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March 29 - 31 (F-Su)

Hoag Cancer Center

Newport Beach, CA



June 4 - 6 (T-Th)

Ojai Cares in Ojai, CA


For more information about this class contact Lori at (805) 794 5590 or email loriclarkcollins@gmail.com


October 25 - 27 (F-Su)

Hoag Cancer Center

Newport Beach, CA

Oncology Massage

Foundation Program, 24 CE hours


Nationally recognized 3-day workshop introduces touch practitioners, massage therapists and healthcare professionals to the bodywork considerations presented by an oncology clientele.


Workshop time, which is shared between clinical considerations review and bodywork, prepares practitioners with the knowledge to provide clinically safe and therapeutic touch. Day 3 includes an oncology client massage and/or bodywork session.


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



This 3-day program will help you

•  Understand the primary considerations in providing bodywork for people in or with a history of cancer treatment.


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


• Review current clinical research about massage in the oncology setting.

• Identify acupressure points useful in addressing some common cancer treatment related side effects.


• Touch techniques and pressure requirements to suit a client’s needs


• Provide a therapeutic oncology massage on the third workshop day for someone in or with a history of cancer treatment.

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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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January 23 - 25 (M-W)

Healing Arts Connection

Phoenix, AZ


March 17 - 19 (F-Su)

St. Francis Millenium

Greenville, SC


March 24 - 26 (F-Su)

Hoag Cancer Center

Newport Beach, CA


April 21 -23 (F-Su)

Advanced Massage


Louisville, KY


May 22 - 24 (M-W)

Healing Arts Connection

Phoenix, AZ


June 9 - 11 (F-Su)

Pacific College of Oriental

Medicine, San Diego, CA


October 6 - 8 (F-Su)

St. Francis Millenium

Greenville, SC

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October 13 - 15 (F-Su)

Hoag Cancer Center

Newport Beach, CA

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November 5 - 7 (Su-Tu)

Cancer Center of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

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