“This course is designed to provide participants with an assessment and treatment methodology for the lymphatic system, lymphatic drainage and immune system disorders. It will cover physiology, anatomy and pathology of the lymphatic system. It will expose participants to general lymphatic and immune system boosting techniques as well as specific lymphatic stimulating techniques for lymph nodes. The course is based on Osteopathic manipulations/techniques for the lymphatic system NOT Vodder based MLD or other MLD courses and will not lead to certification for lymphedema treatment.”
This course is approved for 21 Primary MTAM credits.
About the Theoretical Instructor
Sheila Bergman, W.C. (Hon.), RMT, has been an instructor at the Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies Inc. since 1995 and currently teaches Physiology, Pathology, Neurophysiology, Hydrotherapy and Medical Terminology. In 1998 she became the massage therapist for the residents of the Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg Inc., a personal care home in West St. Paul. From 2001-2007, Sheila was a volunteer member of the Palliative Care Team at Middlechurch and served as chair from 2005-2007. In 2004, she was a guest speaker at the Hospice and Palliative Care Manitoba Annual Care Conference and since that time has facilitated the Friend in Hand/Compassionate Care course numerous times both at Middlechurch and Wellington College.
About the Practical Instructor
A former licensed practical nurse in Saskatoon, Monica Gran graduated from the Northern Institute of Massage (Blackpool, England) in 1991 with a Basic Massage Diploma, and then with an Advanced Diploma from Western College of Remedial Massage Therapies (Regina, Saskatchewan) in 1993. Monica moved to Winnipeg shortly after, with her husband Dale, and son, Jesse. While operating a private practice out of her home, Monica began teaching at the Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies in 2000, teaching several courses over the years: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Basic Remedial Massage. Monica's technical knowledge and practical experience were of great benefit to the students. Her dedicated approach to teaching proper and professional massage techniques helped prepare students for future success as therapists. Monica continued her own education, and graduated with a Adult Education Certificate in 2007 from the University of Manitoba. While no longer teaching at Wellington, Monica continues to operate a full-time home-based practice.