Fundamentals of Oncology Massage – Level 1
|9am – 5pm
Cancer Rates and Survivorship are Rising!
There is an urgent need for knowledgeable and skilled healthcare practitioners capable of safely working with those affected.
This is essential training that all clinics should have.
- This course provides an in-depth understanding of biomedical cancer treatments and teaches the safe adaptation of massage techniques based on factors like pressure, site, duration, and position.
- You will develop the critical thinking skills required to work effectively with clients diagnosed with cancer.
- The course includes a checklist to identify lymphedema and determine when to refer clients to other healthcare professionals.
- It serves as an introduction to integrative cancer care and provides fundamental knowledge applicable to your practice immediately.
- You will gain confidence in carrying out safe treatments and know when to refer cancer patients.
- You’ll learn common oncology terminology, treatment protocols, and side effects to facilitate effective communication with clients and healthcare professionals.
- Lastly, you will receive a list of educational and service-based resources for you and your cancer-diagnosed patients.
This course is a prerequisite to the 3-day Oncology of Soft Tissue Manipulation Level 2 course. Once both levels and the exam have been completed, you will be an SFH Oncology Certified therapist.
Upon Level 1 Course Completion:
You can request proof of attendance to submit to your association for credits. Upon registration, make sure you enter your information correctly to ensure this happens. We collect your email address, first name, and last name (please give us the name you wish to have on your proof of attendance ).
Who is the Instructor?
Janet Penny, RMT and co-author of Oncology Massage: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care (Handspring 2021, use discount code to get 20% off: PENNY23) is instructing the SFH Oncology Massage Program for Seminars for Health. Janet has been practicing as a massage therapist in Ottawa, Ontario, since 2007. She is fascinated by the resiliency of the human body and all it goes through.
Janet’s massage practice focuses on working with people with cancer. Her treatment approach addresses the multi-faceted needs of oncology massage clients, including pre-and post-surgical treatments, scar tissue, radiation fibrosis, neuropathy, and pain within the complex context of the client’s emotions that pervade and influence the body.
Janet is the SFH instructor for:
Safe Practices in Oncology Massage – two-hour webinar
Fundamentals of Oncology Massage Level 1 – 7 hrs in-person class
Oncology Soft Tissue Manipulation Level 2 – 24 hrs in-person class
Who should take this course?
All healthcare providers who work directly with oncology patients are welcome to take this course. Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Nursing staff, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Athletic therapists, kinesiologists, Manual Osteopaths, and Osteopaths.
2nd Year Massage Therapy students who have completed Pathology are welcome.
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I recently had the opportunity to attend the in-person course on Oncology Massage offered by Seminars for Health (SFH), taught by the incredible instructor, Janet Penny. I must say, it was an exceptional experience that exceeded my expectations.
From the moment I walked into the course, I could feel the passion and expertise that Janet Penny brought to the table. Her extensive knowledge in the field of Oncology Massage was evident throughout the entire course. She presented the material in a clear, concise manner, making it easy for everyone to grasp even the most complex concepts.
What truly stood out was Janet’s ability to create a supportive and nurturing learning environment. She fostered an atmosphere where questions were encouraged, and each participant’s unique perspective was valued. Janet’s compassion and understanding towards individuals with oncology conditions were remarkable. She provided us with the necessary tools and techniques to adapt our massage practice to meet the specific needs of oncology patients, ensuring their comfort, safety, and well-being.
The course content itself was comprehensive and practical. We covered a wide range of topics, including the physiological and psychological aspects of cancer, side effects of treatments, contraindications, and appropriate massage techniques. Janet Penny skillfully guided us through hands-on demonstrations and practice sessions, allowing us to gain confidence and proficiency in providing oncology massage.
Additionally, the course materials provided by SFH were top-notch. They were well-organized, easy to follow, and served as valuable resources both during the course and for future reference. SFH’s commitment to providing quality educational materials was evident, and it greatly enhanced the learning experience.
I cannot stress enough how valuable this course has been for my practice. The knowledge and skills I gained from Janet Penny and SFH will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the way I approach and deliver massage therapy to oncology patients. I now feel equipped to make a positive difference in their lives and contribute to their overall well-being.
I wholeheartedly recommend the Oncology Massage course offered by Seminars for Health, specifically taught by Janet Penny, to any massage therapist seeking to specialize in this field. The course exceeded my expectations in every aspect, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of it. Thank you, Janet Penny, and Seminars for Health, for providing such an exceptional learning experience.