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Free resources for breast cancer awareness, self-care, gender affirming top surgery and evidence-informed massage therapy treatments. 

Informed Consent in massage therapy: 1 method you may not have considered

When working with breast and top surgery patients, getting informed consent is critical.

This is so the person knows without a shadow of a doubt what is happening and why, so they’re never caught unawares or surprised that you’re treating their sensitive areas.

Getting informed...

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I've got a patient, friend or family member going through breast cancer and I don't know how to help them, what can I do?

It can be really challenging to see a person you care about going through a very serious illness like breast cancer, and not know what to do to help them.

As a massage therapist, it's not a good feeling when someone comes to you looking for help and instead of feeling empowered and knowledgeable...

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"Simple techniques, when applied with intention, can have a big effect on the body" - Wow factor feedback

We always ask "What's your Wow factor?" when done with our courses, because we want to know what made the lightbulb go on!  What gave you that sense of "OMG" all the way down to your toes, and out to the ends of your hair? A revelation written over and over in the assessments is how...

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3 stories of life-changing breast surgeries

As a massage therapist, I am privileged to hear people's stories of how they came to experience breast surgery.  One thing that's so fascinating is the correlation between getting breasts worked on, and having a major change in one's life. 

It is common that one does not come to getting...

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8 reasons to bring breast and chest surgery patients to your massage therapy practice

As massage therapists, we are privileged to work with a variety of people, some of which can be interesting, some of which can be excruciatingly boring.

Working with breast and chest patients can be an intimidating prospect for some therapists and they steer clear of it, however it's a truly...

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The Use of Mesh in Breast Reconstruction

There are many questions about what mesh is, why it is used, benefits of mesh and what material it is made from.  In this article, we will be looking at the use of mesh specifically  when used in breast reconstruction.  It is also interesting to note what happens to the mesh once...

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