Oncology Massage for Beauty Therapists (OMBT)

Last Updated: 24/Jun/2021

Course Background

This course is aimed at those working in the beauty and spa industry with a Diploma in Beauty Therapy.  Oncology Massage Therapists are also welcome on this course. It's a fantastic way to refresh your OM1 information and learn the new head, neck and shoulder technique, plus legs and upper body prone and supine sequences. However, if you are keen to qualify as an Oncology Massage Therapist and join the National Massage Therapist Listing and S4OM, you need to successfully complete OM1 and OM2.

Course Content

OMBT consists of 2 full days of study - 9am to 5pm. The course is designed to provide Beauty Therapists with the knowledge to safely and confidently deliver massage and/or beauty treatments to clients in frail health, especially those with a history or a diagnosis of cancer within a Beauty Therapist setting. The course content will deliver:

  • A basic understanding of how cancer forms and spreads
  • An overview of what the cancer journey involves, including the side effects of cancer treatments, and the contra-indications relevant to massage treatments and medical devices
  • An understanding of how gentle touch works through the fascia and the nervous system
  • 3 practical massage sequences as an alternative or adjunct to beauty therapy treatments.

Recommended Pre-Reading

"Oncology Aesthetics: A Practitioners Guide" by Morag Currin and Brian W Budzynski. This text can be ordered online with Amazon.

Course Benefits

Salons and Spas investing in this course will be provided with a certificate of recognition for display upon the premises; promoting the business' safe environment for clients with cancer. This certificate may also be used for other advertising such as industry and community magazines, and local newspapers.

OML will also recognise individual Beauty Therapists who have successfully completed this training on the National Therapists Listing. This course does not provide instruction on beauty or spa treatment techniques and the Course Facilitator will not comment on subjects outside of their scope of knowledge.

OMBT Half-Price Refresher

In response to your feedback, we are now offering an OMBT Refresher for all OMBT graduates. Except for those courses run at the endota Wellness Colleges, you can attend any scheduled OMBT course on our calender where there are already 6 new students enrolled.  The normal CPE/CEU point totals should be available as you are effectively repeating the course, just with a different focus. 

You will need to be present for two full days, and participate equally alongside the new students. You will also receive a new and updated OMBT manual. This will give you the opportunity to revisit the techniques and ensure that you are still effecting the best possible outcomes for your clients.

To register as an OMBT Refresher student, please just fill in a regular application for the OMBT course and then email David Bailey to notify us of your status.  If it has been 3 years or more since you completed OMBT, and you wish to maintain your expertise, we recommend that you take up this opportunity. 

Interested?  See more information on pricing and payments


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