Massage Therapy Journal has two online course options based
on articles on massage and cancer authored by Tracy Walton
in the Summer and Fall 2006 issues.
These articles cover good "safety
essentials" for therapists encountering people
with cancer in practice but more intensive training is
recommended for therapists choosing specialty in the
work, planning work in an a hospital setting, etc.
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Part 1 on massage therapy and essentials of cancer.
> > See
Part 2 on massage therapy and cancer treatment.
articles have links to the online course options.
5.0 CE hours, approved by the NCBTMB.
Multi-City Trainings (Instructors Travel)
Isabel offers training in an Eastern and energetic perspective. Her website describes her approach and her courses.
Shay is the founder of Integrative
Touch for Kids Develops massage programs
in medical facilities that serve children with chronic,
acute and life limiting illnesses.
Cheryl offers specific training in
mastectomy work, also teaches geriatric massage and prenatal
massage. Her website has
more information about her practice and her courses.
Author of two massage therapy texts, Debra
also teaches workshops on breast massage workshops in Canada and the US.
Click here for
more information .
Gayle, author of the book, Medicine Hands, also
offers a 5-day hospital intensive and a longer certificate
Her teaching schedule is on her website.
Muser Cates, Lauren.
Lauren teaches a six-day intensive course on Oncology Massage in the hospital setting. Visit her website for more information about her work and course.
Meg teaches a three-day hands-on workshop, Massage for People Living with Cancer, developed by Gayle MacDonald. You can visit her website for more information about her work and course.
Offers "Caring for Clients with Cancer," a
three-day intensive course with clinic, and "Caring
for Clients with Cancer Advanced Seminars," a one-day
optional add on in several cities. She also offers
a one-day safety essentials for spas and clinics, "Cancer
and Massage: Introduction to Safe Practice Steps for
Massage Therapists." Training schedules, useful
articles, and reviews by participants are at www.tracywalton.com.
Dawn offers a training titled "From the Heart through the Hands: The Power of Touch in Caregiving." Visit her website for more
information and many wonderful resources in this area.
Click here for more information.
Director of Day-Break
Geriatric Massage. Although
not a cancer training per se, the institute offers
excellent trainings around the country in techniques
and safe practice for elders, from frail to robust.
Programs Based at Schools or Hospitals
Beaumont Hospital in Michigan offers a 6-day Clinical Oncology Massage course to train therapists to work in the hospital setting and
The Colorado School of Healing Arts offers a program at
their facility in Lakewood, Colorado.
Teacher at Guijek, Institute of Quebecois
pour la Santé Integrale. The school offers an
intensive course over six weeks in Montreal in either
English or French and the hospital internship component
is at an English speaking hospital.
Contact François Labrecque at 514 527 2666 or
reach the school through their website.
MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas offers a course
through the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Education
and Resources (CIMER) site.
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Treatment Center's Integrative
Medicine Service, led by Wendy Miner, offers two
levels of courses in New York City. 212.639.8629.
The Peregrine Institute of Oncology Massage Therapy in Santa
Fe, New Mexico offers a program featuring Sandy Canzone,
Gayle MacDonald and other instructors. More information
available through MacDonald's website.