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Oncology & Hospital Massage

Why oncology and hospital massage?

A growing number of cancer and hospitalized patients are realizing a need for holistic methods to ease their symptoms. Research has proven that oncology and hospital massage is safe for treating patients, and training is mandatory to massage in the hospital setting.

Integrative Medicine’s Oncology Massage Program offers three different classes: 24-Hour: Introduction to Oncology Massage, 100-Hour: Oncology and Hospital Massage and Oncology Massage 2.0: Advancing Your Skills. In the program, you will learn that there are many ways to safely massage a cancer and/or hospitalized patient, but you can cause great harm if it is not done correctly.

The Oncology and Hospital Massage class includes six days (48 hours) of in-person lecture and hands-on training where students will learn how, when, and why massage is appropriate. Students will also have the opportunity to treat patients during 52 hours of supervised clinical rotation.

Program Details

Our goal is to educate highly qualified massage therapists who are capable of providing safe and intelligent massage therapy to oncology and hospitalized patients. Graduates will be qualified to work in private doctors' offices, hospitals, infusion centers and private massage practices.

"I learned more than I ever expected I could learn in class. This class has put me at the top of my career."

- Katherine Anderson, Estero, Florida

"I now know I can treat a cancer patient safely and help them through their journey. Taking care of them has brought me

so much joy."

- Tara Pernell, Detroit, Michigan


Students accepted into the program are required to successfully pass Beaumont’s health screening requirements and provide supporting evidence at least three (3) weeks prior to the start of class. This can be performed through your own physician, local county/government health department, or through specific Beaumont Urgent Care locations (ask for details) for a fee. All students must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.

  • Graduate of a 500-hour or more course/class in massage therapy or minimum state requirements
  • Solid A&P background taken in massage therapy school or other post-secondary educational institution
  • Solid Pathophysiology background as taken in massage therapy school
  • Ability to follow instructions, multi-task and work in a busy environment
  • Ability to show compassion, curiosity and growth during this educational process

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