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Massage for People Living with Cancer   

Comfort-oriented massage or touch can be administered to people with cancer regardless of the severity of their condition. The purpose of this class is to train touch therapists in the basics of massage in cancer care. All therapists will benefit from the course whether they are private practitioners, work in a spa, chiropractic, or wellness setting, or hope to work in a hospital or hospice.

Enrollment Requirement: The course is open to licensed, certified or professional massage therapists; bodyworkers certified in other non-invasive, gentle modalities; or other therapists by permission of the instructor.

Curriculum includes significant time devoted to hands-on practice as well as:

  • Understanding the process of opening the heart to those with serious illnesses
  • Metastasis
  • Adjustments that must be made for clients who:
         -Are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation or who have a history of either
         -Are at risk for lymphedema
  • How to perform intake with an oncology client
  • The opportunity to provide a supervised massage to someone who has undergone cancer treatment.

    24 CEUs awarded through IDFPR
    This class is NCBTMB approved.

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    Class will be held in Hickory Hall on the ICC Peoria Campus. Click here for a campus map.


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