Massage for People Living with Cancer© (24 hours)
Cheryl Smith, LMT, has been practicing therapeutic massage in Cincinnati, Ohio since 2007. Her own experience with cancer led her to dedicate her career to working with individuals with cancer. Her private practice offers comfort-oriented massage, Manual Lymph Drainage and Eastern Massage work. Cheryl started the oncology massage program at The Christ Hospital Cancer Center in 2010. It includes hand and foot massage for patients during their chemotherapy infusions and for oncology inpatients. She was co-investigator and LMT for three IRB research studies on massage therapy and oncology patients in both the outpatient and inpatient setting. She has also co-authored a research manuscript that will be published in 2015. She graduated from the Peregrine Institute of Oncology Massage Training in November 2013 with a certification in oncology massage. Prior to becoming a massage therapist Cheryl worked as a broadcast producer in advertising and direct marketing.