Fundamentals of Oncology Massage
One in three adults will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.* For massage therapists working with people who have cancer, specialized education and experience is essential.
This course will prepare you to safely and effectively offer massage to clients undergoing cancer treatment or with a history of cancer. You’ll learn about types of cancer treatment, massage contraindications, pediatric oncology massage, and the many ways bodywork can ease physical and psychological pain. Participants will be able to practice gentle massage techniques at a hands-on clinic with clients affected by cancer.
Massage helps alleviate the inevitable stress that comes with a cancer diagnosis or treatment and promotes a sense of wellbeing. This unique connection can be a transformative experience for both massage therapist and client.
Upon completion of this training program you will receive a certificate of completion from The Heart Touch Project. The Heart Touch Project is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider (450864-08), by the California Board of Registered Nursing as a Continuing Education Provider CEP 13426, and by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (V10953). This program may be used for continuing education credits for members of the Association of Professional Chaplains.
Learn the role of oncology massage in pain and palliative care
Understand cancer and cancer assessment
Learn the modifications to The Heart Touch Method specific to oncology patients
Understand how to work safely and effectively with patients both undergoing cancer treatment and in the post-treatment phase
Learn the contraindications of touch therapy and lymphedema risks
Learn the modifications to positioning for safety and comfort
Understand the treatment modalities and medications used for cancer patients
Learn hands on demonstrations
Learn clinical practicums
Participate one on one mentoring in a clinical setting
Training Course Content
Participants must have completed some massage therapy training prior to taking this course.
The Heart Touch Fundamental of Oncology Massage training program (check out our full calendar) at The Heart Touch Project Training Room and is based on the schedule below.
March 6-8, 2020
August 5-7, 2020
Day 1: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Day 2: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Day 3: 9:00am - 6:00pm
The Heart Touch Project Training Room
3400 Airport Avenue, Suite 42
Santa Monica, CA 90405
The Heart Touch Fundamentals of Oncology Massage training program costs $480 due with an application. Early Bird Registration is $390, register before January 3, 2020