CATA has developed a groundbreaking program to prepare Licensed Massage Therapists to work in the field of oncology massage.
“All the instructors are caring, flexible, attentive, and seasoned professionals, making each class a truly enjoyable learning experience.”
“In a profession that can, at times, be isolating, the Oncology Massage Program has brought together LMT colleagues and supportive faculty, a new community focused on care for oncology clients.”
“I came to this program eager to learn new techniques to apply to both my oncology massage and general bodywork practice—and CATA has not disappointed!”
This 9-month program includes 136 classroom hours, 126 CE hours, and 75 additional hands-on hours. You will benefit from a truly comprehensive curriculum and learn from expert faculty–LMTs, nurse practitioners, a social worker and nutritionist–associated with the most prestigious cancer care centers in NYC: Sloan Kettering, NYU and Mount Sinai.
We offer exciting externship opportunities, as well as the opportunity for internship in CATA’s Oncology Massage Studio.
You have the option of taking the full program, the core curriculum series for a solid foundation, or individual courses. Prerequisite for all courses in the program is Introduction to Oncology Massage.
All classes are offered on weekends, and a monthly payment plan is available. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NCBTMB is proud to introduce the profession’s first Oncology Massage Specialty Certificate Program. After completing CATA’s Core or Full Program, as well as passing the Specialty Exam,
therapists receive a NCBTMB Specialty Certificate in Oncology Massage. This Certificate demonstrates for clients and employers that you have the necessary knowledge and skills to work safely and effectively with cancer patients. Visit NCBTMB for more information.
The CATA Oncology Certificate
The CATA Oncology Massage Certificate is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art program designed to educate licensed massage therapists in the latest concepts in cancer care and understanding
of the full range of cancer-related concerns. The Certificate facilitates practitioners’ development of the investigative, critical thinking and communication skills necessary to work safely with oncology clients of any diagnosis or stage of cancer treatment.
9 Monthly Installments: $250 (due on the 10th of each month)
Classroom Hours: 136
CE Credit Hours: 126
Additional Hands-On Hours: 75
* Intern/Extern Hands-on Hours must be completed three (3) months post final classroom hours to receive the CATA FULL ONCOLOGY MASSAGE PROGRAM Certificate.
The Core Curriculum Series
The core series is designed to provide the foundation necessary for licensed massage therapist to begin to develop the critical thinking skills specific to the oncology population.
Classroom Hours: 40
CE Credit Hours: 40
Additional Hands-On Hours: 30
* Must complete all CATA CORE PROGRAM Classroom and Hands-on hours to be eligible to sit for the NCBTMB exam.
Includes the following 4 classes:
- Introduction to Oncology Massage
- Safe Massage for Oncology Clients with Lymphedema
- Pharmacological Considerations for Oncology Massage
- Assessment and Application of Oncology Massage
Oncology Massage Course Schedule
Prerequisite (or equivalent) required, see below for scheduled prerequisite classes.