Massage Therapy for People in Care

 

Background

In early 2018, OML started to consider the development of a new Training Program to meet the needs of people in Residential Aged Care with comorbidities such as cancer, dementia, chronic pain, etc.  OML has subsequently demonstrated that our Oncology Massage modality can be a powerfully effective intervention for people in frail health.

Subsequently, OML has consulted with a number of peak organisations - Dementia Australia, Pain Australia, and Palliative Care Australia - as well as a prominent Residential Aged Care provider.  We have been encouraged by their support and have been provided with much valuable information.

Progress

In Sep/2018, OML brought together a number of our most qualified and experienced Oncology Massage Therapists to discuss and design the Massage Therapy for People in Care Program.

In Oct/2018, OML kicked off a Crowdfunding Campaign and raised over $4000 for the development of this Program.

In Nov/2018, OML commissioned a Project to develop the Program material and we aim to be running pilot courses in the second half of 2019.  One of our most senior Facilitators is currently developing the Training and Facilitating Material.

In Jan/2019, OML was invited to present and exhibit at the first Oceanic Palliative Care Conference to be held in Perth from 10-13/Sep/2019.

OML will periodically update this page to keep you informed of progress.

Interested?

If you are actively interested in this Program, please email us and we will add your name to our email contact list.  

You will be learning more about Dementia from industry experts during our Massage Therapy for People in Care Program. Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and, with an estimated 250 people joining the population with it each day, our graduates may already be working with those exhibiting signs and symptoms of dementia without realising it.

If you are interested in getting a headstart, the University of Tasmania is currently accepting online enrolments for its "Understanding Dementia" Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)This MOOC is recognised worldwide. and has made our "Highly Recommended Further Learning" list.  The MOOC is FREE, and is open to anyone regardless of training or experience.  The next scheduled MOOC is due to start on Tuesday 19/Feb/2019.

Support Us

If you would like to financially contribute to the development of this worthwhile Program, please do so here.

Last Updated: 31/Jan/2019

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