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.
We have all 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!
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
• Pre Course home study
• Understanding cancer
• Cancer treatments
• Side effects
• Medical devices
• Health, safety & hygiene
• Cancer related contra-indications
• Dispelling the myths
• Written assessments.
• Client care and communications
• The setting
• Adaptation of treatments
• Safe protocols for Body, Face & Scalp.
• Skincare awareness
- Learning Option
The best of both options is In-House Blended learning, we delivered all the theory material to you online prior to the the In-House practical session at our Llandudno training facility.
You will also be able to access and watch the practical demonstrations so that on the day you will already have prior knowledge of the process to gain as much from the session as possible.
This learning option is aimed at anyone who feels they would prefer to come into the training centre for face to face tuition. These sessions will be limited to ensure social distancing measures are upheld.
- Additional Information
Accrediting Body: ABT
Course Cost: £265.00
Kit Included? No
Pre-Requisites: Level 3 Beauty Qualification or Regulated Level 3 Massage
Certificate Type: Printed Hardcopy
Assessment Method: 1 Day In-House Practical