Oncology Massage Program Description

Continuing Education Units

We are proud to be a NCBTMB provider. Upon completion of the class, graduates from this program will earn 100 continuing education units.

2013 Class Dates

Class 33 Saturday and Sunday

  • September 28 - 29
  • October 5 - 6
  • October 12 - 13

2014 Class Dates

Class 34 Friday, Saturday Sunday

  • February 14-15-16
  • February 21-22-23

Class 35 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

  • May 2-3-4-5
  • May 17-18

Class 36 TBA

Class 37 Saturday, Sunday

  • September 27-28
  • October 11-12
  • October 18-19

All classes are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Our Oncology Massage Instructor

Karen Armstrong, NCTM, is the supervisor of clinical massage and the program director of the oncology/hospital massage school at Beaumont Health System. Karen supervises more than 30 clinical massage therapists, the largest number of hospital-based therapists in North America and she has initiated several clinical massage research protocols. Her therapists treat patients in many outpatient locations, as well as, in the hospital. In 2010, these therapists treated over 6,500 outpatients. Karen is an active member of the AMTA, ABMP and the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM). In addition, Karen has extensive experience in neuromuscular massage and knowledge of many complementary medicine modalites. Karen is currently chairperson of the Michigan Board of Massage Therapy and a Board of Director for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.


Guest Lecture Experts

  • Genetic Counselor
  • Manual Lymphatic Training Therapist
  • Natropath Doctor
  • Oncology Nurse