Massage for Gastrointestinal Cancers

Date: Aug 9, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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

Ericka Clinton, LMT

8 CEs NCBTMB/NY Certified
Prerequisite: Introduction to Oncology Massage
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This full-day course will introduce therapists to gastrointestinal cancers and the depth and breadth of the benefit of bodywork for clients with these cancers. The day will include lecture, where we will identify and discuss the types of gastrointestinal cancers, standard approaches to treatment and the physical/emotional repercussions of treatment. In addition, we will describe in detail the various postural imbalances and complaints reported by these clients. The hands-on portion will involve demonstration of techniques applicable to various complaints and disease progression. Therapists will leave this class with the ability to design effective, safe and therapeutic treatment plans.

EDC1Ericka Clinton, LMT is a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist since 1998. She has been a faculty member and administrator at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City since 2001. She currently serves as the Assistant Dean and Chair of the Clinical Studies Department for the Massage Therapy Program. She teaches practical classes in both Western and Eastern modalities and supervises clinical internships. Ericka maintains a private practice as a massage therapist and has worked as a massage therapist for NY Presbyterian Medical Center’s Integrative Medicine Program and most recently at the Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center run by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She also creates and teaches continuing education courses for massage therapists in the US, Jamaica and most recently Mexico. Ericka earned her Massage Therapy Diploma from the Swedish Institute, and has continued studying various forms of structural and myofascial work. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesthetic Neuroscience at Empire State College. She has participated in research projects related to massage therapy as a principal investigator and interviewer. Ericka has also appeared twice on the Martha Stewart Living Radio program and contributed to various articles on massage therapy.

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