Introduction to Breast Surgery
Level 1

Welcome to the start of a new purpose, passion and peer group.  

 

18-types of Breast Surgery

Learn the top breast cancer, Transgender and elective breast surgery types and treatments, backed by research and evidence-based practices. 

Evidence-informed Treatments

Learn research related to massage therapy, surgery and treatment techniques to educate and enhance your clinical practice.  

Mindful Presence

Cultivate a mindful approach to treatment that goes far beyond your breast surgery patients for a deep, transformational experience with every patient.

Starting your journey blending the "art & science" of massage therapy

Building your confidence working with Breast Surgery Patients

 

Course Curriculum:

The Science:

  • 18-types of breast surgery for breast cancer, Transgender top surgery & elective breast surgeries, plus research outlining  surgical steps so you know exactly what's happening beneath the skin
  • Scar tissue: stages of healing, types and patterns, plus techniques research has shown to be useful for reducing and softening
  • Mesh, flaps, drains and autologous microvascular surgeries
  • Expanders vs. Implants, why and how they're used  
  • Massage therapy techniques research has shown to be useful for mobility, pain reduction and quality of life in post-surgical cancer patients
  • Anatomy for breast, chest, abdomen and thorax

 

The Art:

  • Mindful touch with a therapeutic intention
  • Language around working with sensitive areas
  • Consents, intake forms and draping appropriate for breast surgery patients
  • Precautions and contraindications for treatment and home-care
  • 3 main outcome markers to cultivate after breast and chest surgery
  • Techniques appropriate for each stage of healing 
  • Critical thinking skills to know when & how to apply once you're back in practice
  • Creating a safe welcoming environment as an antidote to cancer medical treatments for whole-person healing

 

Plus!

  • Special access to virtual Tandem Home-care programs for acute, subacute and chronic stages of post-op healing

In-person Retreats

$598 CAD

plus GST

  • Hands-on practice trades, including general healthy breast massage
  • Demo bodies to learn from 
  • Collectors item: Full-colour high quality coil-bound Student Handbooks 
  • "Meet Your Peeps" in-person
  • Small- and large-group engaged learning opportunities
  • Tactile teaching tools for embodied learning
  • 16 hour course Sat/Sun
  • 14 PE for BC RMTs

Virtual Retreats

$498 CAD

plus GST

  • Learn from anywhere you have an internet connection
  • Engaging pace and practices specific for virtual format
  • Interactive PDF Student handbook - write on your screen or print out at home
  • "Meet Your Peeps" online
  • Small- and large-group engaged learning
  • Tactile teaching tools for embodied learning
  • 14 PE for BC RMTs
  • 16 hour course Sat/Sun
  • Best value!

Upgrade: Morning Yoga for Retreats 

Upgrade and choose morning yoga to start your retreat day with mindful movement practices appropriate for breast surgery patients.  So you're not only taking care of yourself but learning gentle yoga stretches you can pass along to your breast surgery patients.

Upgrade to Morning Yoga

Dates, Times and Places 💕

March 
Virtual Retreat - A

Date: March 5 & 6, 2022 (Sat/Sun)
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm PST
Yoga: 8:00 am - 9:00 am PST
Credits: 
BC RMTs: 14 PE for Cycle 13 
AB RMTs: in process
SK RMTs: 14 Primary 

Learn from the comfort of your own home, Covid-safe, no vaccine required, plus wear your jim-jam's down below! 

Upgrade 1: Add on virtual morning yoga by clicking the "Upgrade" button above.

Upgrade 2: Want the collectors item Student handbook instead of the complementary interactive PDF?  Simply click the upgrade right after course purchase is done and we will ship it to you. 

Register

April 
Virtual Retreat - B

Date: April 9 & 10, 2022 (Sat/Sun)
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm PST
Yoga: 8:00 am - 9:00 am PST
Credits: 
BC RMTs: 14 PE for Cycle 13 
AB RMTs: in process
SK RMTs: 14 Primary

Learn from the comfort of your own home, Covid-safe, no vaccine required, plus wear your jim-jam's down below! 

Upgrade 1: Add on virtual morning yoga by clicking the "Upgrade" button above.

Upgrade 2: Want the collectors item Student handbook instead of the complementary interactive PDF?  Simply click the upgrade right after course purchase is done and we will ship it to you. 

Register

May (Vancouver)
In-person Retreat 

Date: May 28 & 29, 2022 (Sat/Sun)
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm PST
Yoga: 8:00 am - 9:00 am PST
Address: 1659 Venables St, Vancouver BC
Credits: 
BC RMTs: 14 PE for Cycle 13 
AB RMTs: in process
SK RMTs: 14 Primary

Learn with your peeps in person, get hands on practice including general healthy breast massage, plus learn from live demo bodies.  

Upgrade 1: Add on virtual morning yoga by clicking the "Upgrade" button above.

*Please note: If Covid, forest fires or other world events do not allow for in-person events, we will switch to an online version, so you'll still get your course.

Register

July (Nelson)
In-person Retreat 

Date: July 9 & 10, 2022 (Sat/Sun)
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm PST
Yoga: 8:00 am - 9:00 am PST
Address: 5915 Taghum Hall Rd, Nelson BC
Credits:
BC RMTs: 14 PE for Cycle 13 
AB RMTs: in process
SK RMTs: 14 Primary

Connect with your peeps in person at Taghum Hall 10 mins outside of Nelson in this boutique-style day retreat over the second weekend in July.  Must be double vaccinated to attend.  

Upgrade 1: Add on virtual morning yoga by clicking the "Upgrade" button above.

*Please note: If Covid, forest fires or other world events do not allow for in-person events, we will switch to an online version, so you'll still get your course.

Register

September
Virtual Retreat - C

Date: Sept. 24 & 25, 2022 (Sat/Sun)
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm PST
Yoga: 8:00 am - 9:00 am PST
Credits: 
BC RMTs: 14 PE for Cycle 13 
AB RMTs: in process
SK RMTs: 14 Primary 

Learn from the comfort of your own home, Covid-safe, no vaccine required, plus wear your jim-jam's down below! 

Upgrade 1: Add on virtual morning yoga by clicking the "Upgrade" button above.

Upgrade 2: Want the collectors item Student handbook instead of the complementary interactive PDF?  Simply click the upgrade right after course purchase is done and we will ship it to you. 

Register

Meet your instructor

Eryn Price RMT has been practicing as a professional healer for over 24 years, the last decade being a registered massage therapist, and over 8 years instructing experience. 

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