OBUS Training courses in USA for 2019

Venue: Rutherfordton, North Carolina

     AND Cancer care training in OBUS School             

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

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Course dates: (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 16th, 17th and 18th August 2019
Course times: 9.00am to 6.00pm
Course fee: $375.00
21 CE hours + 3 hours ethics free of charge
NCBTMB approved provider

About the course:

Lymphatic drainage massage is a very soft and gently form of massage. It uses a VERY light pressure combined with soft pumping action working in the direction of the lymph nodes only.

It is designed to stimulate the body’s lymphatic system which helps the body to eliminate waste and toxins. It also improves metabolism and boosts to the immune system.

This course is written and taught by Christine Courtney and is based on her unique method of “following the impediment to flow”.

Course content:
* The anatomy of the lymphatic system
* Location of nodes
* Drainage patterns
* Contraindications
* Indications for lymphatic drainage massage
* Oedema
* How to perform lymphatic drainage on yourself
* Adaptations needed for clients who have had lymph nodes removed

Upon completion of the course:
The student will know how to perform a treatment which is specific to an area of the body:
* The face
* The upper body
* The abdomen
* Lower body
* And a full body lymphatic drainage massage.
* Adapt massage for clients following lymph node removal

Lymphatic drainage massage is excellent for:
* Clients who get recurrent colds, sore throats etc
* Clients who do not or can not take much exercise
* Clients suffering with oedema
* Clients who have low energy levels.

The massage can be incorporated into any massage sequence or it can be a stand alone treatment.

This course does NOT cover:
Lymph drainage massage for the following conditions:
* Major heart conditions
* Bandaging

Who can attend the course:
This course is open to qualified massage therapists who hold a recognised qualification in  Anatomy and Physiology and massage.

3 hours Ethics training with Laura Allen click here


Or contact Laura directly on
Phone 828-289-5047

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Course dates: (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 23rd, 24th and 25th August 2019
Course times: 9.00am to 6.00pm
Course fee: $375.00
21 CE hours + 3 hours ethics free of charge
NCBTMB approved provider

You will learn

  • What is cancer.
  • Current treatments for cancer and their effects on the body
  • Stages of cancer
  • Massage adaptations

Correct Positioning – Correct positioning and bolstering is vital to help client release tension from held muscles which brings relaxation into the body.  Also medical devices need to be accommodated.
Pressure – Knowing what pressure to use is vital to safe massage.
Duration – All bodywork following treatment needs to be undemanding on the body. Learning how to give an effective massage in shorter times is important.  As the clients’ energy returns duration can be lengthened.
Lymphatic drainage massage and lymphedema: A thorough knowledge of how the lymphatic system works and how to adapt massage when working with clients who have lymph nodes removed, examined or radiated.  Knowing how chemotherapy affects the lymph vessels is vital to giving a safe and effective massage.
Skin integrity: There can be lifelong changes to the skin following some cancer treatments and the massage therapist needs to know how to adapt.
Types of massage and touch therapy:  You will learn how to work with clients in various settings such as hospital, day care, home and in your clinic.
Contraindications:  There are some (but few) conditions that contraindicate massage and you learn clear and definite direction regarding when it is contraindicated to massage.
Cautions and adaptations:  There are lots of situations where you need to be cautious and this course will give you the knowledge and confidence to know the difference between caution, adaptation and contraindication.
Intake forms:  We will discuss what questions you need to ask any client who is currently receiving treatment to ensure the best possible outcome from the massage.
You will also receive suggested questions to ask on your standard intake form for clients who are cancer free for a number of years but may still need some adaptation to ensure you always have as much information as you need to give the best treatment.
Follow-up:  Therapists will learn the importance of following up on how the client felt following the massage.  This helps you adapt the next massage to increase the benefits and eliminate any side effects.
Emotional aspects of touch:  Students often receive new understanding of what family and friends experienced while being treated for cancer.  They also realize (or re-remember) just how powerful touch can be and this can have a profound effect on them during the course and afterwards.

Practical sessions
You will learn how to adapt and alter your massage and many massage techniques will be covered including:
Holistic massage
Effleurage massage
Lymphatic drainage – how to adapt your massage for clients who have lymph nodes removed or damaged
Indian Head Massage –  stimulate the Vagus nerve
Foot-Reflex Massage –  to aid deep relaxation
Acupressure massage arm and hand massage – for comfort and relaxation

Looking after yourself:  It is important that the therapist knows how to take care of themselves when working with clients who may have a difficult history of illness. We will focus on methods to help you stay centred during your work, let go when finished and how to do productive reflective practice.

3 hours Ethics training with Laura Allen click here for details 

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Or contact Laura directly on
Phone 828-289-5047