Breast Health Classes     All classes must be paid for in full two weeks prior to the class

Registration/Cancellation/Refund Policy

 Please register using the links below,  by calling Effie Spurlin, 704-724-102 or email her at espurl@gmail.com.

Registration deadlines are two weeks prior to the class if space is available. Full payment is due two weeks prior to class. Full refund is available up to two weeks prior to the class and an 85% refund after that.

Foundation In Breast Massage (5 CEU Hours)   

To Register  https://appointmentswitheffiespurlin.as.me/?appointmentType=3534514

Prerequisite to Breast Health – Advanced 16hr class

The class is designed to educate any individual (male or female) (therapist or not) about breast health and breast concerns. The class will cover information that will assist everyone to incorporate breast massage into their life / their massage practice and relationships. The class will cover the ethical concerns with touching breast tissue. Individuals/therapists will review the Rules and Regulations required by North Carolina Rules and Regulations. The class will go into the basic knowledge of the lymphatic system and the techniques to prepare the individual/therapists/clients lymphatic system prior to beginning breast massage. The class will cover the importance of hydration and its relationship to a healthy body and proper lymphatic flow. An introduction to thermography, mammography, ultra sound and MRI will be included. The risk factors for breast disease and how to better prevent breast disease will be introduced. The class will help the individual/therapist better understand how overall improved health impacts the breast health. The class will teach the individual/therapist how to do Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) at the clavicular and axillary areas and massage techniques for the breast while fully draped. You do not have to be a massage therapist to take this class. It is available to anyone for general education about breast care.

Classes Friday 12:00pm –5:30pm, 5 CEUs, $130.00

April 5, 2019

June 7, 2019

August 9, 2019

October 11, 2019

Call for additional Dates

Breast Health (16 CEU Hours)  (Advanced)

Breast Exam, Lymphatic Drainage and Massage .     

To Register .  https://appointmentswitheffiespurlin.as.me/?appointmentType=3534616

Foundation in Breast Massage (5hr) is Prerequisite to Breast Health – Advanced 16hr class

The class is designed to help Massage Therapist, Nurse Practitioners/Physicians Assistants/Lactation Consultants, Doulas, etc. understand and appreciate how to facilitate better breast health. The class expands on lymphatic techniques for breast health, a self-breast exam, Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), massage techniques for breast health and how cupping is used as a treatment. The therapists will understand the importance of the lymphatic system and how to do manual lymphatic drainage. The class will provide instructions on how to identify and palpate lymphatic congestion in the breast tissue. The Massage will provide a method to treat and reduce lymphatic congestion. Therapists will know how to educate their clients, to understand and appreciate the lymphatic system and how to take better care of theirs and their client’s breast tissue. We will discuss and demonstrate on each therapist how cupping assist in breast health. There will be an introduction to Breast Thermography and how it assists in monitoring breast health.

Because of the nature of the class, the classes will be all female or all male. Mixed classes can be arranged with appropriate permissions. Therapist must be comfortable working on their own bare breast and the bare breast of the other therapist in a group setting.

Classes:  Saturday and Sunday 8:30 – 5:30, 16 CE’s, $390.00

April 6, 7, 2019

June 8, 9, 2019

August 10,11, 2019

October 12, 13, 2019

Call for additional Dates

Ethics: Breast Massage (3 CEU Hours) 

To Register .   https://appointmentswitheffiespurlin.as.me/?appointmentType=3534586

Course Description .

The class is designed to review the ethical concerns while working with breast tissue. The class will review the history of massage. It will explore all areas of touch: the definition of touch, the various meaning of different touch, the significance of touch and the many types of touch. The class will explore the differences of touch from various countries and the need for certain considerations. It will distinguish the difference between intention and goals with your touch. The class will review the Rules and Regulations for the State of North Carolina, the Code of Ethics from NCBTMB and the Policies of the Association of Massage Therapist (AMT). The class will encourage the students to discuss and role-play ethical issues that they may face in their daily practice when introducing breast massage to their clients and working with breast tissue.

Classes Friday 8:30am –11:30am, 3 CEUs, $65.00

April 5, 2019

June 7, 2019

August 9, 2019

October 11, 2019

Call for additional Dates

Breast Health Lectures
Upcoming Lectures
Carolina Breast Friends, Lymphatic Drainage for Breast Health
Third Thursday of each Month, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
cbf@carolinabreastfriends.org
1607 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28207
RSVP 704-370-7773
Dr. Julia Gorelik DMD NC, Nov 1, 2018
Simple Wellness Juice Plus, Adri Warrick, Kinetic Heights, Oct 25, 2018
Lake Wylie Family Chiropractic, Tues Oct 23, 2018

 


Previous Lectures

Thermogram and Lymphatic Presentations at:
Dr. Julia Gorelik DMD NC, Nov 1, 2018
Simple Wellness Juice Plus, Adri Warrick, Kinetic Heights, Oct 25, 2018
Lake Wylie Family Chiropractic, Tues Oct 23, 2018
Dr Cammy Benton, MD
The Journey Group in Matthews NC
Carolina Breast Friends: Third Thursday each Month
Woman’s International Event, Charlotte NC
Novant Health Buddy Kemp Center, Triple Negative Cancer Support
Integra Wellness, Indian Land SC
Dr Kristin Boyle, , Fort Mill, SC
Dr Jonathan Stevens, Chiropractor, Charlotte NC
Dr. Mike Smith ND, Charlotte
CMC Hospital, Waxhaw, NC
Haylo Healing Arts, Charlotte NC
Christian Book Lovers Meeting (Closed)
Please contact: Effie J. Spurlin     704-724-1020,    
                               espurl@gmail.com  to schedule
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