Supporting women's and transgender health with massage therapy
This course can start you with a new purpose, passion and methods for an inspiring and sustainable massage therapy practice
Building a strong treatment foundation means long-term clinical success
There's nothing worse than having a patient come to you for help and you're completely stuck and overwhelmed on how to do that.
Our MG Foundations course will set you on the right track for treating sensitive areas like breasts, chests and abdomens with professionalism and empathy, blending the "art & science" of massage therapy into our unique "MG approach" to breast care.
Better enhance your skills and knowledge for therapeutic breast massage
Learn appropriate language for treating sensitive areas, how to drape, chart and assess people coming in for breast and chest surgery, so you feel confident and able to help your patients, friends and loved ones.
During our evidence-informed certification courses, you'll gain valuable hands-on skills for simple yet effective techniques appropriate for therapeutic breast massage that can take your practice in a whole new direction.
Learn in-person or online
You want to learn and better your massage therapy practice, no matter where you live in the world. Our courses are designed for people who like to be in the room to learn, as well as those who like to learn from home.
Blending the "art & science" of massage therapy
You want to know your course information is sound and backed by science, and you also want to create a healing space for your patients to relax into.
Get vital hands-on practice
You build confidence by doing and getting your hands working, so our courses are designed to provide both theory AND hands-on practice.
What are you going to learn in the MG Foundations course?
After this course you will be able to safely offer therapeutic breast massage for healthy breasts with evidence-informed massage therapy.
Here we start you off right as you open your practice to supporting women's and transgender health, oncology massage and surgical support.
You believe in starting at the beginning so you can learn all you are able to better your massage therapy practice, improve hand-skills and clinical confidence, as well as know you are treating within your scope professionally and ethically.
We combine evidence-informed techniques and anatomy with ethical human-centric care for a holistic treatment style we call the "MG approach" to therapeutic breast care.
Please note: These courses are mainly live taught, but do have a portion of web-based content for self-paced learning. We encourage you to look at it prior to course start so you can hit the ground running.
- Anatomy for breasts & chests
- Precautions and contraindications for therapeutic breast massage
- Stages of healing from breast surgery
- Treatment techniques for each stage of breast surgery healing
- Language for treating sensitive areas such as breasts, chests and abdomens
- Informed consent and why this is a crucial step in the therapeutic process
- Assessments and charting for therapeutic breast massage
- Professional boundaries and how to operate ethically whilst treating sensitive areas
- The unique "MG approach" to whole-person breast care
You will be required to work on a practice body during your Foundations course so you can cultivate confident hands.
If you are doing an in-person course, you will practice with a fellow course participant. If you are doing virtual learning, we encourage you to find a practice body to come to your house at a pre-arranged time so you can treat them.
- The power of intention to create a safe healing space
- Mindfully starting and ending each treatment (intro/outro) for enhanced patient connection and trust
- Circulatory techniques suitable for therapeutic breast massage
- Nervous system techniques for parasympathetic dominance
- Myofascial release for arms, chests and shoulders
- Assisted stretching for chests, neck and shoulders
*Please note: MG Foundations is a prerequisite for our Level 1: 18 Types of Breast Surgery course.
2023 MG Foundations Course Dates
MG Foundations (Vancouver in-person May 31/June 1, 2023)
Set yourself up with a strong and ethical foundation for treating breast surgery patients, by knowing how offer therapeutic breast massage, get informed consent, know how to drape appropriately, do charting and assessments, understanding precautions and CI's and more.
$598 + gst = $628 CAD
Address for Vancouver in-person courses:
Bodhi Tree Teaching Centre
212 - 17696 65A Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 1Z8
Human-centric care backed by science
Our "MG Approach" to breast care stands firm in balancing the "art & science" of massage therapy