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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. Completion of the class qualifies students to become a preferred provider through The Society for Oncology Massage.

2022 Class Dates

The 100-Hour: Oncology and Hospital Massage class includes six days (48 hours) of classroom lecture and hands-on training and 52 hours of clinical rotation treating patients during inpatient and outpatient clinics. The 48 hours of face-to-face lecture/hands-on training will be held on the following dates:

  • Registration Deadline: July 8, 2022
  • July 31, August 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7
  • Location: Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Campus
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • The clinical rotation period will start after August 7

Email Deborah Zitny if you are interested or if you have additional questions regarding class details/requirements.

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.


Guest Lecture Experts

  • manual lymphatic training therapist
  • naturopathic doctor

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