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Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT

Gayle MacDonald, M.S., L.M.T., is the author of Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer, 3rd Ed. (Findhorn Press, 2014) and Massage for the Hospital Patient and Medically Frail Client (LWW, 2005). Since 1994, Gayle has worked with patients and trained massage therapists on the oncology units at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon plus four other hospitals around the US and Scotland.

Since 1998, Gayle has taught continuing education to massage therapists in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Ireland, England, The Netherlands, and Australia. She is a member of the Oncology Massage Education Associates and Curriculum Lead for the Iris Cancer Partnership in Scotland.

Upcoming Classes

March 2019

Massage for People Living with Cancer – MPLC-EDM-19-03

Where do you stand in relationship to cancer? Join Gayle MacDonald creator of this course to learn with confidence how to safely massage cancer patients.

Edmonton
$749.00 $699.00
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Fri – Sun Mar 1–3 9am – 6pm
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I wanted to take Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage with Seminars for Health to become more confident in treating pregnant and postpartum women as my college didn’t touch on this at all. I honestly feel that a lot of therapist leave school scared and too nervous to treat pregnant and postpartum women. I actively avoided it. Janine does a great job of dispelling the misinformation that’s out there regarding pregnancy and massage. Her knowledge and experience is vast and fills you with confidence. She showed some great techniques and made sure everyone was super confident with the sidelying positioning, draping and bolstering. The booklet we used and took home is great and really useful. I’ve been taking it with me when I have a maternity or postpartum massage just for reference. It gives you all of the contraindications and cautions to watch out for broken down into trimester as well as safe positioning and techniques to use for each trimester. All in all I feel 100 times more confident since taking the course and I feel like clients feel more cofident in you when you know the right questions to ask and understand the issues facing pregnant and postpartum women. I would highly recommend this course to all therapists! Pregnant women aren’t scary and they need massage and support more than anyone.

Angela Tierney