Oncology Massage Program Description

Continuing Education Units

We are proud to be a NCBTMB provider. Upon completion of the class, graduates from this program will earn 100 continuing education units. 48 hours of hands on clinical rotation follows each class.

2014 Class Dates

Class 36

  • September 27 - 28
  • October 18 - 19
  • November 1 - 2

2015 Class Dates

Class 37

  • February 12 - 15
  • February 21 - 22

Class 38

  • June 9 - 14

Class 39

  • October 22 - 25, 31
  • November 1

All classes are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Our Oncology Massage Instructor

Karen Armstrong, NCTM, is the supervisor of clinical massage and the program director of the oncology/hospital massage school at Beaumont Health System. Karen supervises more than 30 clinical massage therapists, the largest number of hospital-based therapists in North America and she has initiated several clinical massage research protocols. Her therapists treat patients in many outpatient locations, as well as, in the hospital. In 2010, these therapists treated over 6,500 outpatients. Karen is an active member of the AMTA, ABMP and the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM). In addition, Karen has extensive experience in neuromuscular massage and knowledge of many complementary medicine modalites. Karen is currently chairperson of the Michigan Board of Massage Therapy and a Board of Director for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.

Co-Instructors

Guest Lecture Experts

  • Genetic Counselor
  • Manual Lymphatic Training Therapist
  • Natropath Doctor
  • Oncology Nurse