Previous career with American Cancer Society, Pennsylvania Division, in public relations. Transitioned to oncology massage and lymphedema therapy because of strong desire to work one on one with cancer patients. Therapy provided: post-surgery, during and after chemotherapy treatment, during and after radiation treatment and to manage presentations and complications following resolution of acute stage. On-site treatment room at oncology office located in medical office building of hospital / daytime hours. Safe setting while undergoing and following cancer treatment. Physician's cooperative care plan encouraged so that medical provider(s) is aware of ongoing sessions and all contraindications are acknowledged.
S4OM Recognized Training
Medical Massage for the Cancer Patient Levels 1 and 2: on-site at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (included inpatient shadowing with Memorial's Integrative Medicine Service).
Also trained in Reiki levels 2 and 3 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Certified in Comprehensive Drainage Therapy (CLT) through Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy with instructor Jeannette Zucker, DPT, PT, CLT-LANA, Director of Outpatient Lymphedema Treatment Services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Circle of Life Hospice and Palliative Massage Workshop (24 CEUs) with instructor: Valerie Hartman, RN, CHPN, CTRN
Traumatic Scar Tissue Management with instructor: Nancy Keeney Smith, LMT
Oncology Massage Healing Summit 2013
Oncology Massage Healing Summit 2016
Professional Medical Conference CEUs:
Rose Kline Oncology Lecture: Innovations in Cancer Treatments 2008
Rose Kline Oncology Lecture: Bioethical Dilemmas in the Hospital Setting 2011
Mount Sinai Hospital/Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine: Converging Disciplines at the Crossroads of Cancer Care 2014
Rose Kline Oncology Lecture: Multiple Myeloma in 2015: Progress and Updates
Rose Kline Oncology Lecture: Current Oncology Topics 2016