Healwell Presents: Scar Tissue Mobilization for the Post-Mastectomy/Post-Radiation Client with Jamie Elswick

Friday, July 13, 2018 - Sunday, July 15, 2018
08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
The Teal Center, Arlington

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Healwell Presents: Scar Tissue Mobilization for the Post-Mastectomy/Post-Radiation Client with Jamie Elswick

24 Continuing Education Units
Tuition: $475 until June 14th (increases to $500 on June 15th)
Prerequisites
: Must be a practicing massage therapist with at least 24 hours of Oncology Massage training.

Many breast cancer survivors experience pain, lymphedema, and shoulder dysfunction.  This course focuses on the basic understanding of the effects of surgery and radiation on the tissues and how scar tissue mobilization can restore healthy functioning to the fascial/musculo-skeletal system. Techniques will include work from The Lauren Berry Method of Corrective Massage™ used to address both the treated and compensatory areas of soft tissue.

Understanding the function of the lymphatic system is essential so there will be a thorough discussion of the lymphatic anatomy and basic lymphatic stimulation techniques to the scar region will be taught.  All techniques are of a gentle nature to be respectful of the potential traumas held within the treated tissues, a compromised lymphatic system, post-surgical complications and the residual effects of radiation therapy.  This course will include lecture, hands-on, and supervised sessions with clients.

Learning outcomes for this 24-hour NCBTMB Approved course include:

  • Understanding physiology and pathology of scar tissue from surgery and radiation and the effects on skin, fascia, muscle and lymphatic structures.
  • Recognizing emotional content held in tissues
  • Identifying benefits as well as contraindications for scar mobilization
  • Assessment skills
  • Discussing the anatomy and function of the lymphatic system
  • Applying basic lymphatic stimulation techniques to the torso
  • Application of scar tissue mobilization to treated areas
  • Application of corrective massage techniques to treated and compensatory soft tissue areas

Jamie Elswick, LMT BSc holds a 400-hour certification in oncology massage through the Peregrine Institute.  She is a contributing writer to the 2nd edition of Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People Living with Cancer on the topic of scar mobilization for the post mastectomy/radiation client.

Cancellation Policy (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

Included in the course tuition is a non-refundable $50 registration fee. If you cancel or withdraw from a course 30 days prior to the course start date you will be refunded your full tuition less the $50 registration fee. If you cancel or withdraw from a course fewer than 30 days (but more than one week) prior to the course start date you will be refunded 50% of your tuition less the $50 registration fee. If you cancel or withdraw from a course fewer than 7 days prior to the course start date your tuition will be non-refundable.

In the event of proper documentation of medical emergency, death in the immediate family, or weather prohibiting travel your entire tuition (including the registration fee) may be allowed to be rolled over to a workshop at a later date. This special consideration will be allowed one time only at the discretion of the instructor.

If fewer than 10 students are enrolled in a course 30 days before the course start date, Healwell may cancel the class. If a course is cancelled due to low enrollment your tuition (including the registration fee) will be refunded in full.

Please note: When you complete the form below and submit your booking you will be directed to a page with a link to PayPal. Until you have paid your tuition your enrollment is not complete and we cannot reserve your space in this course.

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