Be safe. Be efficient.

This course focuses on developing your understanding of common conditions and how this will influence your work as an oncology massage therapist. Learn how to modify your existing techniques along with learning some new ones specific to these conditions.

Meet the needs of your clients

A cancer diagnosis can be extremely traumatic; patients are often suddenly faced with their own mortality, and an uncertain future. The desired outcome for oncology massage is to leave the patient feeling relieved. Whilst there are numerous physical benefits of massage, there are just as many for mental health.

Work confidently and with ease

Do not be afraid of working with an oncology client. This course will teach you the skills you need to be able to approach an oncology massage treatment with confidence in your ability, whether you are treating a client who has had a previous diagnosis years in the past, or those who are currently receiving treatment.

What's included?

This course is split up into an online portion and 3 days of interactive practical workshops. You can choose between attending the practical workshop at a specific location, or attending one of my live practical workshops via Zoom. More information available below.

  • Online Workshop - This portion of the course will cover the technical information you need in order to make appropriate choices in care

  • Day 1 Practical Workshop - This will teach you how to modify your manual therapy based on real life case studies for common conditions.

  • Day 2 Practical Workshop - This focuses on developing your manual techniques and advancing your soft tissue skills

  • Day 3 Practical Workshop - This day includes providing homecare suggestions and covering rehabilitation principles as well as bringing together all that you have learnt.

  • A goodie bag containing props you'll need to do do the live practical days. Including; massage wax from Songbird, softballs, PPE and more!

  • Worth a combined total of 35 CPD points

Bonus material

Alongside the online and live practical learning, you'll also have access to a number of other privileges

  • Downloadable Resources

    Included in the course is downloadable PDF handouts of lectures, case studies and articles.

  • Private Support Group

    Have a discussion with other therapists and myself, about any questions, concerns you have during the course and after.

  • Webinars

    You'll have access to any webinars or online presentations that I give in relation to oncology massage, including those for the British Fascia Symposium.

Please note this is an advanced massage course, the prerequisite is you must have a relevant hands-on therapy qualification or massage experience.

The complete workshop (practical and online) is fully certified and accredited by:


Live Practical Workshop Dates

These interactive workshops will be taking place either live via zoom or at the specified location

Live interactive workshops - three days of practical training with myself.

You can choose from any of the available dates in the Buy Now button below. Please note: for the online workshops via Zoom, you will need a model for two hours in the afternoon of each day. Each day runs from 9am - 4.30pm.

  • January 28th - 30th 2022, North London

  • February 18th - 20th 2022, via Zoom

  • March 18th - 20th 2022, Brighton

  • April 22nd - 24th 2022, via Zoom

  • May 27th - 29th 2022, Belfast

  • June 3rd - 5th 2022, Edinburgh

  • June 23rd - 25th 2022, Bristol

Pricing Options

Online and 3 Day Practical Workshop

This includes the online course and your choice of practical workshops from the dates listed above.

Online Only

You can choose to just do the online portion of the course, and purchase the practical at a later date.

Practical Workshop Only

This option is only available to those who have already purchased my online course.

New: If you're paying by PayPal,  you can choose to split the cost over 3 months, with their brand new Pay in 3 option (Paypal T&Cs apply).

Need more information? Here's what you will learn on each part of the course


The online workshop can be completed as a stand alone module if you want to understand the basics of how cancer forms, learn about the research behind oncology massage, understand the different types of treatment and their side effects including the disease process itself. There are currently 20 videos with an approximate running time of 4.5 hours. You have unlimited access to this module for one year and can view all the videos as many time as you need.

What's included in the online course?

An online course that you can do anywhere, anytime!

  • 20+ high quality practical and lecture videos

  • Comprehensive transcripts and worksheets

  • Downloadable lecture handouts

  • Quizzes to test your knowledge

  • 1 Years access to the entire course

  • Worth up to 5 CPD points

  • Certificate of completion

  • Access to private support forum

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome to my Online Oncology Massage Course!

