2.16.2011

Learn Massage for People Living with Cancer With the Renowned Gayle MacDonald

Did you know that comfort-oriented massage or touch can be administered to people with cancer regardless of the severity of their condition? It's true, massage therapy can greatly help people living with cancer to feel better, and WellSpring School of Allied Health is bringing in expert Gayle MacDonald (pictured right) to help teach massage therapists how to do just that.

This continuing education class will train touch therapists in the basics of oncology massage. The experience derived from this training will create new-found confidence in bodyworkers about working with clients, particularly private-practice clients, who have cancer or are recovering from it. Therapists who focus on hospice and hospital work will also find this course to be valuable for their special needs patients.

Gayle MacDonald, M.S., L.M.T., is the author of Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer (Findhorn Press) and Massage for the Hospital Patient and Medically Frail Client (Lippincott Williams and Wilkin.) Her expertise comes from more than 10 years of work with oncology patients at Oregon Health and Science University. She has also supervised massage students and therapists on the oncology unit, in chemo infusion, radiation oncology and the bone marrow transplant unit.

Massage for People Living with Cancer
Date: Friday-Sunday, March 18-20
Time: Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm
Cost: $490
NCBTMB Hours: 24
Prereq: At least 70 percent completed of a massage diploma program.

Click here to register!