Oncology Massage: Caring for your patient with cancer

February 1, 2020

February 1, 2020

8:00 am To 8:00 pm

Courtyard by Marriott West Palm Beach Airport, Centrepark Drive East, West Palm Beach, FL, USA





Event Description

This 12 CE Live course provides an overview of cancer and how massage therapy may help as an adjunct therapy.

Class will consist of a 30 minute lecture and demonstration by instructor of all techniques with students giving and receiving all techniques.

The power of touch through massage has been proven to reduce stress, depression, and pain while bringing peace and enjoyment to people dealing with cancer and cancer treatments.

This course will open your eyes to the power of massage and touch therapy for oncology and hospice patients, and teach you the appropriate techniques, applications, and communication skills.

This course covers topics such as cancer statistics, cancer myths, types of cancer, treatments for cancer, prevention of cancer, and cancer risk factors.

It also discusses benefits and contraindications of massage therapy and cancer and guidelines for working with cancer patients.

Techniques are also outlined for many different cancer conditions.

Learn Lymphatic Pump Technique for drainage of the lymph nodes

This program emphasizes use of massage bodywork to ease psychological and physical effects of cancer treatment.

Significance is placed upon safety in this program, as well as ethical issues involved in working with cancer patients.


Kay Tolstrup, LMT, NCBTMB CE Provider, RN, CKTP, CDE, NCBTMBNY CE Provider

About the Instructor

I have been in the Healthcare field for over 30 years. I have owned several Family Practices, a Day Spa, a Home Health Agency, a Medical Transcription Service and have done private duty in patients homes.

As a National CE Provider I travel and teach various courses for MTMB Institute, LLC.

I own Emerald Isle Therapeutic Massage and Spa Treatments and provide services when not traveling.

In 2005 I took my boards for LMT with the intent to practice medical massage but I found the modalities covered by massage therapy so interesting and so fun that I decided to "do it all".

I specialize in Medical Massage, Amna: Traditional Japanese Massage, Anma: Japanese Foot and Hand Massage, Kinesio Taping, Oncology Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Bamboo Fussion Massage, Lypossage Treatments and Reflexology Treatments. I also enjoy doing Wraps, Facials & Scrubs.

I have had many great classes and learning experiences but have really enjoyed my training with creators and specialist for:

Myofacial Release - OMT Therapy – (based on Andrew Taylor Still , D.O. teachings)

Strain-Counterstrain - OMT Therapy – (based on Dr. Lawrence Jones, D.O. teachings)
Ron Lipman, D.O.

Muscle Energy Technique – OMT Therapy – (based on Fred Mitchell, Sr, D.O. teachings)

Lymphatic Pump Technique – OMT Therapy – (based on Earl Miller, D.O. Teaching

Spencers Techniques - OMT Therapy – (based on Charles H. Spencer, D.O teachings)

Soft Tissue Techniques – OMT Therapy
David Tolstrup, D.O.

Craniosacral therapy – OMT Therapy
John Upledger, D.O.

Lypossage Anti-Cellulite Massage (Masters level)
with creator Charles W. Wiltsie III, LMT

ANMA: The Art of Japanese Massage

The Art of Japanese Hand Massage

The Art of Japanese Foot Massage (prone position)

The Art of Japanese Foot Massage (supine position)
with Dr. Shogo Mochizuki

Bamboo-Fusion Massage
with creator Nathalie Cecilia

Registration Details

Register online: www.mtmbinstitute.com


Register by phone: 850-896-0883






Related Classes

Oncology Massage

By modifying existing massage techniques, oncology massage therapy allows cancer patients to experience the benefits of massage safely and comfortably. Continuing education can teach how to adapt to the physical complications associated with cancer and perform massage at your practice, in client’s homes and in clinical settings. You may even be able to find clinical practice programs for hands-on training.

Oncology massage training often focuses on either the practical or emotional aspects of massage for cancer patients. On the practical side, you can learn how to perform safe chair massage, handle lymphedema and alter your sessions through the different stages of treatment. On the emotional side, you can learn how to adapt modalities like reiki, volunteer in your community and master comfort-oriented massage.