    • Information Survey

    • Stay in Touch

  • 2

    Module 1: Contraindications

    • Watch Video

    • View Handout

  • 3

    Module 2: Physiology of Cancer

    • Watch Video

    • View Handout

  • 4

    Module 3: Benefits of Bodywork

    • Watch Video

    • View Handout

  • 5

    Module 4: Treatment Options

    • Watch Video

    • View Handout

  • 6

    Module 5: Modifications and Considerations

    • Watch Video

    • View Handout

  • 7

    Module 6: Associated Conditions

    • Watch Video

    • View Handout

  • 8

    Module 7: Cell Cycle and Cancer

    • Watch Video

    • View Handout

  • 9

    Module 8: Fascia and Oncology

    • Watch Video

    • View Handout

  • 10

    Module 9: Treatment Suggestions

    • 1. How Much Depth?

    • 2. Oncology Massage Techniques

    • 3. Using a Softball

  • 11

    Module 10: Final Review

    • Online Review

  • 12

    Bonus Material: Lectures

    • British Fascia Symposium (BFS) 2018 Presentation (Part 1)

    • British Fascia Symposium (BFS) 2018 Presentation (Part 2)

    • BFS Lecture 2020

    • Jing Webinar 2020

    • Myths and Benefits

    • Live Webinar - December 2020

    • SMTO Webinar - How Can We Navigate the Difficult End of Life Questions - January 2023

  • 13

    Bonus Material: Case Studies

    • Pancreatic Cancer Final Stage

    • Anal Cancer

  • 14

    Bonus Material: Extra Resources

    • Daniela Witten LPA Essay

    • What are the Early Signs of Cancer?

    • MASCED - Melanoma and Skin Cancer Early Detection

    • Yes to Life Radio Interview

    • Skin Cancer & Prevention Article by Susan Findlay (Massage World)

  • 15

    Bonus Material: Forms and Letters

    • Introduction Letter to GP

    • Massage Referral Form

    • Consent Form

  • 16

    Bonus Material: Discounts & Product Links

    • MASCED course

    • Massage Mitts

    • Handspring Publishing

    • Hokki Stools

    • MooGoo Skincare

    • Songbird Massage Wax

  • 17

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback Instructions

    • Course Feedback

  • 18

    What Next?

    • Practical Workshop

    • Leave me a review!

Practical Workshop

Once you have completed the online course, the practical days are where you can begin to apply this knowledge to your manual therapy work. These three days will teach you how to modify your manual therapy based on real life case studies for common conditions, including a clinical session working with oncology clients. Additionally, they will develop your manual techniques to include advanced work, home care and rehabilitation principles.

Practical Day 1

This day is all about preparing you for the real thing, starting with taking a comprehensive case history to developing your manual skills to meet the needs of your clients.

  • This workshop will cover the soft tissue modifications necessary to accommodate your clients’ stage of health and diagnosis

  • Manual techniques and their modifications will include effleurage, petrissage, friction, shaking, rocking, long strokes, vibration, tapotement, compression, distraction, mobility and stretching as well as their efficacy

  • Understand your role as a soft tissue therapist, what your remit is and when to refer

  • Worth 10 CPD points

Practical Day 2

This day is about putting into practice what you have learnt so far on within a clinical setting. In preparation, the morning will be spent delving into case studies and advanced techniques.

  • Practical demonstrations will include Transverse STR, Muscle Energy Techniques, Neuromuscular, trigger point work, Myofascial Release, and much more. Prior training in these techniques is useful but not essential.

  • Case studies are covered in a similar format as day 1, these will include more complex studies such as breast, prostate, lung, Hodgkin lymphoma, brain tumour, pancreatic and terminal cancer affecting the liver and bones.

  • Worth 10 CPD points

Practical Day 3

Putting it all together integrating all the previous modules with additional workshop information on rehabilitation principles and homecare suggestions. The afternoon will hold a clinical day to develop your confidence and skills.

  • Understanding the principles of delivering a more effective homecare plan and how to encourage client compliance using these principles

  • Advanced mobility techniques which will include Transverse STR, mobility, stretching, MET, massage with soft balls

  • Worth 10 CPD points

+ a Free Goodie Bag!

For every student in the UK

Included in the 3 Day Live Practical Workshop is a goodie bag containing some things you'll need to do the interactive course online. Such as; massage wax, notebook, softballs and PPE.