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 live, interactive practical workshops. More syllabus 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 Live Interactive Practical Workshop Online- This will teach you how to modify your manual therapy based on real life case studies for common conditions.

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

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

Bonus material

Alongside the online and live practical learning, you'll also have lifetime 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.

Live Practical Workshop Dates

These interactive workshops will be taking place live via zoom

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 there is a limit of 9 people per class and you will need a model for two hours in the afternoon of each day. Each day runs from 9am - 5pm.

  • February 18th - 20th 2021 (FULL)

  • March 5th - 7th 2021

  • March 12th - 14th 2021

  • March 18th - 20th 2021 (FULL)

  • April 23rd - 25th 2021

  • June 24th - 26th 2021

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.

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

ONLINE WORKSHOP

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 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

  • Lifetime access to the entire course

  • Worth up to 5 CPD points

  • Certificate of completion

  • Access to private support forum

Course curriculum

  • 1

    WELCOME!

    • Welcome to my online oncology massage course

  • 2

    MODULE 1. INTRODUCTION TO ONCOLOGY MASSAGE

    • Watch Video

    • View Handout

  • 3

    MODULE 2 - BENEFITS OF BODYWORK

    • Watch Video

    • View Handout

  • 4

    MODULE 3 - TREATMENT OPTIONS

    • Watch Video

    • View Handout

  • 5

    MODULE 4 - MODIFICATIONS AND CONSIDERATIONS

    • Watch Video

    • View Handout

  • 6

    MODULE 5 - ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS

    • Watch Video

    • View Handout

  • 7

    MODULE 6 - CELL CYCLE AND CANCER

    • Watch Video

    • View Handout

  • 8

    MODULE 7 - CONTRAINDICATIONS

    • 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

    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

  • 12

    BONUS MATERIAL - CASE STUDIES

    • Pancreatic Cancer Final Stage

    • Anal Cancer

  • 13

    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

  • 14

    BONUS MATERIAL - FORMS AND LETTERS

    • Introduction Letter to GP

    • Massage Referral Form

    • Consent Form

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

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.

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