A Cancer's Journey
with Amy Scottino
Presented in-person - $625
*Hold your spot with $312.50 non-refundable deposit.
Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours - 24
9am - 6pm, June 21 through 23 2024
About the Workshop:
Multiple studies now link gentle non-invasive massage for people affected by cancer with significant reductions in pain, fatigue, nausea, depression, and anxiety.1 If that statement excites you please come join this series of courses on Oncology Massage. We will navigate through the framework of an oncology massage such as pressure adjustments, site considerations on the body, and position adjustments for our clients. On our last day we will discuss and problem solve ways we can help assist our clients after they are “finished” with their active cancer treatments. This class will enhance any massage therapist practice!
We will navigate through the framework of an oncology massage such as pressure adjustments, site considerations on the body, and positional adjustments for our clients. We will explore: Massage as a complementary alternative to help combat side effects of allopathic cancer treatment; Adjusted palliative care – physiology, psychology and pathology (possible contraindications) and medications that can affect treatment planning (pre and post).
Course Objectives: We will navigate through various topics to enhance your ability to meet the unique demands of this special population. Some topics we will discuss are understanding cancer, treatments used for various cancer types, the emotional and physical demands, some massage considerations, intake and interview, and to follow up with clients better, and massaging clients with Lymphedema risks.
Recommended Textbooks: (Please note that these textbooks are not required for this course, these textbooks are used by the Instructor for this course. It is a highly recommended resource to complement training for those wishing to pursue further development as an educator.)
About the Instructor:
Amy graduated from Sterling School of Massage in North Dallas, Texas in 2001, and has been practicing massage in many different capacities ever since. Since starting her own practice in 2016, this is where she has been able to fully express her passion for Manual Lymphatic Drainage/ Oncology Massage, caring for women's health, and pass her education on to help the health of the clients. Over the years, Amy has been trained in Prenatal/Postpartum/Labor Preparation Massage, Postpartum pelvic health, Infant/Toddler/ Adolescent Massage, Myofascial Massage, Geriatric Massage, Aromatherapy, Oncology Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Final Touch Massage (Hospice ) , and received her Massage Therapy Instructor License and Continuing Education Provider License. And most recently starting the journey of becoming certified in Zero Balancing. Out of everything she does, her true joy is helping others with all the knowledge she has obtained. Amy Scottino utilizes a more gentle approach to the body and incorporates all her knowledge to customize each session for the unique needs of each of her clients. Amy is a member of the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM), A Recognized American Pregnancy Association Massage Therapist, and American Massage Therapy Association. Amy also holds a license for Massage Therapy Instructor, Continuing Education Provider, and is a recognized education provider of NCBTMB. Her co-owned education company is Emerald Bodywork Education.
LMT, MTI, CEP, NCBTMB, S4OM