Oncology Massage Level 3 Vocational Training

This beautifully written Oncology Massage Level 3 Vocational Training course has been written and delivered by Maureen Bonner – Start with Touch. She is an oncology massage expert, with 17 years experience. Learn more about the tutor HERE




The course is 3 levels, with level one studied online. Once this has been completed level 2 consists of a practical day training here at Infinity Training Academy. The final level to complete your training is through mentored case studies.

Accredited by FHT, The Guild, International Institute Complementary Therapists, ABT 


Dear Massage Therapist

Why do you do massage? What motivates you?

I’m going to guess that part of your answer is that you really care about people. You love to see the difference your treatments make, and to hear how the lives of your clients are improved. Maybe even transformed.

The last thing you want to do is turn anyone away from receiving this wonderful treatment.

But what happens when you have a client with a contraindication? Someone living with cancer or who has had cancer?

They may benefit from and appreciate massage therapy more than anyone else, but if you’re like many of my hundreds of massage therapy students, these are the thoughts that come into your mind:


  • I can’t take the risk – what if my treatment makes them worse?”
  • “Will my insurance still cover me if I treat a cancer patient?”
  • “I’m going to need a doctor’s letter before treatment, and they’re such a hassle.”
  • “I’ve heard that it’s safe for cancer patients to have massage therapy, but I’m just not confident in knowing what to do to make sure it’s helping and not harming. How long should the treatment be, how regular, how do I make sure the client is comfortable…”


''Sounding at all familiar?''


Maybe you’ve been through the pain of turning away a client because you just weren’t confident enough, and wished you could have been able to help. Perhaps it was a family member and you knew that if you just had a bit more knowledge you could have used your skills to make a huge difference to their comfort and treatment.

Or perhaps one of your regular clients got a cancer diagnosis and you really wished you could have continued to treat them so they didn’t have to go to a hospice and have someone unfamiliar, or miss out entirely because they couldn’t find a therapist who would treat them.

Because you truly care about people, these things matter.

Perhaps you’ve wished you could really feel confident and competent when it comes to cancer and massage therapy - never turning anyone away and helping more people.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could also communicate confidently with a cancer patient and do a consultation knowing nothing has been missed and you are able to carry out a safe treatment that will actually help, and will be soothing and nurturing?


Well, that’s exactly what I created this course for. I believe in never turning anyone away, and in this course you can learn everything you need to never turn away anyone with cancer.


Here’s what you’ll gain:

No more fear:
You’ll understand how cancer spreads (hint: it’s not mechanical movements) so you’re armed with knowledge rather than uncertainty.


You’ll know how to carry out a safe treatment, and you’ll know you did everything right, so no feelings of worry or guilt.

You’ll learn how to adapt current massage techniques safely and learn new techniques in restorative touch and lymphedema risk routines.

You’ll feel confident and competent, knowing you’re an oncology massage specialist due to the specialist knowledge you gain from the course.

You’ll have ongoing support from your tutor and the community of students, so the fear and confusion can’t come back – all your questions will be answered.

No need to do another oncology massage course
I keep up to date with everything in the industry by attending worldwide conferences and events – the information I gather will be passed directly to you via the online theory platform at no extra cost.

Treatment plan formula
I’ll teach you my unique “APP formula” for consultations to remove any doubt or concern that you might do the wrong thing in treatment.

Better client focus
You’ll learn the right questions to ask so the client isn’t worrying during the treatment, they understand all the way through.

No impact on your insurance
The course is accredited so your insurance fully covers you.

Client consent template
You can download and use this simple template for getting consent from the client, so no need for a time-consuming doctor’s letter.

Oncology massage database
Once you’ve successfully completed the course, you’ll be added to my database of qualified oncology massage specialists, so people looking for oncology massage can come to you.


Here’s how it works:
The course is delivered with clear, professional video lessons which are easy to watch and follow, along with a course handbook so you also have everything you need in writing.

The Teachable platform makes it really easy to follow along and to keep track of your progress through the material.

You’ll progress through the training like this:

START with touch Oncology Massage Level 3 Vocational Training

Level 1 – Online Theory- £300

  • 15 modules
  • 28 lessons
  • 11 massage routine videos
  • 15 assessment quizzes

Level 2 – Practical Day Training- £300 (level 3 included in the price)

  • Consultation
  • Treatment Plan using APP formula
  • Oncology massage
  • Restorative touch
  • Lymphedema risk routine

Entry Requirements

Candidates are required to hold a recognised level 3 qualification in Massage.

Course Duration

Level 1 - Online theory

Level 2 - Practical Day Training


To book, click the button below - this will take you to the START with touch online booking website


upcoming dates

17th June 2019 (level 1 to be completed online beforehand - see course description)

Price (£300 for level 1, £300 for level 2 and 3)



Therapists out there if you are wishing to expand your learning skills I recommend you book yourselves on a course or two with Infinity Training Academy,Sue Masters was my tutor, this lady is a shining star and a font of therapy knowledge.
Lynn, Alfreton.