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Plastic Surgery Recovery Massage

COURSE SYLLABUS

 

This course syllabus covers all topics in the course. Please seek clarification from Kathleen Lisson should you not understand any portion of it.  To see the pre-class document, please click or tap here.

 

COURSE TITLE/NUMBER:    Plastic Surgery Recovery Massage

CREDIT HOURS/UNITS:  3 hours

INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFORMATION: Kathleen Lisson

9921 Carmel Mountain Rd. #300 San Diego, CA 92129 USA

1-619-880-6538 solacesandiego@gmail.com

PREREQUISITES:  Massage Therapist, Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist

REQUIRED BOOK: None

Plastic Surgery Recovery Class

 

RECOMMENDED BOOKS:

After the Cut, Nicole Psomas

Cooling for Lymphedema, Jean Yzer

Deep Tissue Sculpting : A Technical and Artistic Manual for Therapeutic Body

Work Practitioners, Carole Osborne-Sheets

Foldi’s Textbook of Lymphology, M. Foldi & E. Foldi

Foundations of Manual Lymph Drainage, M.Foldi

Kinesio Taping, Kenzo Kase

Plastic Surgery Recovery Handbook, Kathleen Lisson

 

CLASS MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT

INSTRUCTOR:Handout Material

STUDENTS: Writing paper, Pencils/Pens, Books

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The Plastic Surgery Recovery Massage class will familiarize students with applications of massage and bodywork therapy for specific needs of the post-plastic surgery client.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:    Upon completion of this course, students will have knowledge of plastic surgery procedures as well as massage modalities and client self-care techniques that can help patient recovery.

LEARNING OUTCOME: Students will demonstrate familiarity with popular plastic surgery procedures, including their side effects and how massage can benefit client recovery.

 

Course Objectives:

Describe popular plastic and orthopedic surgery operations

Discuss symptoms and experiences of patients after plastic surgery

List and describe the stages of wound healing

List and describe which modalities are most effective at different stages of wound healing

Describe modalities and client self-care actions that can reduce swelling and other side effects of surgery

Explain contraindications to post-surgery massage

Discuss continuing education options with the class

Select resources that you can pass on to your clients

 

EVALUATION OF OBJECTIVES:

Written quiz

 

EVALUATION METHODS:

Attendance, participation in discussion and a quiz are used to assess student knowledge and skills

 

Class Participation –

-Interaction with Instructor and others.

-Follows instructor’s instructions during the sessions.

-Remains attentive, alert and awake during lectures.

-Actively participates in discussions.

 

In class assignments –

-Each student must complete a quiz.

 

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

Pass / Fail. A passing grade is based on quiz score.

 

LEARNING STYLES SUPPORT:

Students are encouraged to read and watch the pre-course work before class begins.

 

 ELECTRONIC DEVICES:

All electronic devices must be turned off during class unless arrangements have been made with the instructor. You may need to have your phone on during class in case of an emergency. In most instances however, all cell phones must be turned off. The use of electronic devices in class is permitted in certain instances including the use of a laptop, iPad or cell phone for note taking purposes.

 

No part of the class may be reproduced, transmitted or published in any form or by any means, electronic, recording, photocopying or otherwise without permission of the instructor.

 

Registration deadlines

 

Payment must be made in full within one (1) week prior to the workshop start date.

 

Cancellation policies

 

Kathleen Lisson reserves the right to cancel a workshop up to 2 weeks prior to the date. Please do not book airline tickets until you have confirmed with Kathleen Lisson that your workshop is being held. Kathleen Lisson will not be held responsible for airline ticket penalties, interruptions of travel or hotel expenses. Please ensure that Kathleen Lisson has your correct email address and phone number. Please contact Kathleen Lisson at 619-880-6538 if your contact information has changed.

 

Refund policy

Tuition is fully refundable up to 15 days prior to start of workshop.  Partial (50%) tuition is refundable if cancelled before one (1) week prior to workshop; NO refund if cancelled after one (1) week prior to start of workshop.  If you are just making a deposit and not paying in full, the deposit is subject to the Cancellation/Refund Policy. Please make refund requests in writing to: Kathleen Lisson 9921 Carmel Mountain Rd. #300 San Diego, CA 92129.  No refunds will be issued for books or other supplies purchased for the class.

