"An oncology massage is a client-specific, customized massage session designed to meet the unique and changing needs of someone in treatment for cancer or with a history of cancer treatment. A safe massage plan generally revolves around the side effects (both short- and long-term) of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
Oncology massage can only be provided by a massage therapist who has received training in the specifics of cancer and cancer treatment. This training is more about cancer and less about massage. When you are receiving an oncology massage, you are receiving traditional, established massage therapy techniques that have been adapted to account for your unique health situation. The changes that might be made to a massage that make it an "oncology massage" can fall under any number of categories, but typically they will be related to session length, pressure, positioning and areas of specific compromise or concern like mediports, bone metastases or skin reactions to treatment." S4OM
Reduce pain and anxiety.
http://www.cherylchapman.net/workshops.html (2 day Mastectomy Training)
https://healwell.org/courses (Oncology Massage Intensive 48 hrs x 2, taken twice for updated material)
http://www.nortonschool.com/index.html (60 hr MLD course.)
https://www.vodderschool.com/courses/find/health-care-professional (40 hr Basic Therapy 1)
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