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Earn your certificate in 6 days for medically indicated breast and chest massage 

 

Support people going through breast cancer, elective breast and gender affirming top surgery

 

In this 6-day virtual intensive, you will learn:

  • therapeutic breast massage
  • 18 different types of breast and chest surgery
  • top 10 post-op complications
  • evidence-informed and medically-sound training

2 consecutive weekends, 3 days each (Fri/Sat/Sun) 

Nov. 22 - 24 & Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2024

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NCBTMB Approved Provider! 

Nationally Accredited Across the USA

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) has recognized our "Comprehensive 
Breast and Chest Surgery Training: A Guide for Massage Therapists" for 39 CEUs.

 

Welcome to our Comprehensive Intensive!

This program is for you if you like to do short intense immersions, so you can learn what you need and get back to your practice as quickly as possible.

By the end of this virtual 6-day intensive, you will feel confident in:

  • stages of healing
  • precautions and contraindications
  • scar tissue management
  • what actually happens under the skin during surgery
  • how to prevent or reduce post-op complications
  • mindful and intentional massage therapy using light-touch techniques to save your hands and revitalize your practice

You will also be introduced to a supportive community of like-minded therapists, so you have support, care and connection to open your practice to this beautiful population.

What You'll Get From This Course:

  1. Confidence with What's Happening Beneath the Skin: Gain a deep understanding of the most performed surgeries, so you feel confident in how the body is rearranged during these intensive surgeries.

  2. Technical Training to Enhance Your Practice: You're an established massage therapist wanting to support a new population and feel like "I just need the techniques".

  3. Evidence-informed Information: Based in up-to-date research and clinical experience, you can rest easy knowing you're getting the most modern information out there.

  4. Hands-on Practice: Bring practice people to your location so you can practice what you are learning in class right away, and be able to ask questions afterwards so you feel confident you're doing it correctly.
  5. Virtual Learning: Join us from anywhere you live in the world, provided you have an internet connection

  6. Like-minded community of massage and manual therapists: Get connected people who share your perspective, introduce new ideas and who emanate kindness make this an ideal learning environment

What You Are Going to Learn:

 

  • Foundations: Breast Surgery Basics
    • (sets you up to offer ethical therapeutic breast massage)¬†The MG Approach to breast and chest care, breast anatomy, informed consent, precautions and contraindications, draping, positioning, charting, assessments, stages of healing, hand skills for therapeutic breast massage
  • Level 1: 18 Types of Breast and Chest Surgery
    • (sets you up to offer safe post-op breast/chest treatments)¬†18+ types of breast and chest surgery including mastectomy, lumpectomy, expanders, breast reconstruction, flap surgeries, elective breast surgeries and gender affirming top surgeries (FTM and MTF) plus hand skills for working with post-op patients.
  • ¬†Level 2: Top 10 Post-op Complications
    • (sets you up to offer preventative and rehabilitative treatments for complications)¬†Top 10 post-op complications including chording, breast capsular contracture, necrosis, hematoma, seroma, breast implant illness, explants and more, plus hand skills for working with post-op complications.¬†

 

Digital Student Handbooks INCLUDED in the course! Each digital file is writeable so you can take notes on your tablet or computer.

Watch video demonstrations on real breast and chest patients to practice alongside during the program!

Bring practice people to your place so you can get hands-on experience during the course!

 

Course Details:

  • Date:¬†Nov. 22 - 24 AND Nov. 29 - Dec. 1,¬†2024 (Friday/Saturday/Sunday respectively)
  • Time:¬†8:30 am - 4:30 pm¬†PST each day
  • Duration:¬†48 hours over¬†6 days
  • Format:¬†Virtual

 

Investment: 

$1800 CAD + gst [click button below to access]

OR

3 monthly payments of $600 CAD + gst [click here to access 3 monthly payments]

 

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This Course Is Accredited in the Following Places:

 

USA:

  • NCBTMB: 39 CEUs

 

Canada:

  • Nova Scotia:¬†In-person 22.5 CEUs; Online 18 CEUs
  • Manitoba:¬†45 units
  • Newfoundland and Labrador:¬†7.50 CEUs per level, online or in-person
  • Saskatchewan:¬†In-person 45 CEUs; Online 36 CEUs
  • Alberta:¬†In progress
  • British Columbia:¬†Part of PDP learning
  • Ontario:¬†Valid for Strive program

Please note: The other provinces and territories do not offer credits. Please check how the course fits into your continuing education requirements.

MORE INFO ON ACCREDITATION IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND COMING SOON!

gender affirming top surgery scar tissue care

Get Hands-on Practice During the Course

Some of the time you will be practicing on yourself during this virtual program. 

Some of the time you will be practicing on other people!

 

Below, you will find helpful information on booking your practice people: 

We recommend reaching out to your friends and family network to request people who are open to receiving therapeutic breast/chest massage. 

All treatments are done with informed consent, in a safe and private environment, during the dedicated course hours.  

For the first weekend of the course:

  • It is ideal to have someone with healthy¬†breasts, so you can practice therapeutic breast massage in a safe and structured environment.

For the second weekend of the course:

  • We recommend bringing someone in who has had breast or chest surgery in the past, whether that's due to breast cancer, elective breast surgery or gender affirming top surgery.

 

Specific Times to Book Practice People:

  1. Time for Practice Person (start to end):
    • First weekend
      • Nov. 23¬†(Foundations: Day 2, Saturday) - practice person arrives at 2:30pm and stays until 4pm Pacific Time.
    • Second weekend
      • Nov. 29¬†(Level 1: Day 4, Friday) - person arrives at 2:30pm and stays until 4pm¬†Pacific Time.
      • Dec. 1¬†(Level 2: Day 6, Sunday) -¬†person arrives at 1:30pm and stays until 3pm¬†Pacific Time.

PLEASE NOTE: Any post-surgical patients MUST BE MORE THAN 6 MONTHS from their surgery date, not be presenting with any active infections, complications or extremely complex surgical histories.  If you want to work with more complex presentations, we suggest joining the Mentorship and Training Academy, where you will work with close supervision to work with more complex cases.

Upgrade to the Ultimate Offline-Learning Companion:

Quality print-and-bound student handbooks for lasting learning - only available for course participants

If you love paper and think better when you write things down with a pen in your hand, this is the option for you.

Get all 3 handbooks mailed to your place, so you can have them present during the Comprehensive Intensive.

Investment:
$288 CAD + gst  & shipping for all three handbooks!

 

For this upcoming Intensive, handbooks MUST BE ORDERED BY NOV. 1, 2024, in order for them to get to you prior to course start.  Any handbooks ordered after that may not reach you in time, though will still be good reference material.

 

*PLEASE NOTE:¬†Price of shipping¬†is for Canadian residents.¬† If you live in the US or Internationally, please email [email protected]¬†to get a custom quote.

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Meet Your Instructor!

Eryn Price RMT ūü¶čūüíē

Hello! I have been in the healing arts for about 25 years, 13 of which have been in massage therapy.  I started instructing soon after graduating massage school, so now have over a decade of experience and I'm super passionate about bringing resources to underserved people. 

As a firm believer in people's capacity to cultivate resilience, I founded The Mastectomy Guide to support both patients and massage therapists navigating the impactful breast and chest surgery process. 

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