Oncology Massage Healing Summit

Oncology Massage Healing Summit

April 19-21, 2013

At the 2013 Oncology Massage Healing Summit, you will be inspired by many wonderful
presenters from around the world, learn new techniques and network with colleagues.



Review the full schedule of seminars and events

Main Conference

Friday & Saturday - Breakout Sessions
  • Aromapsychology in Cancer Care: Evidence and Applications
  • Bowen Therapy: Myths, Miracles and Cancer
  • Cadaver Lab
  • Cancer Care: Fascia, Adhesions and the Effects of Manual Therapy in Post-Treatment Oncology
  • Connections: Hearing True Voices from the Healing Arts
  • Creating Spaciousness, Connecting with Spirit and Creativity
  • Dispelling Myths. Teaching Truths and Making Responsible Claims about the Effects of Oncology Massage
  • Lymphedema: An Evidence–Based Examination of the Disease, Client Profile and Gold Standard Therapy
  • Marketing for the Future of Oncology Massage 101
  • Oncology Massage Case Study Panel
  • Opening Intuition: You as Your Most Valuable Resource
  • Self Care through Movement: Tai Chi, Yoga, Qi Gong
  • Strengthening the Mind and Spirit through Bodywork: Understanding Heart Chi
  • The Benefits and Needs of Mentoring and Supervision
  • The Case for Case Reports: Planning and Conducting a Publishable Case Report
  • Therapist on the Table: Life and Work after a Cancer Diagnosis
  • Using a Decision Tree to Treat the Whole Person in Oncology Massage


Sunday Seminars
  • Clinical Applications of Essential Oils for Cancer Patients (7 CE hours)
  • Surprise and Surrender: Balance and Self-Awareness in End of Life Care (7 CE hours)
  • Understanding and Supporting Energy Depletion with Eastern Bodywork (7 CE hours)
  • Reflexology and Fascia: A Unique Approach to Support Well-Being (FULL)

Review the seminar descriptions


Keynote Address & Speaker

"Compassionate Presence" - presented by Frank Ostaseski

The practice of compassion - that innate capacity that enables us to be open to suffering and profoundly care - is essential in the delivery of all effective treatments. Compassion serves to establish a trustworthy connection, support mutual well-being, develops resilience and allow us to stay present. Read more

Frank Ostaseski, co-founded the Zen Hospice Project, the first Buddhist hospice in America. He also created the Metta Institute® to provide broad based education on mindful and compassionate end-of-life care. Learn more

Special Presentation

"Now I Must Begin Again: A True-Life Story of One Woman’s Final Journey" - perfomed by Megan Cole

Megan Cole, an award-winning actor of stage and screen, performs the diary of Dorothy Pitkin, who spent her last months in a nursing home.

A photographer and writer, Pitkin was fiercely independent, funny, fearful and brave. She lived to the end of her days with a fervent love of life. Read more

Featured Speakers

  • Isabel Adkins, BA, CMT, CMLDT
  • Susan Chapelle, RMT
  • Lisa Faski, LMT
  • Maureen Fox, RGN, RCRT
  • Christine Lambrechts, BA, RMT, OMT, CLT
  • Rhiannon (Harris) Lewis, FIFPA
  • Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT
  • Martha Menard, PhD, CMT
  • Wendy Miner, BA, LMT
  • Lauren Muser Cates, CMT/LMT, NCTMB
  • Steve Norton, CDT Certified Instructor, CLT-LANA
  • Eleanor Oyston, CT (ASC), DipRM, Bowen Therapist, ATMS, BTFA, AAMT, AIMA
  • Meg Robsahm, MEd, LMP, NCBTMB
  • Kim Swineheart, DC
  • Tracy Walton, MS, LMT, NCTMB

Learn more about our featured speakers

Registration, CE Hours and Tuition   

Main Conference       

$339 includes admission to Friday and Saturday educational sessions, exhibit hall and poster sessions, conference materials, the Thursday evening welcome reception, continental breakfasts and lunches (13.5 CE hours).

Post-Conference seminars

There is an additional fee of $169 to attend one of the
7 CE hour seminars ($85 for the 4 CE hour seminar - FULL).


Thursday Welcome Reception

Join us Thursday evening, April 18 from 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. for a special welcome reception and networking event at the Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington hotel.

Exhibit Hall / Poster Sessions

Visit our exhibit hall and poster sessions during one of the breaks or at anytime during the main conference.


Special rates for Northwestern Health Sciences University are available at the Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington hotel.

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