Breast Massage and the Breast Pain Client: The Pain You are Afraid to Touch
Nov
20
10:00 AM10:00

Breast Massage and the Breast Pain Client: The Pain You are Afraid to Touch

Sunday, November 20, 10am-4:30pm
Register at New School of Bodywork Advancement
6 CEUS, $150 paid 2 weeks in advance
What clients are good candidates for breast massage? Which clients should you refer out? How can you market this new service? Practice draping and treatment on each other, collect thorough breast health history and obtain breast massage consent. Bring your stories to share!

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Breast Self-Massage: A Natural Lift
Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

Breast Self-Massage: A Natural Lift

It is intimidating to plunge into breast massage. How do you bring up this topic with clients in an engaging manner? A great place to start is offering client education on how clients can support their own breast health. Learn breast anatomy and the ways breast massage can improve breast health. Practice how to teach self massage to clients. Rehearse with your friends and colleagues how to broach this topic with clients. This class is open to the public. 

You can start studying at home with these handy hand-outs and videos!

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WA Dept of Health Board of Massage Meeting
Sep
9
9:00 AM09:00

WA Dept of Health Board of Massage Meeting

It's that time again! I will be journeying to the far east to protect unfettered access to breast massage throughout the great state of Washington. Here is a post to update you on the nitty-gritty in the Breast Massage section. (Vote Version B!)

And here you can read the latest update on the rest of WAC Chapter 246-830 regulations here at the New School of Bodywork. It will be in Room 304 at the Spokane Convention Center.

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The State of Breast Massage in Washington State
Aug
28
1:00 PM13:00

The State of Breast Massage in Washington State

Currently there is significant controversy surrounding breast massage regulations in WA State. Changes in required training, record keeping and draping will also effect how we practice breast massage. We will discuss how the proposed changes will affect your business, ways to protect yourself and your clients’ access to care, and case studies involving how to treat the “untouchable client.” You will leave with client education materials and tools to incorporate breast massage and breast care education into your practice. Cost is $10 at the door. Hosted by the Seattle LMP Network - RSVP on their FaceBook page!

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Oct
27
6:30 PM18:30

Massage Mastermind: Relating to Our Clients with Cancer

This month’s Massage Mastermind will delve into how cellular tactile relationships promote or inhibit breast cancer cell growth. After a brief review of the mechanical relationships between cells, we will discuss how sharing resources and information with clients is a great way to build client-practitioner relationships.

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Sep
29
6:30 PM18:30

Massage Mastermind: Breast Massage Legislation is on the Table!

I am very excited to be offering these monthly, evening Mastermind classes in a structured but relaxed and inspiring format. The format: A facilitator speaks on a popular topic (in this case, the current proposed legislative changes in Washington for Massage Therapy) and the attendees utilize or disregard this information as they see fit. After the lecture, everyone divides into groups to bring concentrated attention to a particular challenge at hand. Each person takes a turn outlining her problem or question and receiving feedback from teammates. The round is completed when the student has an action plan that is appropriate to move forward. We will share ways that we can be part of the WAC changes, as well as how to prepare for these changes. Here is a link to the minutes I took at the September 11 meeting. Here is a link to more about what is a "Mastermind". And finally, here is a link to register!

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Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

Massage Mastermind

I am very excited to be offering these monthly, evening Mastermind Classes in a structured but relaxed and inspiring format. The format: A facilitator speaks on a popular topic (for instance, the current proposed legislative changes in Washington for Massage Therapy) and the attendees utilize or disregard this information as they see fit. Ideally, the lecture will spark ideas to focus on a particular business or clinical situation. After the lecture, everyone divides into groups to bring concentrated attention to a particular challenge at hand. Each person takes a turn outlining her problem and receiving feedback from teammates. The round is completed when the student has an action plan that is appropriate for to move forward.

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May
17
5:00 PM17:00

Breast Massage Study Group featuring Steve Metzger, RN-CMT

After class on Sunday this weekend, please join me in welcoming Steve Metzger, RN-CMT. He has been a medical professional, massage therapist and educator for over 25 years, with a special interest in womens health. We will discuss challenging breast care clients and share different techniques for addressing scar tissue and breast pain. This is a free event. Bodyworkers and other medical professionals are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Info@BreastRemedySeattle.com - See the link below for more information about Steve.

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May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Breast Self-Massage: A Natural Lift

It is intimidating to plunge into breast massage. How do you bring up this topic with clients in an engaging and non-threatening manner? A great place to start is offering your clients education on how women can support their own breast health. Learn breast anatomy and the ways breast massage can improve breast health. Practice how to teach self-massage to clients. Rehearse with your colleagues how to broach this topic with clients. As this is an introductory class, we will not be working directly on each others breasts. You will gain experience working on top of the client's hands as she practices massaging herself.

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May
15
4:30 PM16:30

Breast Self-Check: Bodyworker Know Thyself

How were you taught to do a breast self-exam, from a hand out at the doctor's office? If you were asked to learn trigger point palpation from a one page handout, would you feel adequately trained? This class will give you the opportunity to handle silicone breast models with sample lumps. You will learn a thorough breast self-check and practice how to teach it to your clients. Reduce your anxiety by informing your hands and trusting your intuition. Go beyond the pink ribbon. As this is an introductory class, we will not be working directly on each other's breasts. You will gain experience working on top of the client's hands as she practices examining herself. 6 CEUs are available for massage therapists. This class is open to the Public. See link below for registration.

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Feb
17
5:00 PM17:00

Breast Massage and the Bodyworker: Moving from Self-check to Self-care

Are you curious about this treatment, but not sure if it's right for you? Come learn different ways that you might implement this service in your current practice, as well as current research to speak confidently with clients about the efficacy of this work. Speak openly about your personal and professional breast health concerns. Open to the Public. CEUs avaiable for massage therapists. Register at the Trillium Institute for Bodywork.

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Feb
15
10:00 AM10:00

Breast Lymph Massage: Love Your Lymph

Study the lymph anatomy that you weren't taught in massage school. Breast tissue is chock full of lymph nodes and vessels, which are important supporters of the immune system. Start informing your hands how to feel lymph and how to support your own lymph system. An excellent treatment for breast swelling and congestion.

Please visit Trillium's website to register.

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Jan
13
5:00 PM17:00

Breast Massage and the Bodyworker: Sneak Preview Evening Seminar

Are you curious about this treatment, but not sure if it's right for you? Come learn different ways that you might implement this service in your current practice, as well as current research to speak confidently with clients about the efficacy of this work. Speak openly about your personal and professional breast health concerns.

Please visit Trillium's website to register.

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