinical internships and externships. In 2015 Ericka earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesthetic Neuroscience from Empire State College.

Ericka maintains a private practice as a massage therapist and has worked as a therapist for NY Presbyterian Medical Center’s Integrative Medicine Program, and from 2011-2013 worked at the Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center run by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  She currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Society For Oncology Massage (S4OM) as well as the Managing Director for the Oncology Massage Training Program and the Managing Supervisor for the Clinic at the Center for the Advancement for Therapeutic Arts (CATA).

She currently teaches a variety of continuing education courses for Massage Therapists in NY and outside the US.  Her courses cover various topics such as oncology massage, Shiatsu, medical massage, anatomy, and working with special populations.

 Lauren Burdo, LMT received her degree in massage therapy from the Swedish Institute in 2011. Focused on women’s health, she pursued her Prenatal certification in 2012 and has worked extensively with women in all stages of & post pregnancy. In 2018, she completed her Oncology certification at CATA and was hired at Memorial Sloan Kettering & currently The Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai. Looking to expand on her work with oncology patients, she received certification in Manual Lymph Drainage for Lymphedema Management in the TAM Method in 2022. She describes her style as focused, but intuitive. With a clear presence & practiced skill, she utilizes a blend of eastern & western techniques to customize each treatment to the needs of the individual.

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