2 Days to Understand the Science of Scar Tissue for Massage Therapists

 

During this 2-Day In-Person Course you will learn:

  • What scar tissue actually is and how to work with it using light-touch techniques
  • Primary body systems that influence wound healing
  • How to work safely through stages of¬†scar formation
  • Pathophysiological scar tissue (keloids and hypertrophic) and how to work with it¬†

Take an Education-Vacation! Visit beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada 

Two Primary Instructors To Guide You! Bring some friends and make it a super fun trip!

October 5 & 6, 2024 from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Become a Skilled Post-operative Therapist

Stage of Healing Matters!

Scar tissue and post-operative work now focuses more on stages of scar tissue development and body systems that influence wound healing, rather than aggressive work that may actually inhibit wound healing.

 

Work smarter, not harder.  

Modern post-operative treatments use a light touch with an emphasis on fluid movement and nervous system regulation, which is easier on your body and for the patient to receive. 

What You'll Get From This Course:

  1. Confidence with Post-operative Care: While we emphasize breast cancer mastectomy and FTM gender-affirming top surgery in this course, you'll get education that is transferable to scar tissue in other part of the body as well.

  2. Understand the Nature of Scar Tissue: Influenced by primary body systems and stages of healing, scar tissue has a particular nature that you will learn to harness and work with, no matter where in the body it is.

  3. New Evidence-Informed Techniques: Our course is rooted in the latest scientific research and industry best practices, so you'll get up-to-date tools in your toolbox. 

  4. Enhanced Healing Outcomes: Boost your clients' healing outcomes, improve their range of motion, and help them reclaim their quality of life.

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

Program Details

 

Curriculum:

Theory:

  • Anatomy¬†as relating to scar tissue
  • Primary systems of wound healing
  • Stages of wound healing
  • Healthy vs. Pathological scars & how to influence
  • Two types of breast/chest surgery (breast cancer mastectomy and FTM top surgery)

 

Practical:

  • Target systems techniques (nervous, lymphatic, integumentary¬†and fascial systems)
  • Immature vs. mature scars
  • Pathophysiological scars (Keloids & Hypertrophic)¬†

 

Logistics:

  • Date:¬†October 5 & 6, 2024
  • Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm pst
  • Duration: 16 hours over 2 days
  • Location:¬†Victoria BC, Canada (exact location TBD)¬†
  • Format: In-person

 

$598 CAD (+ gst) 

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$219/mo for 3 months 
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Meet Your Instructors!

This course features two seasoned instructors!

We each come with a unique perspective, clinical expertise and combined love of "nerding out" which blend well for enhanced discussion-based learning ūüíē

Eryn Price RMT

Eryn has been in the healing arts for about 25 years, 12 of which have been in massage therapy.  She has been instructing for over a decade and is passionate about bringing resources to underserved people.  A firm believer in people's capacity to cultivate resilience, she founded The Mastectomy Guide to support both patients and massage therapists navigating the impactful breast and chest surgery process. 

Cathy Ryan RMT

Cathy has been a long-time RMT in British Columbia, Canada and practicing for 32 years.  She is the co-author of the textbook "Traumatic Scar Tissue Management" along with Nancy Keeney-Smith LMT.  Cathy speaks all over the North American continent at conferences and symposiums, and has a passion for fascia and connective tissue.

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Get the full textbook!

If you're serious about wanting to learn to work with scar tissue, then getting this textbook by one of the "Science of Scar Tissue" co-instructors, will set you up on the right track.

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Hot Tip! purchase the Science of Scar Tissue course first, where you'll get a 20% off coupon in your course confirmation email; then come back and order this text from this page!

PLEASE NOTE: This textbook is NOT the student handbook associated with this course.  It is a stand alone textbook created prior to this Science of Scar Tissue course, co-authored by one of our course instructors, Cathy Ryan RMT.

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Become an Advanced Post-operative Therapist Today!

Don't keep doing the same old thing and expecting different results.

To make change, you've got to take action on courses that can take your practice to the next level. 

Registers now to secure your spot in this unique and high level course!

 

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Human-centric care backed by science

Our "MG Approach" stands firm in balancing the "art & science" of massage therapy