Course curriculum

    1. About the Instructors

    2. Course Description

    3. A brief word . . .

    1. Does massage spread cancer?

    2. How does cancer spread?

    3. Going up?

    4. Massage Considerations

    5. More Clinical Considerations

    6. How does cancer spread through the body? - Ivan Seah Yu Jun

    1. Tired of It: Young Women, Metastatic Breast Cancer and Fatigue

    2. Want to continue the conversation?

    1. Recommended Reading

    2. Curties, Debra. Could Massage Therapy Promote Cancer Metastasis? MTJ Fall 2000

    3. Safety and Efficacy of Massage Therapy for Patients With Cancer - Lisa Corbin, MD

    1. Final Quiz for Metastasis & Massage

About this course

  • $25.00
  • 15 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content


Instructor & Operations Director Kerry Jordan

Kerry is a teacher for Healwell and is an essential part of the curriculum development team. She brings 20 years of experience as an instructor and has an extensive background in teaching pathology and physiology and adapting massage therapy for special populations. Before training as a massage therapist, Kerry owned and operated a successful yoga studio in Boston. She has been teaching yoga since 1999. Kerry effortlessly weaves the principles of yoga and meditation into her teaching and service work with yogis, massage therapists and health care providers.

Instructor & Education Director Rebecca Sturgeon

In addition to being a valuable member of Healwell’s faculty and curriculum development team, Rebecca is also Healwell’s Education Director. She works tirelessly to organize existing courses and to create new opportunities for Healwell to offer meaningful and robust inter-professional education for massage therapists and other health care providers. Rebecca co-authored "Oncology Massage: An integrative approach to cancer care" (Handspring, 2021.) As a former teacher of writing at the college level, Rebecca is passionate about the written word and about all forms of human communication. In her massage practice, she focuses on integrating therapeutic massage as part of overall health and wellness care. She is also an experienced mentor to new massage therapists, and facilitator of learning groups.

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