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 treating 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
  • Surgical images so you know exactly what's happening underneath the skin


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


When your patients come in and tell you their breast is climbing up their chest, wouldn't you rather feel educated what that's about? Our course will help you build knowledge and trust that you can deliver a treatment truly useful for your patient.


In-person Retreats

$598 - $663 CAD

plus GST

  • Hands-on practice trades, so you can learn from other therapists what it's like to give and receive breast massage
  • Demo bodies to learn from, who've been through the surgeries themselves
  • Collectors item: Full-colour high quality coil-bound Student Handbooks (value $43)
  • "Meet Your Peeps" in-person
  • Tactile teaching tools for embodied learning
  • 19 hour course Fri/Sat/Sun
  • 10 EIP CECs for BC RMTs for Cycle 13 (ending Oct. 31/22)

Virtual Retreats

$498 CAD

plus GST

  • Learn from anywhere you have an internet connection
  • Hands-on practice so you can gain actual experience by working on a practice body, rather than just getting theory
  • Interactive PDF Student handbook - write on your screen or print out at home
  • "Meet Your Peeps" online
  • Tactile teaching tools for embodied learning
  • 16 hour course Sat/Sun
  • Best value!

*Please note: This virtual course is happening after the BC credit system has ended, therefore has no credit value in BC

Dates, Times and Places 🙌🏽

October - In-person 

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 
Price: $663
Credits: 10 EIP CECs for Cycle 13 for BC RMTs

2.5 day Community-building retreat in beautiful Penticton BC, on the amazing SS Sicamous Heritage Boat Museum. Sound healing and community building on Friday night, course runs Sat/Sun. *Please note:Vaccine passports are no longer required. 

November - 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: N/A for BC, pending in other Canadian provinces

Learn from the comfort of your own home, no travel or accommodation costs, plus wear your jim-jam's down below! 

Upgrade: 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.