Episode 4 – S4OM Oncology Massage Healing Summit

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Ep. 4 –  An Oncology Massage Therapist’s Experience at the S4OM Oncology Massage Healing Summit with Julie Olson 

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In today’s episode, we have a very special guest, Julie Olson, who will be sharing her experience and insights from the prestigious Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM) Collaborative Connections event. 

Julie takes us on her journey, starting from her early days as a massage therapist in the integrative medicine department at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. She shares how her path led her to discover the Society for Oncology Massage and the transformative impact it had on her profession. 

As we dive into the episode, Julie recounts attending her first in-person conference in 2018 and the amazing connections she made with like-minded individuals, like Xerlan Deery, who encouraged her to become a regional champ. She highlights the joy of networking and meeting new faces in the S4OM community, as well as the immense gratitude she feels towards the pioneers who laid the foundation for her work. 

In this episode, we will also hear about Julie’s experience at the recent Oncology Massage Healing Summit held in Minneapolis, in partnership with Northwestern Health Sciences University. She discusses the incredible energy and sense of community that filled the event, emphasizing the value of physical interaction and connection in fostering personal and professional growth. 

Join us as we delve into Julie Olson’s journey with S4OM and her inspiring experience at the Oncology Massage Healing Summit. It’s a conversation that highlights the power of community, collaboration, and investing in oneself.  

Topics discussed: 

  • Recap of the amazing Oncology Massage Healing Summit in Minneapolis 
  • Deep insights into the power of in-person connections and networking 
  • Key learnings from breakout sessions and inspirational speakers 

More About Julie Olson 

For 21 years Julie has worked in the field of wellness and integrative medicine and believes that therapeutic massage is an integral part of balancing mind and body. Degreed in social work and aging studies, Julie is an alumna of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and a professional member of the AMTA as well as a preferred practitioner/regional champion in Connecticut. Julie brings experience in infusion centers, hospital and community center settings.