One of S4OM’s core missions is to promote oncology massage education. Taking a Foundational Course is the first step to becoming an oncology massage therapist and a Preferred Practitioner with S4OM. Our Recognized Education Providers Organizations (REP Orgs) all offer Foundational 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. Some of these include but are not limited to:
- supporting those impacted by lymphedema
- end of life care
- aromatherapy in the oncology setting
- hospital based massage therapy.
Many of our REP Orgs offer Supplemental Courses that are an excellent resource, should you wish to specialize in this field.
In addition, there are other educational organizations that also offer courses/programs in these specialized areas. We have included both here and we will continue to update this list, so please check in often.
S4OM Recognized Education Organization that provide advanced education in Hospice and End-of-life Care
Affiliated organizations that also provide education in Hospice and End-of-life Care
S4OM Recognized Education Organization that provide advanced education in Hospital Based Massage
- Beaumont Health
- Greet the Day (Infusion)
- Massage CE Advantage
- Osher Center for Integrative Health
- Tague Consulting
- Tracy Walton & Associates
Affiliated organizations that also provide education in Hospital Based Massage
Resources for Hospital Based Massage
All of these lymphedema training organizations offer CDT (Complete Decongestive Therapy) which is open to massage therapists. These CDT trainings are typically 135 hrs.
There are two organizations (marked by **) which offer shorter MLD (Manual Lymph Drainage) courses to MTs and these trainings involve education about the affected quadrants and rerouting techniques.
MLD and CDT Courses
- Academy of Lymphatic Studies
- Brennan School of Innovative Lymphatic Studies
- Chikly Health Institute
- Klose Training **
- LympdEd, LLC
- Monarch Continuing Education **
- Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy
- Toronto Lymphocare Training
- Vodder School International
Resources for MLD/CLT
If you are an educational provider that provides supplemental work appropriate for oncology massage therapists, or if you have recently taken a course that you think should be listed here, please reach out to the Education Committee at [email protected] to inquire about adding your course to our list.