Many breast cancer survivors experience pain, lymphedema, reduced range of motion, and even frozen shoulder after treatment.
This course focuses on the basic understanding of the effects of surgery and radiation on the tissues, and how scar tissue mobilization can restore healthy functioning to the fascial/musculo-skeletal system.
About the Instructor
Jamie Elswick, LMT, has been working as a massage therapist since 1992. She holds certification as an instructor and practitioner from the Institute of Integral Health in Berkeley CA -The Lauren Berry Method of Corrective Massage. Jamie completed a 400 hour certification course in oncology massage with Gayle MacDonald LMT MS and Dr. Sandy Canzone DOM, both of whom are pioneers in the field of oncology massage. She works as both as a private practitioner at Providence Alaska Cancer Center and instructor through Oncology Massage Education Associates.
Jamie works with clients in all stages of cancer treatment and post treatment. She holds a BS in Natural Sciences and teaches clinincal and gross anatomy at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She is currently a graduate student working on fascial research through UAA.
She is the past president of AMTA Alaska Chapter, a member of The American Association of Clinical Anatomists, American Association of Anatomists, Human Anatomy and Physiology Society and the Society for Oncology Massage.
Prerequisites: This course is offered to licensed/registered massage therapists and estheticians who have completed an S4OM or ISOE approved oncology foundation 24CE workshop; and for licensed/registered PT, PTA, OT, RN, and MD; or by special permission of instructor.
Early Registration Discount ($50)
if tuition is paid in full one month before start of class.
June 9 - 11, 2017
Newport Beach, CA
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• Understand the effects of mastectomy surgery
• Understand the effects of radiation therapy both actute and long term
• Discuss potential emotional trauma held in tissues
• Examine the benefits and contraindications for scar tissue mobiization
• Learn about physiology and pathlogy of scar tissue from surgery and radiation
• Discuss the anatomy and function of the lymphatic system
Learn and apply
• Basic lymphatic drainage techniques to the torso
• Scar tissue mobilization to treated areas
• Corrective massage techniques to treated and compensatory soft tissue areas
All techniques are of a gentle nature to be respectful of the potential traumas held within the treated tissues, the compromised nature of the lymphatic system and the residual effects of radiation therapy as well as surgery.