After years of being taught that cancer is a contraindication to massage, we can at last provide a safe and modified massage using Light Touch Therapy which means we no longer have to turn these deserving clients away!
Many of the myths surrounding massage and cancer come from misunderstandings about the nature of cancer and how it travels through the body. In more recent years it has been shown that patients undergoing treatment benefit greatly from Light Touch Therapy far outweighing any small risk that cannot be proven.
Cancer charities such as Cancer Research, MacMillan and Marie Curie fully support the use of Light Touch Therapies on cancer patients performed by trained oncology massage therapists, not to treat the cancer but to help the patient feel better, cope better and reduce some cancer symptoms and treatment side effects.
With this qualification you will learn about the growth of cancer, cancer treatment, how they effect your clients body and how you can modify your massage to provide a safe and effective treatment for your clients, through any stage of cancer and treatments.
Entry Requirements: Body Massage Diploma (please ask for special offers if you book onto both courses)
Cost: Deeside £225
You can now pay for this course directly online by Paypal or Card payment via our Book a Course page. Alternatively a deposit of £50 can reserve your place,the balance is then due 14 days before the course starts, please contact Melanie on 07511861457 if you wish to reservce a place.
If you have a professional tunic we would like you to wear it, if you don't then you can wear loose trousers, a plain black tshirt with a tabard over the top if you have one and flat comfortable shoes covering the toes.
Your hair if long should be neatly tied back and your nails should be short and unvarnished or unchipped.
Please bring any course booklets completed that we have sent you and you may also like to bring a pen and notebook.
Pre Course home study includes:
• Understanding cancer
• Cancer treatments
• Side effects
• Medical devices
• Health, safety & hygiene
• Cancer related contra-indications
Massage Course study includes:
• Consultation and communications
• Adaptation of treatments
• Product Safety
• Aftercare Advice