Not only is SRT the fastest growing assessment and treatment program in the world, it grossly reduces the pain and physical labor of deep tissue therapy for both you and your clients. And when properly trained and certified according to Spinal Reflex Institute, International’s standards, SRT is guaranteed to boost your client outcomes
SRT was developed by the world’s leading expert in the effects of the “spondylogenic reflex syndrome” on pain and dysfunction and its value in accelerated tissue healing. Dr. Frank Jarrell built SRT into a fast, efficient and highly effective protocol unlike any other in the profession. Predicated upon 85 years of formal research, current scientific concepts in physiology and neurology and 25 years of clinical and therapeutic application; SRT’s fundamental concepts are rock solid in its history, research and evidence based standards.
Also known as “Spondylogenic Reflex Therapy”, SRT for Massage is available to both Massage Therapists and Nurses.
This 6-day Oncology Massage course combines aspects of 101 and 201 for a more comprehensive treatment of Oncology Massage and also includes an introduction to working with scar tissue. This course includes 3 hands-on clinics. The material is this course is a hybrid of review from 101 and 201, but also includes content about end of life care, hospital-based practice basics and practice building.
This course is an opportunity to learn not only the basics of oncology massage, but also some of the more specific details that will get you started if your path is leading you in the direction of working with clients affected by cancer.
It includes three supervised, hands-on clinics with actual clients (one specifically addressing scar tissue and two full-body, client-centered sessions). Students will develop a working knowledge of the disease process of cancer as it relates to massage therapy as well as the ability to speak intelligently with colleagues, other medical professionals and clients about the benefits and safety of oncology massage. The course includes daily opportunities to practice hands-on protocols and techniques which can be put into practice immediately. Six days also affords the opportunity to address the topics of building an oncology massage practice and/or hospital program, including how to talk to doctors, how to approach medical offices and infusion centers and how to network within existing programs. In addition to technical skills, students will learn about themselves and their beliefs and assumptions about disease, wellness and death and dying. It might be the most fun you’ve ever had learning about cancer.
Required Reading- Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer, by Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT
Instructors – Lauren Muser Cates, Julie Ackerman, Kerry Jordan, Lucille Eddy
These certification classes are unique in that Carmen Thompson offers perspectives on the varying treatment techniques and hand techniques taught by the different schools of thought in MLD. Ms Thomspon has studied and attended classes in the French Chikly techniques, as well as the Vodder and Földi methods.
The 5 day certification course is offered in sections and there is ample time between modules to practice techniques, to study and to come to the next module prepared with applicable questions.
Students will also study manual lymphatic drainage applications for many other indications other than just lymphedema. We study lymphatic organ drainage and full body MLD to stimulate the immune system and to bring relief to many suffering with auto-immune conditions such as lupus, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
This course work is recognized as a MLD/CDP training program by both the National Lymphedema Network and the LANA organization.
90 NCBTMB Approved CEs (45 home study)