Post-op Complications and Integrative Cancer Care
Level 2

Deepen your knowledge, skill set and compassion.  

 

Top 8+ Complications

The after effects of breast surgery are anything but guaranteed, and complications are a common side effect that can last for months, years or decades.  Learn how you can help with strategic massage therapy. 

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.

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

Cultivating confidence with the complexities of post-surgical complications and integrative cancer care. 

 

Course Curriculum:

The Science:

  • Top 8+ post-surgical complications, why they happen, how to identify and what you can do to improve chording, capsular contracture, necrosis, "Iron Bra" Syndrome and more
  • Stages and types of breast cancer, so you are informed and educated when your patient says "I'm triple negative" or "I'm HER2+ stage 2"
  • Reducing side effects from chemotherapy and radiation such as chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy, pain, energy loss, mood impairments and more
  • Lymphedema stages, risk factors, hydrotherapy, home-care and manual techniques research has shown to decrease lymphatic volume
  • Massage therapy techniques research has shown to be useful for mobility, pain reduction, digestion improvements 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 patients in traumatic circumstances
  • Precautions and contraindications for treatment and home-care
  • Manual Techniques appropriate for post-op complications and cancer care 
  • Critical thinking skills to know when & how to apply techniques 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 - $663 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 (value $43)
  • "Meet Your Peeps" in-person
  • Small- and large-group engaged learning opportunities
  • Tactile teaching tools for embodied learning
  • 19 hour course Fri/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.

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Dates, Times and Places 🙌🏽

October (Naramata/Penticton Retreat)
In-person Retreat 

Date: Oct. 14, 15 & 16, 2022 (Fri/Sat/Sun)
Time: Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Sat/Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 pm 
Yoga: 8:00 am - 9:00 am (Sat/Sun only)
Price: $663
Credits: 14 PE for Cycle 13 for BC RMTs

Reconnect with your cohort, and meet some new friends in our 2.5 day Community-building retreat in beautiful Naramata/Penticton BC.  Stay in nearby accomodation to keep close to your peeps and fully immerse yourself in the full experience (accommodations & food separate).  Must be double vaccinated to attend.  

*Click the "Register" button for single pay ($663) or click here for 3 payments of $233 over 3 months (multi-pay offer valid until July 10, 2022)

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

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November (Vancouver) 
In-person Retreat 

Date: Nov. 5 & 6, 2022 (Sat/Sun)
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm PST
Yoga: 8:00 am - 9:00 am PST
Price: $598
Credits: 14 PE for Cycle 14 for BC RMTs

Learn in the company of your peeps in a unique and inspiring location in Vancouver (exact location TBA), get hands-on practice time and see live demo bodies who've experienced post-surgical complications. 

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

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November - A
Virtual Retreat 

Date: Nov. 26 & 27, 2022 (Sat/Sun)
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm PST
Yoga: 8:00 am - 9:00 am PST
Price: $498
Credits: 14 PE for Cycle 14 for BC RMTs

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 "Yoga 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. 

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