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Mary Lou Ross
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  • Douglasville, GA
  • United States
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Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Integrative Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Chair Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Lymph Drainage, Structural Integration

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At 9:29am on June 10, 2010, Travis Alligood said…
Hi Mary Lou !
At 3:57pm on October 16, 2009, Susan G. Salvo said…
Hey Mary Lou,

Here is the link for the Dec Workshop for Oncology Massage

Click on the first link under "Massage and Cancer - A Workshop.

Let me know if you have any questions.
At 8:15am on September 19, 2009, Susan G. Salvo said…
Hey Mary Lou,

This is Susan’s husband, Mike.

I am also a massage therapist (specialize in rehab) and she thought your question was more surgery relevant than cancer relevant, so she tossed it to me.

My pre-surgery suggestion is to do some myofascial release on the lats so that there are no adhesions. This may reduce surgical trauma.

For post-surgery mastectomy patients, focus on scar tissue, adhesions, and the rotator cuff muscles. Having the chest wall musculature removed or scraped can be traumatic and often results in frozen shoulder from the patient babying the affect side(s). Passive mobilization is also advised.

I postpone post-surgical therapy until:
• Sutures/staples are removed
• Scars are dry and healing
• Physician has given clearance

Hope this helps…
At 2:33am on August 31, 2009, Susan G. Salvo said…
Great. Dec 5 and 6 in Rayne, LA (just outside of Lafayette). I should have a flyer up this week. The workshop is sponsored by the LA AMTA. It also includes a cajun lunch on Saturday.
At 7:40pm on August 27, 2009, Lisa Mertz said…
Thank you!
At 2:39pm on August 19, 2009, Anita Bakke said…
OK you got me here... so Hi :-)
At 5:44pm on August 17, 2009, Travis Alligood said…
Hello Mary Lou,
Just wanted to say hello, and look forward to sharing ideas.
At 8:07pm on August 16, 2009, Susan G. Salvo said…
Okay, follow this path: → Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy Links → View Cancer & Massage Powerpoint

It was only an hour long presentation. We paired up and did a seated massage at the end of the session.
At 3:43pm on August 16, 2009, Susan G. Salvo said…
You are welcome to use the ppt. If there is something specific you are looking for, let me know.

Contact your local chamber of commerce. Let them know you are interested in lecturing. Civic groups are ALWAYS looking for speakers for their monthly luncheon meetings.

When you speak to these groups, have handout with your name and contact #.

I did a few youtube videos. They may be useful in showing people in your community about massage.
At 10:10am on August 16, 2009, Mike Hinkle said…
Welcome to the community! If you need help just holler!

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