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April 22-24, 2016

At the 2016 Oncology Massage Healing Summit, you will be inspired by many wonderful presenters from around the world, learn new techniques and network with colleagues. Conference registration begins September 2015.

Registration closes at 11:59 a.m. (CST) on Sunday, April 17, 2016. After that come and register at the door.


Agenda / Topics


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Main Conference: April 22-23

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Friday / Saturday - Keynote Seminars
  • The Sensory Kaleidoscope in Oncology Care
  • Palliative Care: Opening the Edges of our Profession
Friday / Saturday - Breakout Sessions
  • A Role for Massage in Cancer Survivorship
  • Application of Manual Lymph Drainage in the Management of Secondary Lymphedema of the Upper Extremity After Breast Cancer Treatment with Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Aromapsychology in Cancer Care: How Aromas Influence How We Think, Feel and Behave
  • Bodywork as an Affirmation of Living in the Midst of Dying
  • Cadaver Lab: Visual Dissection
  • Creating Space: Addressing Scar Tissue and Shoulder Mechanics for the Breast Cancer Client – Manual Therapies and Axillary Coding
  • Ethics for Working with Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers
  • Get Your Grant On: Tips for Developing Successful Grant Proposals
  • Hospital Based Massage Therapy Program Panel Discussion
  • Iris Cancer Partnership: A Journey around Scotland – Developing our Community Partnerships to Bring More Free Massage to People with Cancer
  • Mentoring
  • Music, Vibrations and Compassionate Connections
  • Oncology Aesthetics Massage: An Essential Pathway to Integrating Skin Care and Massage to Promote Optimal Health and Healing
  • Oncology Clients at the Spa
  • Oncology Rehabilitation: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach
  • Pediatric Oncology Massage: An Introduction
  • Presencing Away the Fear
  • Radical Bolstering: Taking the Work Out of Lying Down
  • Showing Up: A Suffering and Authenticity Throwdown
  • The Importance of Massage for the Palliative Patient
  • The Visual Side of Marketing Massage Therapy
  • What’s in Your Massage Products? A discussion of how creams, lotions and extracts are made and what ingredients are in them

Post-Conference One-Day Workshops: April 24

Sunday Seminars
  • Aromatic Pain Management in Cancer Care
  • Creating Space: Addressing Scar Tissue and Shoulder Mechanics for the Breast Cancer Client
  • Pediatric Oncology Massage
  • Presencing with Cancer Patients




Keynote Speakers

Rhiannon Lewis, FIFPA

Rhiannon Lewis is an experienced aromatherapist, educator, and author with a passion for making a difference in cancer care and palliative care. She is the director of Essential Oil Resource Consultants and teaches classes in aromatherapy throughout the world.

She is also the editor of the International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy. Lewis is a gifted speaker and authority on how to use aroma for healing.

Jack Blackburn, LMP, RC, MTS-SD

Jack Blackburn is a Seattle-based massage therapist, certified Trager practitioner, Reiki Master, spiritual counselor and continuing education workshop leader.

All of his work is grounded in the notion of “presencing”. He divides his time between the Trillium Institute Japan and the Trillium Institute USA in Seattle, WA.

Featured Speakers

Learn more about all our speakers

  • Laura Allen, BS, LMBT
  • Tina Allen, LMT, CPMTT, CPMT, CIMT
  • Raj Anderson, BS, LMT, LME, BCTMB
  • Karen Armstrong, LMT, NCTMB
  • Katie Butler, BA, COMT, DipRM, CLT, TAE
  • Amie Camie, spiritual harpist, recording artist
  • Dianna Dapkins, CMT
  • Gillian Desreaux, DipRM, OMT, CLD, ISBT, ATMS
  • Johnnette du Rand, CMT, BCTMB, S4OM
  • Lucille Eddy, CMT, NCTMB, S4OM
  • Jamie Elswick, BS, LMT
  • Deborah Hart, COMT, DipBT, DipCN, DipRM, TAE
  • Catherine Horst, PT, CertMDT, STAR/C
  • Ryan Hoyme, BCTMB
  • Marina Maduro, PT, DPT, WCC, CLT-LANA, MLD/CDT Instructor
  • Martha Brown Menard, PhD, LMT
  • Lauren Muser Cates, CMT, S4OM
  • Nanci Newton, LMT
  • Mary Peifer, RN, LMT
  • Brianne Pinkson, LPN, LMT
  • Med Robsahm, MEd, LMP, BCTMB
  • Maggi Scott, B.Sc Psychology , SMTO and  Advanced Dip. Stress Management
  • Erika R. Slocum, LMT
  • Sat-Siri Sumler, LMT, NCTMB, RYT
  • Kim Swineheart, DC
  • Carolyn Tague, MA, CMT
  • Tracy Walton, MS, NCTMB
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