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Cancer & Massage

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1 CE Hour - E301W
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Cancer & Massage
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Massage Professionals Update
  • 4 MPU Original Articles - 15 page downloadable text which is also provided in an mp3 audio format
  • Online multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion


Massage Professionals Update

Earn credits through articles you've already read in our Massage Professionals Update e-newsletter.

This program is intended to provide an overview for the massage therapist covering the following areas related to cancer:

  • Types of breast cancer surgeries and the role of massage therapy with regard to breast cancer surgery.
  • The prevalence of skin cancer and five criteria used to identify possible skin cancer.
  • Primary risks and symptoms of cancer therapy as well as the protocols for massage therapy.
  • Precautions and potential efficacy of essential oils with regard to cancer patients.

In the Cancer & Massage program we've combined four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update. These four articles include:

You can either read the articles by clicking on any of the titles above or upon enrollment you'll be able to access these articles and your online test through your online course account.

An audio version of the course text is available with this program.

Course Objectives

  • Discover the types of breast cancer surgeries and describe the role of massage therapy with regard to breast cancer surgery.
  • Review the statistics of skin cancer and define the five criteria of identifying possible skin cancer
  • Describe the primary risks and symptoms of cancer therapies and state the protocol for massage therapy
  • Determine the precautions and potential efficacy of essential oils with regard to cancer patients

Course Reviews

Limmanda Mikini Collins, LMT, AMTA

Having lost many friends and family to cancer, I have always wanted to work with patients battling this disease. This course gave me a better understanding about cancer and how I can expand my knowledge on the subject as it relates to massage therapy. I look forward to learning more ways I can help my clients recover emotionally and physcially.

E. diSpirito, NCTMB

I loved this course. My mother had cancer and I wished I had known then what I know now. Of course my prejudice was showing as I expected this course to only be about breast cancer. This was a good reminder that there are other diseases out there.

S. Dombrauskas, LMT, AMTA

This course enabled me to better understand the cancer process and that there are effective methods to help ease the client. It really opened my eyes and helped me to realize that cancer does not mean no massage. Thanks!!

Sharon Butler, RMT

These short articles are interesting and contain valuable information for safety precautions. They are a good starting point of inquiry for continuing education.

Tanya Muhleisen, LMT

With alternative and holistic healthcare services now being offered to cancer patients, and as an Oncology Massage therapist, I believe it is crucial to be informed in cancer massage treatments. This course was extremely valuable.

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Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM

Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM

Nicole Cutler is a long time advocate of integrating perspectives on health. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester and a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute, Nicole has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. She has earned acupuncture licenses in the states of California and New York, is a certified specialist with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, has earned diplomat status with the National Commission of Chinese and Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology and is a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology. In addition to her acupuncture practice that focuses on stress and pain relief, digestion, immunity and oncology, Nicole contributes to the integration of healthcare by writing articles and courses such as Infectious Disease: Hepatitis for health care providers.

Linda Fehrs, LMT

Linda Fehrs, LMT

Linda Fehrs attended both the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy and Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy in New York – a state with some of the most rigorous licensing requirements in the U.S. – and also served as an instructor at the Hudson Valley School of Massage.

She is a professional member of the AMTA and the New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists. Linda has actively practiced massage therapy in the Mid-Hudson Valley since 2002 with a focus on medical massage and massage for those with special needs, such as developmental and physical disabilities.

Ms. Fehrs has authored such courses as Build Your Massage Practice, Cancer & Massage, Women & Massage as well as Marketing Massage and the Economy.

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