 

CLASS CURRICULUM

 

First Hour

 

Introduction and Course Objectives

 

Writing and Discussion:

 

  • What are YOUR course objectives? Write them down on the feedback form

  • What are your current Knowledge, Skills and Attitude about this type of massage therapy?

  • What questions will your clients ask you during their sessions? (How do you already connect with a client and engage them in their healing process?)

 

Lay of the Land

 

Who am I?

 

What is Plastic Surgery?

 

Writing:

 

  • Plastic and orthopedic operations I would like to learn more about.

 

Discussion:

 

  • Where are clients getting messages about plastic surgery and recovery options? – RealSelf, Social Media, Coaches/Concierges, traditional Media, TV shows and books, friends and celebrities, advertisements

  • Cognitive Dissonance

  • Black glove videos

 

  • What is the most important outcome of liposuction?

 

  • What are your impressions of plastic surgery and why do you want to help these clients?

 

We will use your prior knowledge and build on your experience to help these clients

 

We will work with real-life problems I have seen in my clients

  1. Revision Liposuction with no foam or garment assigned by surgeon

  2. Lumps and unevenness after fat harvesting for breast reconstruction surgery

  3. Limited ROM after abdominoplasty, arm liposuction and 360 liposuction

  4. Lumps and bumps after liposuction (from 3 weeks out to years after surgery)

 

Can you perform post-surgery massage?

How is it different from body contouring?

 

Is it in your scope of practice?

Are you trained?

 

Discussion:

 

What are the benefits of applying:

 

Pressure (positive and negative)

Friction

Vibration

Kneading

Heat / Cold

 

Discussion:

 

  • Discuss ‘sample’ client – one student gives a synopsis of a patient journey they have heard of (friend, story online).

  • Include: Operation performed, difficulties in recovery, how it was resolved.

  • Important point – we will also hear these emotions from our client. How should we respond?

 

Reducing swelling

 

What is swelling?

 

Discussion:

What does swelling look like? What does it feel like? Where does it come from?

 

How can we treat swelling?

 

Grandparents’ Wisdom

 

Massage

 

Compression

 

Movement

 

Discussion:

What do you do to treat swelling?

 

DEMONSTRATION

 

What does a swelling only session look like?

 

Reducing Bruising

 

Second Hour

 

Reducing Lumps, Bumps and Fibrosis

 

Discussion:

Have you seen lumps, bumps and fibrosis in clients?

How can we treat lumps, bumps, fibrosis?

 

Key Idea – Use several of these techniques at once

 

Key Idea – Positive /Negative Pressure, Friction

 

Key Idea: Heating &/or Cooling

 

Key Idea: Add ROM Exercise to Treatment

 

Key Idea: Compression Massage Machines

 

Key idea: Vibration

 

Key Idea – Compression

Key Idea – Measure Progress

Zones of Adherence

 

But does it really work?

 

Discussion:

Have you used positive/negative pressure, friction, vibration, ROM exercises, heating/cooling, massage machines on clients?

What other techniques might work?

Untested ideas – wood therapy, bamboo massage?

DEMONSTRATION

Fibrosis session

 

Third Hour

 

Reducing pain and increasing ROM

 

Discussion:

How can you reduce pain / increase ROM?

 

Wound and Scar Healing

 

How can we optimise the patient’s self care? Reinforce surgeon’s recommendations.

 

What types of massage are best for different stages?

 

What about Seroma, eschar, necrosis?

 

Discussion:

How can you support client’s wound healing?

 

Supporting Exercise

 

Discussion:

How can you support activity after surgery?

 

Self-care and Holistic Healing

 

Presurgical Anxiety

 

Discussion:

How can you support client emotionally after surgery? Is this something you want to do as a massage therapist? Do you have experience with Motivational Interviewing?

 

Guiding Compression

 

Discussion:

Similarities / differences with compression for lymphedema?

 

Positioning and Draping

 

Discussion:

What are your positioning tips?

 

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