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Oncology Massage

The purpose of this group is to network and share information about oncology massage.

Members: 162
Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2018

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Healing Summit

S4OM's Healing Summit here I come! Looking forward to seeing you all there!Continue

Started by Julia Morrow Apr 17, 2013.

Job Opening for Medical Director

Job Opening: Medical Director of Integrative Medicine The Roy & Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, CA 818.843.5111 Contact Human Resources DeptContinue

Started by Julia Morrow Feb 2, 2013.

Who would you like to study oncology massage with and where would you like to study? 3 Replies

I'm wondering what kind of experiences you have had in your oncology massage studies? It would be nice if we could all share information about our classes. I'd love to hear from the teachers as well as the students. What do you like best about your classes? What are the most important points to focus on during an oncology massage session? What would you like learn in addition to the knowledge you have already gained about oncology massage? Where do you go to get accurate information regarding…Continue

Tags: students, teachers, classes, massage, oncology

Started by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB. Last reply by Lucille Eddy Mar 14, 2012.

Melanoma and massage 2 Replies

I am a Melanoma survivor myself and a massage therapist. I'm hoping to get in to the course at Beamount this fall or February. But my question is for those of use that had treatment how long after treatment must you wait to get a massage? My back is killing me! yikes! Anyone with information please let me know. I had three lymph nodes removed to check for cancer but did not have a group of them taken. Thank youStephanie KefferContinue

Started by Stephanie Keffer. Last reply by Gary Lloyd Sep 1, 2010.

Has anyone seen the lastest article in Massage Magazine, " Medical Massage,How Touch Benefits Cancer patients"? 6 Replies

I am looking to discuss this article as I feel it is missing a great deal of information that is already available.  Not a mention of Gayle MacDonald's book, " Medicine Hands," or of any of the established educational/certification programs presently offered throughout the United States.Too bad the authors missed a great opportunity to show they did their research.Continue

Started by Stacy Barden. Last reply by Anne Hagan Jul 9, 2010.

Oncology massage certifiation 6 Replies

Hello, I for the last 16 months I have been working at our local hospital in the oncology department with our cancer patients. As far as I know there are no certifications for this. If there are I would really be interested. Here is how our program works: Our program is called "The Oasis".  Cleints who are currently receiving treatment are eligiable. They can receive healing touch, reflexology. swedish massage therapy, we also do Lymphatic drainage which has been very helpfull to those patients…Continue

Started by Susan Lester. Last reply by Sandy Gerhardt Oct 7, 2011.

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Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on February 16, 2017 at 6:28am

Massage and breast cancer 24 CEUs is coming to Chicago again March 31st 2017.

Also: Florence SC May 5-7 2017 and Boulder CO!

Check here for details

Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on January 10, 2016 at 7:42pm

24 CE hours in Massage and breast cancer 

Chicago IL April 1-3

details here

Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on June 6, 2015 at 2:11pm

If you are interested in learning more about Massage Therapy and Breast Cancer

Click here for details

24 CE hours NCBTMB approved

July 17, 18, 19, 2015  8:30am-5:30pm  Chicago area

Knowledge is the key to providing safe and wholesome massage

Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on January 27, 2015 at 11:46pm

Oncology CE course: 


Boulder: June 5,6,7 2015
Chicago: July 17,18,19 2015

Continuing Education hours: 24 

$450. 00 Early bird
$480.00 Full Tuition

Information and registration 

World Massage Festival:
Michigan City, Indiana: July 14th 2015

3 CE-hours intro course 
Information and registration: 
World Massage Festival

Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Knowledge is the key to providing safe and wholesome massage  honoring the physical, emotional and energetic body.

YOU can make a difference in your client’s journey back to health.

This class is focused on Breast Cancer but will provide you with tools to work any oncology patient

This workshop will cover:

  • Facts about breast cancer; Risks, symptoms, pathology and diagnosis.
  • Modes of conventional & alternative treatments.
  • Hands on techniques, emphasis on post surgery techniques, safety rules and contraindications.
  • Case study.
  • Emotional aspects of dealing with breast cancer, and how to support your client through treatment.
  • Guided visualizations and meditation.
  • Meet panel of Breast Cancer survivors; Open discussion and hands on clinic.

Information and registration 

Comment by Allison on December 13, 2013 at 12:37pm

Hospice Volunteer Opportunity

Hospice of the East Bay serves terminally ill patients and their families in private homes and facilities throughout Contra Costa County. Many of our patients benefit greatly from the gentle and compassionate touch of a massage therapist.

If you would be interested in volunteering a few hours a month to provide comfort to our patients, please contact the Volunteer Department at Hospice of the East Bay at (925) 887-5678. You can make a big difference in someone's life!

Massage Therapist Certification (CMT) required. Thank you!

Comment by Julia Morrow on January 11, 2013 at 6:26pm

HI, I think I hit the wrong button a moment ago and my post didn't show up. Is anyone going to the Healing Summit in MN in April and need a roommate at the hotel or want to split the hotel room cost? Thank you!

Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on July 4, 2012 at 9:53pm
2012 Continuing Education
(previously MTSHFBC- Massage Therapy Supports Healing from Breast Cancer )
CE hours: 24
Chicago, IL:  September 28th-30th, 2012
Boulder, CO: October 26th-28th, 2012
Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with Breast Cancer. You don't have to be an Oncology Massage Therapist to be interested in this class! This course is beneficial for EVERY massage therapist who is seeing clients!
As a massage therapist you can make a difference in your client’s journey back to health. Learn about the disease, the traditional and alternative modes of treatment, and how to provide the most holistic support for your client from initial diagnosis through treatment, honoring the physical, emotional, and energetic body.
For more information and registration: (Click on workshops-information and registration)
Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on February 21, 2012 at 10:30pm

I have two articles I worte about what cancer pateits should know about receiving  massage and  guidelines for massage therapists- If you are interested contact me at my personal email


Comment by Tina Holt on February 21, 2012 at 1:00pm

I am looking for an article for my website about oncology massage and why massage therapists choose to study it. If you know an instructor who might be interested in writing about this, please let me know.

Just need a short article-not printed somewhere else. Contacted Tracy...she is just too busy!

Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on January 7, 2012 at 12:31pm


One does not have to be an Oncology Massage Therapist to be interested in this class!

Massage Therapy Supports Healing from Breast Cancer

23 Ce hours at the school of holistic massage and reflexology in the Downers Grove area 25 min from Chicago Jan 20-22 2012

This course is beneficial for EVERY massage therapist who is seeing clients! Chances are that every MT will meet a breast cancer patient/survivor at some point in their practice.

Please check my website for more info
Feel free to contact me with questions at this site as well!
Eeris Kallil


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