Professional Education

Program Description

Continuing education

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

2017 class dates

Class 44

  • October 16 - 19
  • October 21 - 22

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

Oncology Massage instructor

Karen Armstrong, LMT, BCTMB, is the Manager of Clinical Massage and the Program Director of the Oncology and Hospital Massage School at Beaumont. Karen supervises more than 30 clinical massage therapists, one of the largest number of hospital-based massage programs in North America. Clinical massage is offered in 5 outpatient locations, as well as, inpatients on 3 campuses.

In 2015, more than 13,000 patients received massage therapy. She has initiated several clinical massage research protocols, and has had 3 manuscripts published. Karen is an active member of the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM). She has extensive experience in neuromuscular massage and knowledge of many complementary medicine modalities. She is also the former chairperson of the Michigan Board of Massage Therapy and current President for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.


Guest Lecture Experts

  • genetic counselor
  • manual lymphatic training therapist
  • naturopathic doctor
  • oncology nurse
  • naturopathic doctor

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