Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December 2023, 1pm to 5pm - classroom
Course tutors: Anita Mehrez and Sarah Wilkins
This 2-day course is designed for massage therapists who want to expand their skills in the use of massage therapy, enabling them to work safely and effectively with clients with cancer and/or other complex/life-threatening conditions.
We will explore creative ways of adapting massage whilst providing an understanding of the rationale for those adaptations. You will learn how to work with clients at all stages of their cancer journey and in a variety of different environments. We take a zero-strain approach that will allow you to build your confidence working with and without oil.
Our tutors have a combined 25 plus years of experience working with patients at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and other cancer and supportive care settings, as well as extensive therapeutic experience in other areas within healthcare, charity and private sectors.
Feedback from previous Adapting massage for hospice and cancer care course
On a recent Adapting massage for hospice and cancer care course, students said they liked the mix of practical, theory and discussion that the course offered, as well as experimenting with touch and pressure. They also said they gained confidence in using the massage techniques and that the course would benefit their practice by giving them the ability to relax and help cancer patients.
Prerequisite: Level 3 Massage Therapy diploma or equivalent and 1 year’s therapeutic practice.
Location: The Education Centre, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Wilmslow Road, Withington M20 4XQ.