About S4OM

The Society for Oncology Massage addresses the varying needs of massage therapists, consumers, and health professionals, and provides resources for advancing the knowledge and understanding of oncology massage.

Structure

The Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM) is a non-profit corporation organized in Maine. All donations and gifts to S4OM are tax-deductible in accordance with section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

An all-volunteer, tax-deductible, charitable organization, S4OM is a labor of love for its directors, officers and committee members. Please join us in thisThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Program Objectives

  • Make all people affected by cancer aware of the therapeutic benefit of properly adapted massage and where it is available in their communities.
  • Expand the availability of qualified oncology massage wherever people diagnosed with cancer live and are treated.
  • Establish, promote and maintain an ethic of care setting a high standard for the emerging field of oncology massage therapy.
  • Encourage and facilitate the training of all massage therapists in the basics of oncology massage.
  • Develop an educated, experienced and cooperative community of oncology massage therapists.
  • Provide a forum where oncology massage therapists can share the special challenges and joys of their work.
  • Educate the medical community, people diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers about the importance of proper training for massage therapists who work with people affected by cancer.

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