2023 Summit in Review

We planned the 2023 Summit with faith, hope, and diligence, and the outcome did not disappoint. The happiness at being together, seeing and hugging each other, exceeded anything we could have imagined.

The 7th Oncology Massage Healing Summit was presented in collaboration with Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) in beautiful Bloomington, Minnesota, April 21-23, 2023.

The theme for this event was Collaborative Connections…and connect we did!

2023 S4OM Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

The 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award was give to Gayle MacDonald in recognition of her efforts on behalf of the Society for Oncology Massage and has transformed the field of Oncology Massage.

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Irene Smith Palliative Care Award

Cindy Spence was selected to receive this award by a group of her peers. Her impact on the field of hospice and palliative care is profound.

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Outstanding Volunteer

Mary Aguilera-Titus has been a volunteer with the Society for Oncology Massage for many years. She is a gift to this organization and the the community she so diligently serves.

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The Irene Smith Palliative Care Award – Honorable Mentions

Sharon Brahms RN, CMT
Laura Bryant-Earner, LMT, CMLDT
Daniela Panzeri, LMT

Watch our Summit Photo Highlight Reel!

If you have pictures or videos you would like to submit from the summit, click here to upload them.

2023 Summit Live Audio Recordings

This fantastic Summit Audio Bundle ($49) includes: recordings from 6 of the most popular sessions from this year's summit, both Keynote sessions and our closing ceremony, as well as, any handouts provided during a session.

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Online Summit Store (coming soon!)

Check out S4OM's summit swag! Our T-Shirts, pens and other items will be available for purchase

S4OM Summit Survey (coming soon!)

Your opinion matters to S4OM. We will be gathering feedback about the summit from this year's attendees

A special Thank You to all who made the Summit such an amazing experience!


For everything you have done for us, we at the Society for Oncology Massage want you to know how thankful and grateful we are.



Thank you to our Exhibitors….



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Thank you to our speakers and educators…

  • Michele Renee, DC, MAc
  • Brenda Elsagher. International Speaker, Author, CHP
  • Karen Armstrong LMT, BCTMB, S4OM REP
  • Pawan Bareja, Ph.D.
  • Ericka Clinton, BS, LMT, President S4OM
  • Jill Cole, LMT
  • Christopher Deery LMT, BCTMB, S4OM Educator
  • Liza Dion, COMT, BCTMB
  • Ama Greenrose Manasse, CMT
  • Ryan Hoyme, LMT, BCTMB
  • Ellen Hufschmidt, MA, Chaplain, Grief Counselor, and Ritualist
  • Miechelle Juul Hwang, CMT, CLT
  • Kathleen Lisson, CLT, CAMTC CMT, BCTMB
  • Abby Marks, Ph.D., LCP
  • Nicola McGill, LMT, LLSA, CLT-LANA
  • Niki Munk, PhD, LMT
  • Margaretta Page, RN
  • Spring Saldana, CMT
  • Jennifer Salness
  • Carolyn Tague, MA, CMT, S4OM REP
  • Julie Tudor, LMT
  • Sharon Weinstein, MD, MT, FAAHPM
  • Ruth Werner, LMT, Author, Educator

Thank you to our Summit Volunteers and Planning Committees…

  • Hannah Rohloff
  • Michelle Bailey
  • Xerlan Deery
  • Ama Greenrose
  • Annette Joubert
  • Kathleen Wing
  • Cheryl Johnson
  • Jill Cole
  • Ericka Clinton
  • Rachel Niewind
  • Gayle MacDonald
  • Stacy Barden
  • Julie Olson
  • Debra Neirinck
  • Cheryl McDonald
  • Ashley Hiatt
  • Karen Armstrong
  • Carolyn Tague
  • Cheryl Smith
  • Annette Lovette
  • Kara Vasquez