Making a Difference: How Oncology Massage Benefits You and Your Clients

If you’ve trained at the Academy before, or you follow us on social media, you’ll know that we are the only training provider in the north east that offers Oncology Massage training.

Training in Oncology Massage is not only great for your business, it has plenty of other benefits for you and your potential clients.

How Oncology Massage benefits you and your clients

It helps you to work safely with people who have cancer

You’ve probably always been told that cancer is a contraindication to massage and that your insurance won’t cover you for working with clients with cancer. It’s true that you should not work directly on the site of the cancer or work on an area where there is lymphoedema (swelling that can be caused by the disease itself or treatments). However, Oncology Massage training can help you learn about cancer, different treatments and their effects, and safe massage techniques to use.

You can meet the physical and emotional needs of your clients

Being told that you have cancer can be devastating and traumatic. The effects of the illness and the side effects of treatment can leave people feeling anxious, depleted, and in pain. We all know that there are lots of physical benefits to massage. For example, in people with cancer, massage can help to relieve pain and nausea, but the emotional benefits can be even more valuable.

Training in Oncology Massage will enable you to provide some respite to people who need it most. Imagine being able to help someone relax and feel good when they are going through one of the most difficult times in their lives.

Oncology massage training will help you work confidently

It might seem scary, to start working with a client group that you’ve always been told you can’t work with. But our Oncology Massage will give you the skills and knowledge you need to confidently work with clients who have cancer, or who’ve had a previous diagnosis.

Making a difference is always worth it

Research* has found that Oncology Massage improves quality of life for cancer patients. The benefits for patients include better relaxation, sleep, and immune function as well as relief from anxiety, pain, fatigue, and nausea.

As an Oncology Massage therapist, you’ll be able to meet people wherever they are in their journey and offer them a beautiful specialist massage treatment that will comfort and support them.

Do you want to make a difference?

Our next Oncology Massage course is running on Wednesday 17th November. Spaces are limited, so get in quick to book and start offering this beautiful treatment that makes a difference to people’s lives.

Book now by emailing me at steph@essentialbeautyacademy.co.uk or call 07825 337342.

* Reference:

Integrating Oncology Massage Into Chemoinfusion Suites: A Program Evaluation

Jun J. Mao, Karen E. Wagner, Christina M. Seluzicki, Audra Hugo, Laura K. Galindez, Heather Sheaffer, and Kevin R. Fox

Journal of Oncology Practice 2017 13:3, e207-e216