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 later in survivorship. Hands on work to practice low impact techniques in included. A 12 hour clinical rotation working with patients in active cancer treatment at a major teaching hospital and or outpatient cancer treatment center will follow.

Credits: 1.50

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