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Oncology Esthetics Massage

This Oncology Esthetics Massage program addresses the clinical and hands on information that estheticians and skin care therapists have to know in order to provide safe and therapeutic facial services for people in or with a history of cancer treatment who already have or who are at risk of developing lymphedema. 

Massage in the context of a facial treatment is the movement, rubbing and kneading of skin and tissue and during a traditional facial treatment starts with the cleanse and continues throughout the skin care treatment. A standard skin care service also includes traditional massage applications for the face, neck, shoulders, and décolleté, and depending on the estheticians licensed scope of practice in their state, may also include scalp, hand/arm, foot, and back massage.

Who should enroll in this program?

  • Estheticians who want to provide safe facial treatment massage modifications for clients in or with a history of cancer treatment who have or are at risk of developing lymhedema. That means a significantly large percentage of breast cancer survivors, as well as survivors diagnosed with other cancers.
  • Estheticians who would like to register as a Preferred Practitioner with the Society for Oncology Esthetics (S4OE) and who completed a S4OE approved oncology esthetics program that did not include instruction and supervision on the massage adaptions required for clients with or at risk of developing lymphedema.

Note: Estheticians who completed their oncology Foundational program training with Greet The Day are not required to complete this program to onboard with S4OE as this information was covered during your Foundation program. However, if you would like an info refresher, then this program is well-suited for you too.

What is lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a common side effect of cancer treatments including radiation, surgery and lymph node biopsy.  20-25% of patients diagnosed with breast cancer develop lymphedema and many more are at risk. In addition to breast cancer, lymhedema also occurs as a result of the medical treatment of other cancers such as melanoma, colorectal, prostate, ovarian and head/neck cancer.

Massage adaptations for clients with or at risk of lymphedema are required starting with the facial cleanse, and continue throughout the skin care treatment. Join us in class to learn how to cusomize your facial treatment for oncology clients.

Course type: Webinar plus 2-hours in person online supervised skill assessment
Course prerequisite:
This course is offered to licensed estheticians, massage therapists, RN and Nurse Aides, or with permission from the instructor for those who are close to completing their accredited licensing program. Spa managers are also welcome to join this program.

This hybrid course includes a supervised 2-hour hands on skill assessment with an instructor which is scheduled when you register for the home study webinar.

Society for Oncology Esthetics

This Oncology Esthetics Massage program is an onboarding program for licensed estheticians who want to register as a S4OE Preferred Practitioner.

Estheticians who want to register as a Preferred Practitioner with S4OE and who completed a S4OE approved oncology esthetics program within the last 3 years that did not include instruction and supervision on the massage adaptions required for clients with or at risk of developing lymphedema are required to complete oncology esthetics massage training to meet that need. This program fulfills that requirement.

Note: All estheticians who completed their oncology Foundational training more than three years ago will need to complete either a S4OE approved Foundation program or a S4OE approved Review program, available at the end of 2024, to onboard with S4OE.

Approved Provider for Continuing Education

  • Society for Oncology Esthetics
  • Society for Oncology Massage
  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
  • Board of Registered Nursing, CA