Our Hearts are Full

We cannot say it enough or more sincerely. Your response to our End of Year and New Years appeals for donations has been terrific! We want you to know we are truly humbled by your support! These gifts will allow us to meet the growing demand for knowledgeable, skilled, and aware oncology trained massage professionals and to promote advanced education and research. The S4OM team wishes you a Happy New Year!

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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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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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S4OM Education Calendar

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Community Highlights

Regional Champions Initiative

The Regional Champion program helps oncology trained massage therapists connect and network with trained therapists in their area and throughout the world. It also assists oncology massage therapists to develop ways to connect with clients, caregivers, advocacy groups, and the healthcare community in their area.

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S4OM's Grant Program for Preferred Practitioners

The S4OM Preferred Practitioner Grant Program is an opportunity to grow professionally and provide community service to clients, your local oncology community, and the S4OM community. Grantt recipients for the 2023 application session have been selected. The next application period is in August of 2025.

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Spotlight on a NEW Recognized Education Provider Organization (REP ORG): Seminars for Health

Seminars for Health is a Canadian-based company that provides online and in-person continuing education. SFH is proudly endorsed and accredited across Canada, Australia, and the USA.

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Supplemental Courses

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.

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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.