Society for Oncology Massage
Happiness is a not a destination, but the journey.
Dealing with cancer is both destination and journey.
Medicine focuses on the quality of the destination.
Oncology massage focuses on the quality of the journey.
Oncology Massage Limited is an S4OM Organisational Member.
To support the delivery of safe massage to anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer, to promote an oncology massage educational standard and to collaborate in research.
The Society for Oncology Massage addresses the varying needs of the touch practitioner, consumer, and health professional, and provides resources for advancing the knowledge and understanding of oncology massage.
S4OM is an international membership organization. Membership is open to everyone with an interest in improving the quality of the cancer journey, and we offer a variety of membership options to best meet your needs.
S4OM membership benefits include access to S4OM therapist toolbox resources and early notification of oncology massage research reports, quarterly newsletters full of practice building ideas and information, eligibility for reduced rates at S4OM conferences, and a membership certificate suitable for framing.
For more information visit http://www.s4om.org.
Oncology massage is the modification of massage techniques in order to safely work with effects of cancer and cancer treatment, and includes people in active treatment, those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life.
Essential aspects of an oncology massage therapist’s skill set are an informed understanding of the pathophysiology of cancer; the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; and the ability to modify massage techniques in order to adapt for these side effects, as well as for the disease.
S4OM Membership Applications
As part of your NTL membership, OML now offers support for when you are ready to apply to S4OM for membership, as a approved provider of Oncology Massage. Click here for information on becoming a preferred provider.