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Oncology Massage

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

Members: 164
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 December 27, 2011 at 1:20am

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- There are a few spaces spots left!

 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

Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on December 7, 2011 at 11:40pm

Looking for a referral in the New York city area for an oncology massage practitioner.

anyone? please send me a privat message. thanks!

Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on December 6, 2011 at 9:29pm

Oncology massage class, coming to the Chicago area in January.

What EVERY massage therapist NEEDS to know about massage for clients living with breast cancer.


Massage Therapy Supports Healing from Breast Cancer

Times and Dates:

 Fri & Sat, Jan 20th and 21st, 2012: 9am-6pm

 Sun, Jan 22nd,2012: 9am-5pm



School of Holistic Massage and Reflexology

515 Ogden Ave. Suite 300

Downers Grove, IL 60515

(630) 968-7827

For more information and registration go to: Click on trainings and workshops)


Or call 303-775-8005

About the instructor: Eeris Kallil CMT, is a massage educator, practitioner and a breast cancer survivor. She has been offering quality trainings since 1999 including nine years at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy. She is the founder of this course and been teaching it since 2001. Eeris is a member of the Society for Oncology Massage and has been in private practice more than twenty years.

Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on May 10, 2011 at 9:53am


July 14-17

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC


I will be teaching two introductory classes:

Class 1



3 CE Contact Hours

Friday July 15th 8am-11am


Class 2


3 CE Contact Hours

Friday July 15th 2pm-5pm

Comment by Susan G. Salvo on March 1, 2011 at 2:27pm

Wanted to share this great article on MASSAGE AND CLIENTS WITH CANCER. It was published in the Massage Therapy Journal, Winter 2010.

Comment by Kim Savoie on February 6, 2011 at 10:07pm

Looking for M.T.'s to partake in a test pilot home study course.

Pediatric Massage for Children with Special Needs

NCBTMB approved provider

Special promotional fee: $200

Price includes: 20 CE's, book, test, s&h, and evaluation form.


For more information about the course visit Touch-For-Life.Com

Thank you for your help.

Kim Savoie

Touch For Life Massage & Wellness Studies

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on October 21, 2010 at 10:22am
Comment by Susan G. Salvo on September 26, 2010 at 6:52pm
It was so wonderful to see the interest in Massage and Cancer at the AMTA convention. Both lectures were sold out. Tracy Walton was also amazing. It was such an amazing experience to be with everyone. Will repeat this at the World Massage Conference - be sure to ck it out.
Comment by Paul Lewis, RMT, NCBTMB,MFHT on July 29, 2010 at 2:11pm
Hi Eeris, thanks for the response. I see that you focus on Breast Cancer. I am always interested in finding out more and other ways people treat their clients. I will look on your site to find out more. I usually treat post surgical clients specifically for breast cancer and implants. My workshop focus is dealing with TOS, Edema, Restricted ROM, Altered sensation and treatment of scars.
It would be interesting to find out what other are doing. I will have a look to see when your next workshop is.
Comment by Eeris Kallil CMT on June 23, 2010 at 2:32pm
sorry- I hope this link will work better for my website

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