April 21-23, 2023
2023 Oncology Massage Healing Summit
You are invited to attend the 8th Oncology Massage Healing Summit, presented in collaboration with Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) in beautiful Bloomington, Minnesota.Learn more
Patients & Caregivers
A diagnosis of cancer is one of the biggest challenges anyone can face. During cancer treatment and afterwards, people need support…Learn More
A client requesting oncology massage therapy wants a massage therapist who is well-prepared and practiced, someone who has built their skills…Learn More
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...Learn More
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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Society for Oncology Massage
Regional Champions Initiative
Oncology massage is an amazing area of specialization. Regional Champions share how massage helps people live with cancer and its effects.Learn more
Continuing Education-Topics of the Day Webinars
The 2022 Topics of the Day Series encompassed “Learning about Lymphatic Therapies: Lymphedema, Lipedema, and Related Disorders. The final webinar was held Thursday, December 8, 2022. Watch for updates in your email and social media for the 2023 schedule.Learn More
Spotlight on a NEW Recognized Education Provider Organization (REP ORG): Phoenix College
Phoenix College (part of the Maricopa County Community College District) Phoenix College has been providing massage therapy education for 20+ years. The College is proud to offer massage therapy education for those wishing to work with the oncology community.Learn More
If you have already taken a Foundational Course and are interested in continuing your education in oncology massage therapy, there are many additional areas to explore.Learn more
"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.