Be Safe. Be Effective.
This course focuses on developing your understanding of common conditions and how to manage the complexity and support your clients journey.
Learn how to modify your existing techniques along with some new ones specific to these conditions.
Support your client's needs.
A cancer diagnosis can be extremely traumatic, patients are often suddenly faced with their own mortality, and an uncertain future.
Whether you are treating a client who has had a previous diagnosis years in the past, or those who are currently receiving treatment, this course will teach you the skills that will enable you to approach an oncology massage treatment with confidence.
Work confidently and with ease.
Developing your hands on skills is a priority. This course will teach you how to work effectively and with ease. It will enhance your palpatory skills, your biomechanics which ultimately will lead to a more effective connection.
Cancer is no longer a contraindication. Let me explain the aims of an oncology massage.
Who is this course for?
The complete workshop (practical and online) is fully certified, accredited and approved by:
This course is broken down into an online portion, and a three day practical workshop. You can choose to do just the online, or both the online and practical (course date options below).
Online Course only - £99
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.
3 Day Practical Workshop & online course - £499
Once you have completed the online course, the practical days are where you can begin to apply this knowledge to your manual therapy work.
Course Dates & Locations
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: Kaizen Training Academy, 527 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7GQ.
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh Murrayfield, 187 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UG.
*Please Note: For the courses taking place over Zoom, students will need a client to treat in the afternoon of each day. This client can be a friend or family member and does not need to be an oncology client.
- This day is all about preparing you for the real thing, starting with taking a comprehensive case history to develop your manual skills to meet the needs of your clients. Understand your role as a soft tissue therapist, what your remit is and when to refer.
- This can include modifying your existing techniques and introducing a few new ones to accommodate your clients’ stage of health and diagnosis, as well as positioning based on your clients condition.
- Manual techniques and their modifications, these will include effleurage, petrissage, friction, shaking, rocking, vibration, tapotement, compression, distraction, mobilizing and stretching, along with the underpinning knowledge about their efficacy, when and how to use them.
- An introduction about the concept of MELT, often referred to as a mindful touch. How to achieve a depth that is both beneficial and appropriate.
- Case studies include breast, prostate and kidney cancer.
- How to improve your environment & work with current PPE protocols.
- Legal implications, consent, and intake forms.
- Appropriate massage mediums.
Included in the Practical Workshop is a goodie bag containing some things you’ll need to do the course such as; massage wax, notebook, softballs and PPE.
If you choose a zoom course, I will mail the box to your address. Only available for students in the UK.
ONCOLOGY MASSAGE WORKSHOP FAQ'S
All my courses are further development for therapists who have an existing hands-on qualification. If you are unsure about meeting the requirements, please contact me at email@example.com.
You should have also received an email confirming your purchase, please check your junk/spam section of your emails before contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise sign in using the details you registered with.
Yes! All my face-to-face courses have a strong element of practical work.
I provide everything you need for your training, including massage couch, towels, lotions etc.
You will need to bring your own lunch with you, or you can visit one of the nearby shops/cafes. Bring a tablet/computer or a printed version of the course material, whichever is your preferred method to support your learning.
Please wear comfortable and easy to move in clothing. You will be massaging fellow therapists throughout the course. Most therapists choose activewear/sportswear.
In order for your course to be recognised as completed, you must ensure you have clicked ‘Complete and Continue’ at the end of each module. Once you have done this, including filling in the survey, you will be directed to your certificate.
You can also find your certificate by clicking on your profile icon in the top right-hand corner of the page > My Account > Certificates.
I am happy to support students with any specific learning requirements such as visually impaired, & dyslexia, please check with me prior to signing up if your condition is not listed. 0208 885 6062
I have developed a robust set of procedures to minimise any risk, to find out more please read my policy.
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