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31mar9:00 amAMTA-MA IDEA Conference Presentations
Needham, MA
March 31-April 1, 2017
AMTA-MA IDEA Conference at the Sheraton Hotel, Needham, MA

Event Details

Conference Presentations, Total 16 CE hours
Needham, MA

Dates:
March 31-April 1, 2017 (Fri-Sat of 3-day conference)

Times:
9:00am – 6:00pm Friday, Mar 31;
8:00am – 6:00pm Saturday, Apr 1

Instructors:
Cindy Gillan
and Nanci Newton of Tracy Walton & Associates, LLC

Tuition:
See AMTA-MA IDEA Conference for more information and early registration info

Withdrawal Policy:

See AMTA-MA IDEA Conference for withdrawal policy

To Register:
AMTA-MA IDEA Conference Registration Page

Course Descriptions:

Day 1: Introductory Topics in Massage and Cancer
Friday, March 31

Massage Therapy and Cancer: Recognizing the Real Issues
4.0 CE hrs
Presenters: Cindy Gillan and Nanci Newton

Course Description
For decades, the fear that massage could spread cancer prevented therapists from working with clients with cancer and cancer histories. We will debunk that myth, then describe some of the real precautions and clinical thinking needed to work safely. We will introduce a simple system for managing the range of scenarios in an oncology population, along with a sample scenario.

Massage during Chemotherapy
4.0 CE hours
Presenters: Cindy Gillan and Nanci Newton

Course Description
Chemotherapy, one of the strongest medicines, has profound effects on the human body. Some of these require adjustments in massage pressure, joint movement, position, scheduling, and other factors. We will describe a typical chemotherapy cycle, common effects of chemotherapy on a range of systems, and a sampler of specific massage precautions.

Materials to bring: Please bring pen and paper. No massage supplies are needed.

Day 2: Introductory Topics in Massage and Cancer
Saturday, April 1

Effective Positioning, Bolstering, and Massage Pressure in Oncology Care
4.0 CE hrs
Presenters: Cindy Gillan and Nanci Newton

Course Description
We can ease cancer pain from the beginning of the session by using refined bolstering techniques that “take the work out of lying down.” Explore different positioning techniques and appropriate pressure levels  for clients who are ill and in pain. Practice subtle changes in hand contact that make even the gentlest pressure “sell itself” to clients who are accustomed to heavier work.

Materials to bring: Massage table, 1 set linens, 2-4 pillows with cases, 4 bath towels, preferred lotion (some lotions will be supplied).

Ethics in Oncology Massage and Hospice Care
Cindy Gillan and Nanci Newton
4.0 CE Hours, NCBTMB approval; NCBTMB ethics requirement.

Course Description
Unique ethical questions can come up in oncology massage, end of life care, and massage for anyone with serious illness. Often, we navigate these special circumstances alone. In this session, join a lively discussion of case studies and ethical dynamics. Together we will explore some challenging but rich territory.

Materials to bring: Please bring pen, paper, and an eagerness to learn from each other.

To Register

Register through the AMTA-MA IDEA 2017 Welcome Page

Instructors

Cindy Gillan
and Nanci Newton of Tracy Walton & Associates, LLC

Event Location

AMTA-MA IDEA Conference
Sheraton Hotel
100 Cabot Street, Needham, MA  02494

 

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