Continuing Education in Oncology Massage During and After Treatment

for Licensed Massage Therapists

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You know how one of your regular clients might come in one day and say they have just been diagnosed with cancer?

We  give you the oncology massage training for you to know how to continue to work with that client in a safe and compassionate way.

What Is Oncology Massage?

An oncology massage is a client-specific, customized massage session designed to meet the unique and changing needs of someone in treatment for cancer or with a history of cancer treatment. A safe massage plan generally revolves around the side effects (both short- and long-term) of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.

Open to any Licensed Massage Therapist

Learn How to Work Safely With Clients who have been diagnosed with Cancer

Hands on Practice.

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Oncology Massage Essentials 

24 CEs, Classroom and Hands-on practice

This course is for the practicing massage therapist to learn how to work safely and effectively with a client who has had a diagnosis of cancer. The class will cover how to modify a massage to address safely and comfort concerns before, during, and after treatment, including late-term effects of treatment.

The class is a combination of lecture, class participation, and hands-on experience including a clinic on the last day with cancer survivors or peer-to-peer massages incorporating the information and modifications to massage presented in the first two days. At the conclusion of the course, the massage therapist will have the minimum requirements to apply to the Society for Oncology Massage as a Preferred Practitioner.  Both Lucy Allen and Kathy Hallman are Recognized Education Providers (REPs) with S4OM.

Prerequisite: Licensed Massage Therapist (provide State and Lic Number). Proof of professional liability insurance
Required Reading: Oncology Massage: An integrative approach to cancer care. Janet Penny and Rebecca L. Sturgeon, Handspring Press.  (discount link sent after registration, or Kindle version available:

Assignments and supplemental material will be posted on Google Classroom, so a Gmail Account is necessary to retrieve that information and respond.

Recommended Reading:  Medicine Hands, 3rd Ed. Gayle MacDonald and Medical Conditions and Massage Therapy: A Decision Tree Approach, Tracy Walton

Instructors: Lucy Allen, LMBT and Kathy Hallman, NP

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Attendance Policy

October 11-13, 2024
Southeastern College, Charleston

2431 Aviation Avenue, Suite 703, North Charleston, SC 29406
Registration: Min 8, Max16


Coming in 2025: New 30CE format
(6 home study, 24 in person)

Save The Date: Registration will open in December 2024
Feb 19-March 19 Home Study
March 21-23, 2025 Live In-Person
Urban River Massage Institute

9 Farrs Bridge Road, Greenville, SC 29617

“Such an incredible program! Amazing instructors that are so knowledgeable and professional. I just finished this 24 hour class and I believe I learned from the best! Lucy and Kathy are a wealth of information and expertise. This program is well planned and organized. It’s the best CEUs I have ever taken. I had such a wonderful experience and it was rewarding both personally and professionally!”

Clysta Clark

Still Have Questions?

Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

Recognized Education Provider Organization

For More Information: 864-238-1816

400 S. Main Street, Suite B-5, Mauldin SC 29662

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