Our Online Courses
Online webinars are available through the Benjamin Institute for Advanced Studies. These webinars, featuring Tracy Walton, feature an introduction to practices in oncology massage, hospital-based massage therapy, and cardiovascular conditions and massage therapy.
For most massage therapists, webinars do not substitute for face-to-face training in oncology massage, but they do provide an overview of some key concepts. They are also a way to check out our approach and teaching style.
> > See our Common Cardiovascular Conditions and Massage Series.
> > See our Hospital-Based Massage Therapy Series.
Webinars may be ordered individually or as a series.
All come with the option of completing a quiz for massage therapy CE hours, approved by the NCBTMB.
Each webinar is worth 1.0 to 1.5 CE hours; a series is worth 7.0-9.0 CE hours.
Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM).
The Society for Oncology Massage sets standards of practice for oncology massage therapy (OMT) and carefully vets instructors through its Recognized Educational Provider (REP) program. It also lists OMT practitioners. At Tracy Walton & Associates, LLC we are recognized educational providers and are listed as practitioners at S4OM.
We have many wonderful educator colleagues who teach in the US and internationally. Look here for S4OM’s instructor listing.
Healwell offers training, employment, and research. They focuse their work on pediatric massage therapy, hospital-based massage therapy, oncology massage therapy, and contemplative experiences for practitioners working with people at end of life. They are based in the Washington, DC area.
Smith, Irene at Everflowing.
Irene is a pioneer in skilled touch in hospice care, caregiving, and HIV. Based in the San Francisco Bay area, she teaches with her organization, Everflowing, around the US. She also teaches online. See our blog post about her here.
Founder of Liddle Kidz, Tina Allen offers a variety of courses, including massage for children with cancer, around the world. Her nonprofit organization, Liddle Kidz Foundation, is dedicated to bringing touch to children in need. Visit their website for more information about their work and training.
Integrative Touch for Kids.
Shay Beider is the founder of Integrative Touch for Kids Develops massage programs in medical facilities that serve children with chronic, acute and life limiting illnesses.
Director of Day-Break Geriatric Massage. Although not an oncology massage therapy training per se, the institute offers excellent trainings around the country in techniques and safe practice for elders, from frail to robust.
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.
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.