Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 06, 2011
Walton is recognized by the Society for Oncology Massage (http://www.s4om.org), and, as such, this 4-day course meets the oncology massage training required for membership and listing in their nationwide oncology massage therapist locator service.
The course, entitled “Oncology Massage Therapy: Caring for Clients with Cancer,” will highlight:
- physical and psychological benefits of massage therapy for people with cancer, and identify which are supported by research.
- basic steps of cancer metastasis, and help to dispel concerns that massage and increased circulation could spread cancer.
common massage therapy adjustments for cancer.
- massage therapy to typical cancer presentations, including accessible primary tumor sites, bone involvement, and vital organ involvement.
- massage therapy to common cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy.
Cost is $575 before May 5th and $650 after May 5th.
Tracy Walton, LMT, MS, is a researcher, writer, award-winning educator, and specialist in massage and cancer care. She is a dynamic voice for the power of touch, and is the author of a textbook, Medical Conditions and Massage Therapy: a Decision Tree Approach (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins). Tracy’s column on oncology massage appears regularly in Massage Today. As a researcher, Tracy has worked on NIH (National Cancer Institute)-funded clinical trials involving professional massage and massage by caregivers. Tracy appeared in the film, “Touch, Caring, and Cancer,” massage instruction for caregivers and partners.
The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education Approved Provider. The school is the only massage school in Austin approved as a NCBTMB continuing education approved provider.
For more information, contact Lynsey Drischler at 512-374-9222, lynseyd(at)tlcschool(dot)com