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March 6-8

Friday to Sunday

Hoag Cancer Center

Newport Beach, CA



Live Online

June 3-6


10am - 5pm PST

Originaly scheduled at Copeland Heath Education Pavilion, French Hospital Medical Center, San Luis Obispo, CA



Live Online

October 19-20 and 26-27

Mondays and Tuesdays

10am - 5pm PST


Originaly scheduled at Hoag Cancer Center, Newport Beach, CA



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2020 Class Schedule

Foundation Program, 24 CE hours


Learn how to provide safe therapeutic massage and skin care treatments for oncology clients.


This 24-hour program is a core curriculum necessity for massage therapists and estheticians working with clients in or with a history of cancer treatment. When you look at cancer statistics, that means all licensed therapists, everywhere.


Massage therapists who complete this course qualify to register as Preferred Practitioners with the Society for Oncology Massage.

Oncology Massage and Skin Care

Class Details


Class Tuition: $495 standard enrollment; $445 early enrollment


Early Enrollment Discount: Receive $50 reduced rate by paying tuition in full two months before the start date.


Class Times: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. all three days (unless otherwise specified)


Prerequisites: This course is offered to massage therapists, mani/pedi therapists, bodyworkers licensed in other modalities, RN, Nurse Aides, or by special permission of the instructor.


CEU's: 24 Continuing Education hours recognized by NCBTMB; S4OM Society for Oncology Massage; BRN Board of Registered Nursing California; MTAA Alberta Canada; South Carolina LLR


Recommended Reading:

- Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer, by Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT

- Medical Conditions and Massage Therapy: A Decision Tree Approach, by Tracy Walton


Please visit Edu Policies for information about payment processing and cancellation policies.

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Join us to learn about


The primary clinical considerations relevant to providing massage and skin care treatments for people in or with a history of cancer treatment.


How to customize your massage or facial for oncology clients.


Massage site, positioning and pressure modifications that pertain to medical devices, surgical procedures and drug treatment related side effects.


The necessary hands on modifications, and practice them while working in a supervised setting with your Body Buddy.


Appropriate product choices to safely treat the skin and address skin side effects caused by cancer treatments.


Oncology client intake and consulation, and practice these skills with live online oncology clients which may become the new normal foreseeable future for all of us.




Course Details



This course is offered to licensed massage therapists, estheticians, RN, Nurse Aides and allied healthcare professionals, or by special permission of the instructor.


Class times

10am to 5pm all four days unless otherwise specified.


Approved Provider


Board of Reg Nursing, CA, 21CE

Society for Oncology Massage


Education Policies and Guidelines

Please read our Education Policies before registering for class.

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