Oncology & Lymphoedema Massage Practitioner Four Day Course

Cost: -   £370.00 (including Booking Fee of £50.00)

Awarding Body:  This course is insurable and accredited/approved by the Professional bodies: ABP (Alliance of Beauty Practitioners), CMA (Complementary Medical Association) & IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine) and insured by Balens Insurance, BGI Insurance UK & European, Insync Insurance, Sun Alliance Insurance, Towergate Insurance & Westminster Insurance.

Pre-Requisite:    Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology and Full Body Massage qualification are required

Training Dates/Venues:   This course is available at:  Across the UK (in various locations in England and Scotland)

MODEL MAY BE REQUIRED::  If more than one student is booked onto the course then students will be practising on each other - NOTE: if no other students book onto the course then the course will run as 1-2-1 training on a model which you will need to bring with you to practise on.  


Oncology & Lymphoedema Massage is a special type of massage developed specifically for cancer patients. Cancer patients have certain unique health needs which must be addressed in massage sessions to ensure that the massage is productive and not harmful to the patient.  It is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques and manual lymphatic drainage in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment.  Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life, are best served by a massage therapist who has received training in oncology massage.  Essential aspects of an oncology massage therapists skill set are an informed understanding of the disease itself and the many ways it can affect the human body; the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; and the ability to modify massage techniques in order to adapt for these side effects, as well as for the disease.


Course Content & Learning Outcomes:

  • Introduction
  • Course Content
  • What is Oncology Massage?
  • Oncology Massage – background and research
  • What Cancer is and how it spreads
  • Different types of Cancer
  • Staging and Grading of Cancers
  • Treatments for Cancer
  • How is Massage for someone with Cancer different?
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis in Clients with Cancer
  • Positioning and Support
  • Understanding Lymphedema
  • What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • History of MLD
  • Function of the Lymphatic System
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Lymphatic and Vascular System
  • Massage techniques
  • Benefits of Oncology & Lymphoedema Massage
  • Client Consultation procedure
  • Consultation Form
  • GP Referral Letter
  • Contraindications and Client's expectations
  • How to prepare for the treatment
  • Hygiene and Professionalism
  • Preparing your work area
  • Your working environment
  • Health & Safety
  • Health & Safety for COSHH Regulations
  • Industry Regulations
  • Professional Ethics
  • Insurance
  • Data Protection/GDPR/Client Confidentiality
  • Risk Assessment
  • Code of practise for Therapists
  • Marketing
  • Aftercare Advise
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • The Oncology & Lymphoedema Massage treatment procedure


  • Home Study (Three days guided theory 24 learning hours)
  • One Day Practical
  • 6 case studies (2 People x 3 times or 3 People x 2 times)

TRAINING DATES:  Training dates are booked by individual arrangement at each training venue - please complete the online Course Date Form advising which venue and what month you are looking to do the course (a list of training dates will then be sent to you and you pick the most convenient date for you)

Venues:    This course is available at:  Across the UK (in various locations in England and Scotland)

Please read Terms and Conditions before booking or paying for this course

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