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Therapeutic Bodywork Workshop for Treating Cancer Patients & Survivors 2 Mondays, May 14 & 21 • 6 – 10 pm Register by May 4

03 May 2012

Cancer is the #1 cause of death in people 35-64 years of age. It’s the #2 cause of death in people 65 and older. So the likelihood is that you know someone who has had cancer and most likely have clients that are cancer survivors or fighters.

Massage therapy has become one of the leading therapies adopted to help comfort people in pain and bring them comfort. It’s now known that it actually improves the quality of their lives.  It wasn’t that long ago that it was believed that massage could hinder a patient with cancer’s health.  But that has been disproved and now The American Cancer Society actually promotes massage therapy as a means to help cancer patients, their friends and families.

The Bodywork with Cancer Patients class covers how bodywork by a trained therapeutic bodywork professional or massage therapist can be safe and provide many benefits to those living with cancer. In this class we’ll focus on the powerful integration of Massage and Shiatsu techniques and theory. That will help us to address the particular needs and cares and learn how to ease the client living with cancer pain. Helping them to learn how to manage nausea, improve sleep, and help relieving fatigue are other skills. You will also learn how to take the client’s history, consider contraindications and precautions and be able to translate that information into a balanced and appropriate approach blending Massage and Shiatsu techniques. Another big plus is being able to help your client strengthen their energy so they can better tolerate all of the medical and surgical interventions necessary for their cancer treatment. Blending and combining massage strokes with meridian and point balancing specific to a particular cancer patient or survivor’s situation will be the focus of the class.

Bodywork with Cancer Patients is just one of the many specialized population classes that Minneapolis CenterPoint offers. Enroll today to learn how to apply supportive massage for cancer patients and survivors, call 952-562-5200.  NCBTMB: 8 CE hours


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