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Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients: Home Study Course

Overview – People living with cancer can benefit greatly from receiving massage. The American Cancer Society advocates massage to comfort and to help improve the quality of life for cancer patients, although not to specifically treat cancer. Cancer treatments are enormously taxing to the body.

Some of the side effects of these treatments can result in anxiety, anger, depression and negative body image for the cancer patient. A massage therapist with special training can play a major role in integrating client body, mind, and spirit, reduce muscle tension and decrease pain, by administering client-centered treatments.

In this course, you will

1. Define cancer and neoplasia
2. Discuss the causes of cancer
3. Describe current medical treatments for cancer (radiation, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant, surgery, etc.)
4. Go over general guidelines for massage therapists
5. Examine cancer types

Course materials include

Textbook - Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists, second edition by Susan Salvo. Elsevier Mosby, 2009.

Workbook - includes instructions for completing your Home Study Course, an answer sheet, and an open-book Final Examination composed of 20 multiple choice questions.

Cost – 

$160.00 plus $10.00 shipping and handling (total of $170).

How to order -

Contact us for more information
P / 337.474.9435
F / 337.474.9432
E / [email protected]

Or mail a check or money order made out to LIMT at the following address:

Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy
Attn: CEU Director
1108 Lafitte Street
Lake Charles LA, 70601

Please include your name, phone, address, and massage license number.

LA State Board of Massage Therapy




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