What do our Graduates say?
Thanks to the generosity of our past graduates, below are some comments on
what you might expect to experience on our Courses.
Tania, thank you so much. I have learnt so much from this course. I will always remember you when I think of pressure, site, position, and duration. Thank you for your beautiful smile and words of encouragement. Tessa thank you for your easy and gentle spirit just there supporting Tania and clarifying and reiterating what we need to know. I have thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity - learnt so much in such a wonderful environment - non threatening so I could learn. Would love to have more mini tutorials.
Clare (OM2), Dove House (NZ), Aug/2019
Tania, your explanations and manner of teaching is inspirational. Thank you Tess. I love your observations and the kind way you redirect and correct. You are awesome! The facilitators made this such a wonderful learning opportunity.
Charmaine (OM2), Dove House (NZ), Aug/2019
I was dreading (the practical session with clients with cancer). I would have avoided if possible but, by late morning on Sunday, I felt prepared and scared. Once I did the massage plan and had it approved, I loved it from there on. Thank you so much for allowing me to participate. It was really a challenge but I feel I rose to it and have grown so much as a result.
Trish (OM2), Dove House (NZ), Aug/2019
Felt well prepared and supported. Very much appreciated emoptional support also. Loved it. Thank you Tania, Tessa & Dove House staff and volunteers. More than just a job for you.
Eileen (OM2), Dove House (NZ), Aug/2019
Oncology massage has given our therapists the knowledge and skills to confidently care for the very unwell oncology patient and those at the end of life. The training has enabled them to practice with confidence and safety. Our patients feel safe in their expertise. OM has given our service credibility, oncologists and haematologists are now happy to refer, knowing the massage is gentle and delivered with a specific, individualised and disease related plan.
Trish Melville, Clinical Services Manager, Dove House (NZ), 2019
I found the Oncology Massage series of modules gave me a good grounding and was a confidence building experience for my work. At Dove Hospice, I predominantly see patients with cancer or another life-threatening illness diagnosis and OM provided me with the essential tools for my tool bag.
Linda Browne (OM2), Dove House (NZ), 2019
Want more - I have so much to learn - awesome - thank you. Busting original myth of massage contraindicated cancer in my original RMT training - can't wait for the next one.
Anon (OM1), Toowoomba (QLD), Jul/2019
Fantastic!!! (Tania is) a wonderful calming person - makes you feel at ease and gets the best out of all students. All three days felt like story time not slogging through training. So excited about studying again - can't wait for the next module.
Rachel (OM1), Toowoomba (QLD), Jul/2019
It is important that every RMT knows how to treat people with past cancer treatments. Being aware, even years after cancer treatment, to treat clients with the recommended care.
Cornelia (OM1), Toowoomba (QLD), Jul/2019
I think this was an excellent program. I was very happy that I came to this course as I found Tania to present this at a very high standard that was easy to comprehend. The education, knowledge and practicals were supported by Tania and I felt we were encouraged to ask questions to gain the most out of the units.
Shelley (OM1), Toowoomba (QLD), Jul/2019
I just loved the passion in this entire organisation, but especially from Tania - passionate, friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable, and incredibly patient - your passion just radiates out of you. I thoroughly enjoyed this course and can't wait for OM2, and the Aged Care course.
Naomi (OM1), Toowoomba (QLD), Jul/2019
Thank-you for making me feel so welcome. This course is given and taught by extremely able and professional instructors. Australia is in great need of the information supplied. The medical fraternity is in desperate need to be enlightened and accepting of this course content.
Glenda (OM1), Toowoomba (QLD), Jul/2019
It's so valuable to feel confident about how to work with clients living with cancer. The information is presented so clearly both verbally, visually and written. Thankyou, it was fabulous!
Heidi (OM1R), Cottesloe (WA), Sep/2019
I like the depth and the way the information is delivered is great. I think at least Level 1 should be in all Remedial Massage Diploma Courses.
Kylie (OM1), Castle Hill (NSW), Sep/2019
I think it's given me the skills to offer massage to practically any client. This is valuable/worthwhile to any therapist...Amy is so focussed.. on par with my Grade 6 teacher as the best teacher I've EVER had...Amy is knowledgeable, accommodating, experienced, great communicator...I feel I've learnt well and been taught properly. Thankyou Amy!
