SME2938:CANCER AND MASSAGE THERAPY
This course will cover cancer-related pathology, treatment side effects, massage contraindications and precautions. The benefits of massage and session adaptations for the patient with cancer are discussed. Students will learn to design a massage treatment plan based on the presentation of the patient; whether in active cancer treatment, in the advanced stages or years later in survivorship. Hands-on work to practice low impact techniques is included. Students will have the chance to practice their oncology massage intake and assessment skills by working on a client who has cancer or a history of cancer in a clinic setting followed by a clinical rotation working at a major teaching hospital and/or outpatient treatment center.