Medical Massage for Post-Mastectomy, Surgical Scarring and Radiation Scarring

Date: Jun 20, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Ericka Clinton

4 CE hour NCBTMB / NYS-certified

This class will include a discussion of the commonly occurring issues of post mastectomy (radiation scarring, post-surgery scar tissue, loss of mobililty), followed by a demonstration and practice of advanced soft tissue treatment protocols addressing all of the muscles and fascia of the area in a dynamic way.

Using myofascial work along with muscle-specific techniques we will comprehensively address the area, first in a focused and specific way, and then more broadly so that the area of pathology can be reconnected back to the surrounding terrain, and its function reintegrated back into three-dimensional holographic movement.

The goal of this class is to learn a result-oriented treatment protocol designed to help clients restructure their holding patterns and to generate pain relief, fluidity and ease of movement.

The advanced level hands-on skills and knowledge gained from this class can be immediately incorporated into your regular practice. The aim of this class is to provide the therapist with a new arsenal of techniques for working on the terrain with confidence, skill, and compassion.

Ericka 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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