Jessica (OM1), Castle Hill (NSW), Sep/2019
Amy Tyler - excellent teacher! Thank you for your availability to reply to all the questions! (The Program) gives a broad theoretical knowledge about the scientific aspects of cancer, specific concerns of cancer patients during massage, and solid practical skills. Greatly structured and beautifully delivered. THANK YOU! I am looking forward to OM2!
Kasia (OM1), Castle Hill (NSW), Sep/2019
(Amy is an) excellent facilitator; easy to understand and relate to. Amy's knowledge & passion in the area is a fountain of information. (The greatest value of the program) was knowing/understanding the fascia and the effectiveness of light touch/pressure on the fascia which initiates a state of bliss and alleviates the side effects of cancer treatment.
Alona (OM1), Castle Hill (NSW), Sep/2019
(The greatest value of the program) was meeting Anne-Marie, gaining more knowledge about cancer, the body, issues around health and the body.
Valerie (OM1), Unley Cancer Care Centre (SA), Aug/2019
Most Therapists will have a client who develops cancer at some stage. Being able to continue treating that client in a safe way with confidence is what the course offers.
Kylie (OM1), Unley Cancer Care Centre (SA), Aug/2019
(Amy is) very passionate about her work. Very caring and very approachable. An excellent facilitator. The communities and hospitals need fully trained Oncology Massage Therapists. I revised my belief that deep tissue massage was a more effective way of massaging. Even on a healthy person, a deep meditative state given by light pressure is wonderful.
Marilyn (OM1), Marymount Mercy Centre (NSW), Jul/2019
The information is set out easily to read & straight to the point. Amy was very understanding and was a big help with pressure, positioning, techniques. I got to understand cancer & how massage can be a big impact on cancer sufferer & that I can use these techniques on everyone.
Jessica (OM1), Marymount Mercy Centre (NSW), Jul/2019
(Amy is) very knowledgeable, know her industry. Excellent facilitator, respectful, very thorough with hands on. Was clear with the course expectation and group expectations which helped more listen than chatting from the group. We are here to learn not to comment our own previous experiences! I'll see you soon. Keen to practice, read and prepare to Module 2.
Ana (OM1), Marymount Mercy Centre (NSW), Jul/2019
Amy is simply the best! Patient, knowledgeable, and all round fabulous...(this course) is an essential component to a massage therapist's knowledge and toolkit. Gives the therapist so much knowledge and confidence in working with, and helping, clients with cancer. The techniques are wonderful but the knowledge about the treatments are such an important addition. As a lymphoedema therapist, knowing about the client's journey before they come to me has been invaluable.
Gwenlli (OM2), Marymount Mercy Centre (NSW), Jun/2019
This has been the most in-depth course since completing my Diploma in Remedial Massage.
Rebecca (OM2), Marymount Mercy Centre (NSW), Jun/2019
Great pace...the concepts were structured so well it was able to be absorbed without feeling pressured...both Tania and Tess were awesome to have as our tutors...feeling blessed.
Charmaine (OM1), Dove House (NZ), May/2019
Excellent background information for every massage therapist...I feel strongly that most massage therapists lack vital information to massage cancer survivors in the community...the wider this can be shared, the better and safer things will be.
Debra (OM1), Dove House (NZ), May/2019
I found Tania to be very professional and her experience was apparent...I would attend any workshop presented by her...there is a lot of vital information in OM1 that even the family of cancer patients could benefit from...I am looking forward to OM2.
Anon (OM1), Yaroomba (QLD), Apr-May/2019
Taught by a lovely caring attentive facilitator in a calming beautiful environment by the beach...met all my expectations of what I wanted from the course.
Pam (OM1), Yaroomba (QLD), Apr-May/2019
From a carer daughter of a cancer patient point of view, it made me realise what they would be going through and how something as simple as this touch is beneficial...it is a great tool for therapists who want to work in a hospital and know anyone with cancer or a similar condition.
Anon (OM1), Yaroomba (QLD), Apr-May/2019
Most massage therapists are going to come across clients who have had cancer or who are going through it. This course gives you many tools. I think it was really well thought out and practical. I'm working with several clients with cancer and now I have much more knowledge on how to keep them safe and work out what is best for them. I think it is awesome! That people with cancer can be nurtured and find an escape from the rigorous demands of cancer surgery and treatments.
