Oncology Massage Training

Oncology Massage Training

Our Exclusive Oncology Massage Course is a certified and insurable course which allows you to provide a gorgeous and caring massage on cancer patients.

As therapists we are not insured to give a massage to cancer patients, this fabulous and exclusive course allows us to deliver a safe and effective massage on cancer patients

If you want to stand out from the crowd and deliver such a wonderful treatment to those who need it most this course is for you, if you are a health spa or salon and want to offer amazing massage treatments to cancer patients, get in touch.

Oncology massage information
CPD approved via ThinkTree Hub , accredited by Professional Beauty Direct, insurable through Towergate, Professional Beauty Direct, Holistic Insurance Services, Balens ,and other insurers- please check with yours.

Duration : Home study – 2 days Attendance  (includes practical assessment )
Entry Requirement : Successful completion of home study before attendance , and level 3 or equivalent body massage qualification with anatomy and physiology.


Course Content

  • Home study – 2 days Attendance  (includes practical assessment )
    Areas covered-
    Cancer- what it is, types of cancer and how it spreads
    Staging of cancer
    Treatments for cancer and side effects
    Emotional aspects of a cancer diagnosis
    Benefits of massage for people living with cancer
    Therapies for cancer – the evidence
    Health, safety and hygiene considerations
    Contraindications and special care
    Adapting massage for people living with cancer –

    • Touch and pressure ( inc The Walton Pressure Scale )
    • Wounds ,scar tissue and adhesions
    • Medical devices (PICC lines, venflon , patches, etc )
    • Products
    • Supports and positioning for client comfort

    Protocol for body massage
    Compassionate practice
    Therapist self care
    Recommended reading

    Assessment methods – observation of practice, oral questions, assignment , case studies ( 2)
    There will be a moodle ( online learning repository ) for this course, where you can access all course materials, links to useful resources etc , and ongoing support from your tutor while you work towards the certificate.

We offer a discounted rate for community organisations and for therapists who currently volunteer on a regular basis– please let us know on booking if any of these apply , and forward evidence of this .
Maximum class size will be 4 people so you can be assured of individual attention during your training.

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