Oncology Massage - March 28 2020 - 8 CE's

Price: $200.00
tax free

This workshop is NCBTMB approved for 8 continuing education hours. 

Instructor: Beth Villante, BSN, RN, CHPN, LMT
Class Oncology Massage
Date: March 28 2020
Time: 9am - 5pm
Cost: $200
CE Hours: 8

This  one day class covers the foundational knowledge of Oncology massage.  This class will prepare the professional massage therapist to work with clients who are at various stages of cancer treatment and recovery.  The most important massage considerations and contraindications are covered thoroughly.  Hands on techniques that are safe and effective with even the most medically frail client will be taught and practiced. This class will empower even the most novice therapist to apply certain techniques safely and effectively.  

The participant will learn: 

•  Oncology Massage: What is it and where will it be encountered

•  Myths about Metastasis: Unlearning what you learned in massage school

•  Considerations for oncology massage in a variety of settings

•  Oncology terminology and contraindications

•  Massage applications across the spectrum of the disease processes

•  Techniques and adaptations to work with medically frail clients  

•  Mindful communication and active listening     


What to bring to class 

One massage table per 2 students

1 set of sheets and pillowcase

Dress in loose comfortable clothing, we suggest dressing in layers to adjust yourself to the work and the environment


Recommended reading

Medicine Hands Massage Therapy for People with Cancer 3rd Ed. By Gayle MacDonald 

About your instructor:

Beth P. Villante RN, BSN, CHPN, LMT
Beth Pesa Villante is an Integrative Registered Nurse (BSN), Licensed Massage Therapist since 1999 and the leading authority on medical massage in the Philadelphia area.
Beth has studied and taught medical massage, self-care, and mind-body medicine for nearly 20 years. She has developed and taught various integrative wellness programs for Main Line Health, Jefferson Health Systems and Touch Medicine. Beth has extensively studied principles of positive psychology, brain health and mind-body practices and integrates this knowledge skillfully into all of her services.
Beth is a certified Hospice and Palliative Care Registered Nurse with experience helping clients with complicated medical conditions regain a sense of wholeness and relief of distressing physical symptoms. She is also a Medical Massage Advanced Clinician, having developed curriculum for Oncology massage, Hospice massage, Perinatal massage and a Medical Massage Certification Program.
Beth’s passion is helping people reach a state of optimal wellness through a variety of techniques and experiences which empower clients to identify their goals and work through barriers which hinder progress. Her focus is to create pleasurable experiences that re-train the nervous system and transform the “work” of healing into routines that are enjoyable and easy to incorporate into everyday life.

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