Anonymous (OM1), Heidelberg (VIC), Apr/2019
Moira (OM1), Heidelberg (VIC), Apr/2019
A great weekend where you will gain a wealth of knowledge and skills to feel more confident with clients. Both trainers have so much knowledge and life experience.
Anonymous (OM1), Heidelberg (VIC), Apr/2019
Thank you so much for this fantastic collection [of research papers]. I am so fortunate to have the collective support of OM behind me.
Kathleen (OM4), Bendigo (VIC), Mar/2019
Amy's speaking was slow and clear (just like oncology massage). All knowledge I learned here is helpful to understand clients at aged care facility.
Akemi (OM1), Marymount Mercy Centre (NSW), Mar/2019
I would recommend this program to others because it it was so informative and the sequences are soft, long movements...can be applied to more than just oncology clients...the touch can be very gentle and still achieve results.
Rebecca (OM1), Marymount Mercy Centre (NSW), Mar/2019
Amy, Tania & Diane were amazing...made sure all questions were answered...knowledgeable and thorough...very lucky to have so many amazing teachers in one class. This should be covered in every Diploma!
Anon (OM1), Marymount Mercy Centre (NSW), Mar/2019
Fantastic presentation...thorough, understandable...teachers gave enough attention to all students.
Anon (OM1), Marymount Mercy Centre (NSW), Mar/2019
The techniques can be applied in numerous instances - not just oncology. Support for oncology patients is greatly needed in rural and remote Australia.
Annie, VIC, Sep/2016
I would recommend this program because there is too much fear and stigma surrounding "cancer" and yet we have all been touched or know someone who has.
Linda, VIC, Sep/2016
Very informative. The more people out there who know/understand caring for someone with cancer/illness, the better!
Kerri, ACT, Jul/2016
I would definitely recommend this course to any RM, as it reinforces all previous learning, plus gives you a whole new perspective of what can be done.
Alison, NSW, Jul/2016
The program was comprehensive and the facilitator was wonderful; understanding, compassionate, a wealth of knowledge and extremely passionate.
Helen, QLD, Jul/2016
If you are interested in connecting with others in a meaningful, rewarding way, OM is the way. It has made me aware of how much more there is to learn, and I have learnt valuable tools and information relating to cancer patients.
Maryanne, QLD, Apr/2016
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. I’m less scared of facing the end of life and helping people at the end of life.
Takako, NSW, Apr/2016
[I would recommend the program] for anyone interested in this field of healing and massage. Very profound and meaningful work.
Ruth, NSW, Apr/2016
Facilitators worked together so well; encouraged and supported the participants tremendously; content was extensive and well presented, good science of theory and practice. Loved and appreciated all of the tips given, appreciated the emphasis on looking after ourselves physically, emotionally, spiritually. Really appreciated your honesty, humour and how much you shared of each other.
Julia, NSW, Apr/2016
Gives a nurturing insight into the world of oncology massage. A very thorough program. Confirmed for me that I wish to go on and do OM2 and start to work in the field of oncology massage.
Natalie, SA, Mar/2016
This is information not given at massage school. We need this to be able to work effectively with those with cancer. I’m SO pleased I undertook this program.
Roz, ACT, Mar/2016
I would recommend this program to all massage therapists. With such a high prevalence of cancer in Australia we are all as therapists likely to have cancer patients come through our door.
Sarah, ACT, Mar/2016
Well presented, informative course, great teachers, great balance of theory and practical. I loved the course. I never felt bored or let it dragged on at any point. It was great learning atmosphere with laughs, support, professional at all times and plenty of information to further our knowledge.
Narelle, NZ, Feb/2016
As massage therapists we generally think pressure is what is needed, but [it was] so good to learn the opposite. More awareness needs to be created, this was never offered to me when I went through Remedial.
Carla, QLD, Jan/2016
This program exceeded my expectations and gave me value beyond Oncology Massage. The combination of science and heart drew everything together well. This was enhanced by having three amazing facilitators/presenters. I feel so proud and happy to know there are amazing people in the industry making such a profound difference in healthcare.
Nicole, VIC, Apr/2014
Last Updated: 24/Oct/2019