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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 Susan G. Salvo on July 28, 2009 at 12:34pm
La Institute of Massage Therapy has a distance learning course.

Go to → Continuing Education. There is a home study course and a free webquest.

I am speaking at the 36th annual Institute on Oncology Nursing Conference next week about cancer and massage. I can email you my ppt when it’s complete if you would like.

Also, ck out the Society for Oncology Massage at
Comment by Kathy Bradley on July 28, 2009 at 12:20pm
I haven't done oncology massage, but am very interested in it. I have wanted to take some contiuing ed on this.

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