Instructor: Nicola McGill
Nicola McGill, LLSA, LMT,NCTMB, CLT-LANA, has over 25 years of experience in the field of massage andbodywork both in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. She is a graduate of theLondon School of Aromatherapy and received diplomas in Reflex Touch and ManualLymphatic Drainage in Professional Practice at Anglia Polytechnic University,U.K.
Upon relocating to the U.S.,Nicola received extensive training in the field of oncology massage - includingscar tissue release for post-mastectomy patients - under the instruction ofGayle MacDonald, MS, LMT and Sandy Canzone, DOM. In 2010, Nicola received herLymphedema Therapy Certification through Klose Training and Consulting. Shealso completed the Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, Head and Neck LymphedemaManagement, and refresher MLD classes with Klose Training.
In her clinical practice,Nicola utilizes her bodywork skills as an aromatherapist, massage therapist,and MLD practitioner to treat a wide range of medical conditions, both chronicand acute, including conditions related to the respiratory, digestive,muscular-skeletal, nervous, and reproductive systems. She also providesindividual aromatherapy consultations for clients requiring customized blends forskin care and general health-promoting practices.
Since May 2008, Nicola hasbeen on staff at Boulder Community Hospital (BCH) as an Oncology Massage andLymphedema Therapist. She promotes education and lymphedema risk-reductionpractices at cancer support groups and individual treatment sessions whileworking alongside the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center (RMCC) and the BCH team ofhealthcare providers.
Nicola is also a team memberof the Boulder Cancer Survivorship Program at Avanti Therapy where she provides lymphedemaeducation and restorative and comfort-oriented bodywork treatments forindividuals undergoing treatments for a cancer diagnosis and those who havecompleted their treatment.