Becoming a Preferred Practitioner

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Steps to Becoming an S4OM Preferred Practitioner

Preferred Practitioners (PPs) are oncology trained massage therapists who have:

With this foundational education in oncology massage techniques and considerations, therapists learn to adapt standard massage therapy modalities to work safely and effectively with people whose health history includes cancer.

Some massage therapists have achieved the necessary knowledge and clinical skills in oncology massage through means other than a S4OM Foundational Course. For those individuals, S4OM provides a Preferred Practitioner Alternate Pathway. These applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Massage therapist with patient

Reprinted with permission from Tracy Walton

Ready to get started:

Ready to apply:

Applications are available online and in a fillable .pdf format. Online submission is preferred for the PP Application. Please contact [email protected] if you have issues downloading the applications.



Still have questions, please contact the Member Services for support: [email protected]