Cancer and Massage Therapy: Session Planning Part III
$60 members / $100 non-members 4 CE credits
Despite many advances in care, cancer treatment can be invasive, painful and even frightening. Explore the crucial role massage therapists can play and what you need to know, as part of your client's care team. Gain an in-depth understanding for how cancer develops and spreads, and the range of treatment now available.
Create effective and personalized massage therapy session plans for cancer patients by learning the important cations and contraindications, how to conduct intake sessions, and appropriate touch techniques. Consider your own self-care as you support clients coping with cancer.
October Focus - Cancer and Massage Therapy
According to the American Cancer Society, an expected 1,735,350 people will have been diagnosed with cancer in 2018 - and approximately two-thirds of those diagnosed will survive. Traditional treatments like surgery, radiation and chemotherapy have had great success, but sometimes with crippling side effects that make the disease even more physically and emotionally taxing.
Today, more research is helping health care professionals and patients alike understand the role massage therapy plays in an integrative care plan. From providing stress relief to helping patients better handle symptoms such as pain and side effects like nausea, massage therapy can benefit cancer patients in a variety of ways.
AMTA is the largest nonprofit, professional association serving massage therapists, massage students and massage schools.
We're the only member-driven organization working to meet the diverse needs of all of our members and their hopes for the profession. This is why we're the most trusted and respected name in massage therapy.
Related Free CE
IMTRC: Breast Cancer and Massage Therapy
1 CE credit
Learn how myofascial massage is a promising treatment to address chronic pain and mobility limitations following breast cancer surgery.
Grow Your Practice: Teach Wellness Classes
3 CE credits
Learn how to confidently deliver presentations and courses about health and wellness that will help to improve success with current massage therapy clients and cultivate new clients.
IMTRC: Anxiety Disorders and Massage Therapy
1 CE credits
Learn about research on the acute effects of Swedish massage therapy (SMT) as a monotherapy for the treatment of subjects with generalized anxiety disorder.
The Most Respected Name in Massage Therapy
In addition to ‘A’ rated massage liability insurance, AMTA members have access to the strongest benefits in the industry including:
- The Best Online Massage CE
- Career Guidance
- Networking and Community
- Exclusive Discounts