Caregiver’s Hands:


Safe Massage for the Medically Sensitive

Six Holistic Wellness Certificate Hours

Touch is a universal way to truly make someone feel better. Everyone can provide comforting, restorative and soothing touch to people in their life who need it. This workshop will teach you safe techniques to use to address the discomfort and anxiety experienced by people who are medically compromised. You will learn about helpful acupressure points, strategic reflexology areas, energetic holds and restorative massage techniques. Also included is information about neuropathy and some tips to ease the discomfort it causes. Learn how to employ simple methods that are easy to use and provide wonderful results allowing both the giver and receiver to feel good. No prior massage experience is required. Dress comfortably in loose, warm clothing. A $5 materials fee is payable to the presenter at the first meeting.

Program fee $75

2 meetings
Mondays, Jul 14 & 21
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Community Center 103 5368.001

Presenter: Sarah Hoeven, NCMTB, CMT, S4OM – Has provided education and training facilitation since 1993, working specifically with oncology and medically sensitive education since 2008. She holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees. Sarah is an approved instructor for the Society of Oncology Massage.

Holistic Wellness Certificate Program

Holistic health and wellness is a state of well-being which brings about an optimal level of physical, mental, and spiritual functioning. Because of the nature of some programs, more emphasis may be placed on one of the main components of holistic health and wellness. However, each holistic workshop is designed to encompass mind, body, and spirit. The hours may be applied towards satisfying some of the training requirements for a massage technician license, if desired. A certificate of completion will be awarded upon successful completion of 25 hours or more of instruction. The certificate program must be completed within a three-year period. Programs are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met. If a participant is not interested in the Wellness Certificate, these programs may be taken on an individual basis. Attendance at all meetings is required to obtain instruction hours towards the Wellness Certificate. Each program’s hours may be applied only once towards the certificate.

Golden West College Community Education and Activities is an approved school recognized by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC). It is also recognized by the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), school ID number 246975.

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