Course Offerings

Massage in the Oncology SettingMassage for People

Living with Cancer


A Foundational Training Course for Massage Practitioners and Students, Bodyworkers, and Other Professional Touch Therapists

Curriculum by Gayle MacDonald


30 CE Hours



Course Description: Comfort-oriented massage or touch can be administered to people with cancer regardless of the severity of their condition. The purpose of this class is to train touch therapists in the basics of oncology massage. The experience derived from this training will create newfound confidence in bodyworkers about working with clients, particularly private practice clients, who have cancer or are recovering from it. Therapists who focus on hospice and hospital work will also find this course to be valuable for their special needs patients.  More...


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Oncology Massage Therapy

Level 1 - Foundations

Curriculum Mary Aguilera-Titus


30 CE Hours


Course Description:  This course focuses on building foundational knowledge and skills in oncology massage therapy. There are two components to this course: (A) Home Study of 6 CEs AND (B) Live virtual OR in person format of 30 CEs. 

The curriculum addresses understanding cancer, metastasis, conventional medical treatments and their side effects, adjustments needed to plan a beneficial and supportive massage therapy session, as well as administrative considerations. There will be several hours of hands-on practice during the course.



Oncology Massage Education Associates is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. #153811-00



Oncology Massage Education Associates is approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy is a Approved Provider. #50-14497



Oncology Massage Education Associates instructors are Recognized Education Providers by the Society for Oncology Massage.



Massage for People Living with Cancer is approved by the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta.