Oncology Massage

Continuing Education Courses
 

Oncology Massage Essentials - Sept. 13-15, 2019

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.

 

$450

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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 (Application pending from S4OM as Recognized Education Provider)

Prerequisite: Licensed Massage Therapist (provide State and Lic Number). Proof of professional liability insurance
Required Reading:  Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer and Medical Conditions and Massage Therapy: A Decision Tree Approach
Instructors: Lucy Allen, LMBT and Kathy Hallman, OCN
Date of next class: Feb 22-24, 2019, 9am-6pm each day
Location: Greenville SC, at Bon Secours St. Francis Millennium Medical Office Building, 2 - Innovation Drive
Tuition: $480 up to 22 days before the course, $515 21 days or fewer
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Outpatient Cancer Center Massage - July 11-12

15 CEs, Classroom and Hands-on practice

This course is for the massage therapist who has already completed a foundation class in Oncology Massage (at least 24 CE and approved by Society for Oncology Massage) and would like to deepen their learning through application in the Infusion Center. The class will review the information from the foundation course, address additional concerns for working in the hospital and outpatient infusion environment, and teach hands-on techniques for hand and foot massage in the Infusion Center. Approximately half of the class will be hands-on practice in the outpatient clinic.

$275

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Prerequisite: Completion of 24 hr Onc Massage Foundation Class; negative TB Test, proof of liability insurance and current massage license.
Instructors: Lucy Allen, LMBT
Date of next class: July 11-12, Nov 7-8, 9am-6pm each day
Location: Greenville SC, at Bon Secours St. Francis Cancer Center  - 104 Innovation Drive
Tuition: $275
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"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

Oncology Massage Basics - Oct. 5

16 CEs, Classroom and Hands-on practice

This course is for the practicing massage therapist to learn the basics of cancer, cancer treatment and the short and long-term side effects. It covers how to work safely and effectively with a client who has had a diagnosis of cancer. The class will cover a few ways to modify a massage to address safely and comfort concerns before, during and after treatment and will also provide information on when to refer a client to a specialist rather than risk harm. This class will be a combination of lecture, class participation, and hands-on practice. It covers much of the same material as the 24hr CE Oncology Massage Essentials class, but does not include a clinic with cancer survivors or provide sufficient hours or practice to quality as a Preferred Practitioner with the Society for Oncology Massage.

Oncology Massage Essentials: Basics for Spas and Massage Franchises--TBA, probably Winter/Spring 2020

8 CEs, Classroom and Hands-on practice

Oncology Massage of the Carolinas is pleased to partner with Upstate AHEC for this class.  Registration is through their site, and provides a significant discount for massage therapists and RNs interested in learning more about Oncology Massage.

Course Description: This course is for the practicing massage therapist to learn the basics of cancer and cancer treatment and how to work safely and effectively with a client who has had a diagnosis of cancer.  The class will cover a few ways to modify a massage to address safely and comfort concerns before, during, and after treatment, and will also provide information on when to refer a client to a specialist rather than risk harm. This class covers some of the same material as the 24hr CE Oncology Massage Essentials class, but does not provide enough hours to become a preferred provider with the Society for Oncology Massage.

 

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Course Outline: Definition of Oncology Massage, How Cancer Starts and Spreads, Standard Precautions, Levels of Pressure for Oncology Massage, Cancer Treatments and Side Effects, 2 Hands-on Sessions, Options for additional information and training. There will be a lunch break.
Prerequisite: Licensed Massage Therapist
Recommended Reading:  Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer and Medical Conditions and Massage Therapy: A Decision Tree Approach
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Cost: $80
Class size: Minimum 8, Maximum 16
Instructors: Lucy Allen, BCTMB & Kathy Hallman, OCN

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