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Canadian Therapist Invited to present at Hollings Cancer Center

Nov. 6, Mississauga, ON – Paul Lewis, RMT, has been invited to present a three-hour workshop on approaches massage for post-surgical mastectomy cancer patients at the Hollings Cancer Centre in Charleston, South Carolina.

November 15, 2011  By Massage Therapy Canada

Founded in 1993 and named for former U.S. Senator and South Carolina Governor Ernest “Fritz” Hollings, the cancer center serves a culturally and socio-economically diverse state whose populations experience unique and urgent disparities in cancer incidence and mortality. As the state’s foremost cancer treatment and research center, Hollings unites more than 150 experts in treatment, research, education, prevention and control, and outreach to address South Carolina’s significant cancer problem. The center’s resources extend throughout South Carolina via partnerships with other healthcare organizations ensuring that all patients in the state have access to our innovative and compassionate care. 

Paul Falkowski is the director of Integrative Cancer Care at Hollings Cancer Center. Falkowski organizes this non-profit initiative which focuses on support services and products to meet the physical and emotional needs of cancer patients and their families. He heard about Paul Lewis’ innovative approaches to post-mastectomy therapy and invited Lewis to speak at the cancer centre in November. 

The presentation will focus on bringing together assessment and treatment techniques to address post surgical mastectomy issues such as restricted rage of motion, and thoracic outlet syndrome. Advanced upper body treatment with a focus on engagement techniques using Dynamic Angular Petrissage (DAP) will be introduced and demonstrated. Topics discussed and techniques demonstrated will include: client comfort and care; assessment techniques; use of hydrotherapy; segmental stretching; myofascial treatment techniques; joint mobilizations and draping for client comfort. 

“The principles behind the DAP technique help to augment the therapist’s current treatment protocols and allow the the therapist to address many upper body soft tissue issues with reduced stress on both the therapist and client,” says Lewis, who has presented workshops throughout Canada, the U.S. Europe and Japan. 

For more information on Paul Lewis, please visit    For more information on the Hollings Cancer Centre in South Carolina, please visit  


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