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Oncology Training SATCC

Train in a fun, caring and supportive environment.

Obus Academy has been providing holistic therapy training for over 25 years, offering a range of courses in cancer care.

Our mission is to empower therapists with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide compassionate and effective care for their clients.

Massage for Cancer Care (Oncology Massage):

This course focuses on providing massage techniques specifically tailored for individuals with cancer.  The therapist will learn how to adapt their massage for clients who present at any stage in their cancer journey. It covers:

  • When and how to adjust pressure to give a wonderful full body massage.
  • How to adapt when lymph nodes have been removed.  
  • How to work with clients who have had radiation therapy and may have fragile skin.
  • How to position the client who may had have recent surgery or have a port or bag attached.
  • Short sequences for clients unable to receive full body massage.
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Lymphatic Drainage Massage:

Lymphatic drainage massage improves lymphatic flow, reducing swelling and promoting overall well-being in cancer patients.  Clients presenting with lymphedema or who are at risk of lymphedema benefit enormously from regular Lymphatic Drainage massage.

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Reflexology for Cancer Care (Oncology Massage):

This course teaches reflexology techniques that can help alleviate pain, stress, and anxiety in cancer patients.  The therapist will learn how create a personalised treatment protocol for their clients as they receive their cancer treatments.

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By the end of your selected course, you will possess the knowledge and expertise to confidently practice Oncology and embark on a fulfilling journey as a Practitioner providing effictive care.

Lymphatic Reflexology:

The lymphatic system works with the immune system to help keep the body healthy.  Offering Lymphatic Reflexology is a great support for anyone who has or is receiving treatment for cancer. 

You will learn:

  • A full Lymphatic Drainage Reflexology sequence
  • An adapted Lymphatic Drainage Reflexology sequence for people with cancer
  • An adapted Lymphatic Drainage Reflexology sequence for fragile and vulnerable clients of all ages
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Rejuvenation Facial Massage:

This is a luxurious facial designed to help relax and rejuvenate the face, neck, shoulders, and scalp.  It includes a soothing massage protocol which relaxes the facial muscles, releases facial tension, and increase circulation.  It incorporates a full facial lymphatic drainage massage, fascia release and gentle acupressure.  The OBUS skincare products used are formulated for sensitive skin and are suitable for patients undergoing cancer treatment.  
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Aromatherapy for Cancer Care:

This is an advanced course for qualified Aromatherapists.  The therapist will learn to use essential oils and Aromatherapy techniques to help with pain and infection control and to reduce stress, anxiety, and insomnia.

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The best training center I’ve ever been to for upskilling or doing new courses…they really know their stuff and teach with such passion it’s just a pleasure to be there… – Noreen

Great tutors. Delighted to have chosen Obus for my reflexology, reiki, Indian Head Massage and Ear Candling courses.” – Ann McLoughlin

Training Locations

Obus Academy offers in-house training at our purpose-built training centre in Leixlip, Co. Kildare, W23 X2P7. 

Additionally, we travel to spas throughout Ireland to train therapists on-site. 

Our commitment to providing high-quality training extends to international locations, with annual training taking place in USA, Taiwan, and China.


About Obus Academy

Obus Academy has been providing holistic courses in Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Holistic Massage, and Sound Therapy for over 25 years.

Our Diploma courses are comprehensive and focused on practical and theoretical training in oncology massage and other holistic therapies.