Continuing Education

2021-2022 Topics of the Day Series

In these webinars, oncology massage therapists will have the opportunity to explore, learn about, and discuss a variety of topics.  We will be joined by compassionate, experienced colleagues and guests who care about the field of oncology massage. CE Units available.

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Continuing Education

How Has COVID Impacted Oncology Care?

Kathleen Cavanaugh, an integrative oncology nurse practitioner, presents to S4OM Educators about the effect of COVID on cancer patients. Video and Audio recordings are available. (March 2022)

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Caregivers

Patients & Caregivers

A diagnosis of cancer is one of the biggest challenges anyone can face. During cancer treatment and afterwards, people need support…

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Massage Therapists

A client requesting oncology massage therapy wants a massage therapist who is well-prepared and practiced, someone who has built their skills…

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Education

In order to provide the optimal massage therapy experience for people living with cancer, massage therapists are highly encouraged to seek professional development courses to safely and effectively work with people whose health history includes a cancer diagnosis...

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Healthcare Professionals

Many hospitals and clinics around the world have added massage to the integrative care of their patients. In the United States, massage is now recommended by...

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Society for Oncology Massage

Oncology Massage as Part of Cancer Care

Oncology Massage is not a technique. It is a comprehensive approach that involves thorough assessment and adjustments made by the massage therapist to standard massage modalities.

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Community Highlights

Regional Champions Initiative

Oncology massage is an amazing area of specialization. Regional Champions share how massage helps people live with cancer and its effects.

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Continuing Education-Topics of the Day Webinars

In 2022 — the Topics of the Day Series will encompass “Learning about Lymphatic Therapies: Lymphedema, Lipedema, and Related Disorders. Registration, details, and course descriptions coming soon.

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NEWS: NCBTMB Discontinues Oncology Massage Specialty Certificate

S4OM partnered with NCBTMB in 2018 to create a pathway towards an Oncology Massage Specialty Certificate. In April 2021 NCBTMB will stop all specialty certificate programs.

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NEWS: Professional Alliance: The Original Jojoba Company

The Original Jojoba Company is the leading distributor and wholesaler of the finest certified organic and pesticide-free jojoba oil in a variety of sizes. Members receive 10% off their purchase, educators can receive samples for training purposes.

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"All through my diagnosis and treatment, the only time someone touched me and it didn't hurt was on the massage table. It was like an oasis in the desert."

"As soon as I had a surgery date, I started going in tighter and tighter circles. [Massage] was a big help in being relaxed, but ready when the day came."

"[Massage] was a great way to get through the stress of chemotherapy."

"We scheduled a massage a day or two before each chemo. That way my mind and body were looking forward to the massage, not to the chemo."

"I not only felt relief from the taxing effects of chemo and the debilitating muscle/bone ache, I ended up feeling an overwhelming sense of peace."

You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.

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