Cancer SUPPORT scotland's
Oncology Massage Diploma
It is an essential requirement for this course that you hold a recognised / accredited
Level 3 or 4 in Body/Sports/Swedish Massage,or Beauty qualification
(SCQF Level 7 in Scotland).
15 Online Learning Units
1 Practical Day
3 Case Studies
Become an Oncology Massage Provider
She is passionate about supporting the wellbeing of those affected by cancer and puts them at the heart of everything she does. Stephanie is the proud winner of Complementary Therapist of the year 2021 from The Federation of Holistic Therapists.
Why should I take this course?
Being trained to deliver safe massage services for people affected by cancer opens up your client base and ensures those affected by cancer are never turned away from accessing massage.
As a registered charity your course fee of £300 directly supports people affected by cancer in Scotland.
This course is accredited and approved by;
The staff and volunteers at Cancer Support Scotland hear regularly that people affected by cancer struggle to find massage treatment, they also share with us that they have been turned away from salons and spas because they have a history of cancer. This happens due to negative myths that surround cancer and massage, which comes as a result of misunderstanding cancer and the treatments that are commonly given.
While massage does not treat cancer itself, it may help reduce the side effects caused by the conventional treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This is why many people affected by cancer find massage therapies so beneficial. There is no research to prove that having a massage may make the cancer cells travel to other parts of the body (Cancer Research UK, 2019; Macmillan Cancer Research, 2019).
Macmillan Cancer Support. (2019). Information and support; Massage therapy. [online] Macmillan cancer support. Available at https://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/coping/complementary-therapies/complementary-therapies-explained/massage-therapies.html. [Accessed 26 Nov. 2019].
What we will cover in the
Oncology Massage Diploma
Adapting Treatment Plan
Grief, Loss and Bereavement
Professionalism and Confidentiality
Your Emotional Wellbeing
Cancer Related Signposting
Legal, Advertising and Pricing
Frequently asked questions
Do I have the entry requirement qualifications?
How long does the online section take to complete?
Will I be able to gain insurance for my new qualification?
Where is the practical day held?
There is a small private carpark onsite, however spaces are on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The Calman Centre is a 10-minute walk from Hyndland train station and 15-minute walk from Anniesland train station. On Great Western Road there are regular buses to and from Glasgow city centre.
Practical days can also be held on-site throughout the year at your spa, salon or clinic for 2 or more students, please call 0800 652 4531 to arrange.
What are the upcoming dates for the practical section of the training?
Thursday 4th August
Monday 12th September
Thursday 27th October
Monday 12th December
What are the start and end times for the practical day?
Do I need to bring my own refreshments and lunch on the practical day?
Cancer Support Scotland do not supply lunch, please bring your own.
What if I need to cancel?
Can I teach or share my new Oncology Massage knowledge with others?
No part of the course content may be photocopied or reproduced in any form without written permission from Cancer Support Scotland and the author.