Beaumont HospitalProfessional Education

Program Information

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. Program includes six days (48 hours) of classroom/hands-on work and 52 hours of clinical rotation treating patients during in-patient and outpatient clinics.


2020 Class Dates

Spring: March 2 - 5 & 7 - 8

  • Lecture: Mar. 2 - 4
  • Lecture/hands-on: Mar. 5, 7 - 8
  • Deadline: Entire application and health screening results must be submitted by February 10, 2020 to be accepted into the March class
  • All lecture/hands-on hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Clinical rotation hours: based on student and supervisor schedules

Fall: September 28 - October 1 & 3 - 4

  • Lecture: Sept. 28 - 30
  • Lecture/hands-on: Oct. 1, 3 - 4
  • Deadline: Entire application and health screening results must be submitted by September 7, 2020 to be accepted into the September class
  • All lecture/hands-on hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Clinical rotation hours: based on student and supervisor schedules

Oncology Massage Program Director

Karen Armstrong, LMT, BCTMB, is the Manager of Integrative Medicine and Clinical Massage, and the Program Director of the Oncology and Hospital Massage School at Beaumont Health. Karen manages more than 30 clinical massage therapists, one of the largest hospital-based massage programs in North America. Clinical massage is offered to in- and outpatient populations at multiple locations. In 2019, more than 14,000 patients received massage therapy at Beaumont.

Karen has initiated several clinical massage research protocols, and has several manuscripts published. She has extensive experience in neuromuscular massage and knowledge of many complementary medicine modalities. Karen is the current Vice President of the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM). She is also the former chairperson of the Michigan Board of Massage Therapy and past President for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.


Co-instructors

Guest Lecture Experts

  • manual lymphatic training therapist
  • naturopathic doctor

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