Thanks to the generosity of our past volunteer clients, below are some comments on
what you might experience when massaged by one of our graduates
"Terrific experience, I had no idea this could be so relaxing. Leanne was very professional and had superb mannerism. Will definitely have more massages."
Anonymous, QLD, November 2014
"Elsie is a very lovely therapist and I was very comfortable from the very start. She always asked about my comfort and her hands were very gentle. It was perfect pressure and very soothing and relaxing."
Narella, QLD, November 2014
"I enjoyed it very much. It was very relaxing. I fell asleep a few times. I didn't worry about anything, I had no thoughts, it was just relaxing. Really beautiful and I think it was very good for my legs. Afterwards I felt no pressure at the top of my legs. Thank you!"
Marina, QLD, November 2014
"Very professional, attentive, caring and friendly. Best massage techniques!"
Maurice, QLD, November 2014
"It was a real comfort on my neck and scars. It felt good to have the gentle touch. I really appreciate being asked to take part, great experience!"
Ellen, VIC, November 2014
"Wonderful, very realxing. A lot of care was taken with taking my medical history which was appreciated. I have no experience with massage except deep tissue. This was a great experience."
Sandra, ACT, November 2014
"I loved it, it was so relaxing. Richard made me feel very comfortable and I can say he was very gentle. I could have one like this every week."
Anonymous, VIC, November 2014
"Felt very good and helped relax my leg. Great feeling after having pain. Pressure of hands great, good flow and touch."
Ingrid, QLD, November 2014
"Enjoyed the massage immensely. Leanne was confident, thorough, very fluid, great pressure, lovely hands. It felt like she was very experienced."
Karen, QLD, November 2014
"Excellent technique and pressure in movements. Thorough linkage of each system and connective tissues."
Priscilla, QLD, November 2014
"Massage was extremely helpful in loosening tight tissue. I now acknowledge I need much more work to loosen post surgery adhesions. The whole experience was extremely beneficial physically/mentally. Corrine dad a super job!! Many Thanks."
Anonymous, VIC, August 2014
"I found it relaxing and calming. The slow rhythmic movements were very calming and gave a sense of peace. The relaxation I felt was deep and soothing, especially the massage of the area where I had the Surgery. Being in a place that had so much happen to it, it felt very healing and therapeutic and "soothing to the soul."
Anonymous, VIC, August 2014
"Enjoyed it very much. Liz was skilled and gentle. I felt very safe and well cared for. She explained what she was going to do and it felt great! Thank you for this opportunity."
Anonymous, VIC, August 2014
"My treatment was very professional. The history taken was very thorough with solid knowledge of medical processes involved, past and present. Excellent and appropriate pressure throughout as well as attention to comfort level. Well Done!"
Priscilla, QLD, June 2014
"Treatment was very therapeutic, relaxing and my body seemed to respond to the soothing nature of massage. I felt very comfortable and at ease with the therapist. I even felt in a state of meditation so I must have been relaxed. My left knee responded well to touch. Lovely treatment."
Anonymous, QLD, June 2014
"I really enjoyed the treatment, felt relaxed and pressure was fantastic. I would recommend Laine for a massage, great flow!"
Anonymous, QLD, June 2014
"It was lovely. Very relaxing. The only complaint - it was so nice, I relaxed to the point of falling asleep. It was excellent."
Anonymous, NSW, May 2014
"Incredible, relaxing, soothing and thorough - hadn't let anyone touch scar area and this was a very new experience. Working on stomach area was also something I hadn't experienced before - felt so understood."
Claire, NSW, May 2014
"Audrey was wonderful. The massage was very free flowing and I felt the releases. My right side feels not as tight as usual. Audrey hit all the right spots. Thank you."
Norelle, QLD, May 2014
"Brilliant! The first thing I noticed was how smooth and soft Audreys hands felt. The movements/strokes were seamless and induced a sense of relaxation. Transition to different areas of the body flowed. The pressure was always even. It was a blissful experience."
Jacqui, QLD, May 2014
"Warm hands, very soothing. Lyn had consistent pressure through out which was very comfortable and relaxing. I would feel quite confident with Lyn doing my treatment."
Alison, QLD, May 2014
Thanks to the generosity of our past students, below are some comments on
what you might expect to experience on our courses.
"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, September 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, September 2016
"Very informative. The more people out there who know/understand caring for someone with cancer/illness, the better!"
Kerri, ACT, July 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, July 2016
"The program was comprehensive and the facilitator was wonderful; understanding, compassionate, a wealth of knowledge and extremely passionate."
Helen, QLD, July 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, April 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, April 2016
“[I would recommend the program] for anyone interested in this field of healing and massage. Very profound and meaningful work.”
Ruth, NSW, April 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, April 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, March 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, March 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, March 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, February 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, January 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, April 2014