Say ‘yes’ to Oncology Massage!
Many of the myths surrounding the use of massage for people with cancer come from misunderstandings about the nature of the illness and the medical treatments commonly given.
Many of us have been taught that massage is a contra-Indication for cancer patients, our insurers usually won’t insure us and we don’t feel we have the confidence to be able to treat.
However as a trained skilled oncology massage therapist you will be able to provide a safe & modified massage using a lighter touch so you never need to turn these clients away!
You will learn how to confidently adapt and modify your approach to be able to treat patients with cancer.
As an Oncology massage therapist you will gain a deeper understanding of cancer, the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; and have the ability to modify massage techniques in order to adapt for these side effects, as well as for the disease.
You will be able to treat people in active treatment, those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life.
- Course Content Summary
• Introduction to Oncology Massage
• Understanding cancer
• Dispelling the myths
• Benefits of Oncology Massage - The power of touch!
• Cancer treatments
• Side effects
• Medical devices
• Health, safety & hygiene
• Cancer related contra-indications
• Client care and communications
• The setting
• Adaptation of treatments
• Safe protocols for Body, Face & Scalp.
• Skincare awareness
• Video Assessment
- Learning Option
Our Fully Online courses give you the freedom to learn at your own pace and around commitments that may make attending an in-house course difficult.
All accredited courses use our online learning platform 'Learning Resource Hub' to deliver pre-learning material. Students are enrolled onto our platform following payment and will receive a separate e-mail with log in details to access the learning content.
This allows us to deliver much more high quality content theory, practical tutorials, demonstrations and step by steps, giving you the very best in tuition to be more confident before undertaking the practical element of the training which will require video evidence submission of you performing the treatment on a model.
Students must work through the material at their own pace and complete the learning material prior to completing the required case studies as part of their assessment criteria.
Access to our learning portal is granted for 6 months, all study must be completed and assessments submitted in this time, access after this time can be reissued for an additional fee.
- Additional Information
Accrediting Body: ABT | IPHM
Course Cost: £165
Kit Included? No
Pre-Requisites: Level 3 Beauty Qualification or Regulated Level 3 Massage Qualification
Certificate Type: PDF Download
Assessment Method: Video evidence submission.
Our Oncology (Cancer) Massage Course is open to practitioners with a recognised massage qualification. Please check you have the correct pre-requisites for this course. We always recommend you check with your insurance that they are happy to insure you for this treatment as no refunds can be given once enrolment has began.