Post Graduate Diploma in Sleep Ritual

3 Day Oncology Massage Course – Post Graduate Diploma in Oncology Sleep Ritual
2 days massage for cancer patients independent learning1 day with face-to-face massage for cancer patients (training with a tutor)
2 professional bodies accreditation (FHT and ThinkTree)

Please note that these dates may be subject to change, you are advised to wait for a direct confirmation email from us before making any travel or accommodation arrangements. 

Our clients tell us that they find sleep elusive, not surprising as they are going through so much emotionally and physically. The Jennifer Young Sleep Ritual starts with a Magnesium Foot Bath to relax the client whilst they have a mini-facial and scalp massage. When the relaxing Magnesium has been absorbed, the client is moved to a therapy bed and gently, slowly and repetitively massaged using our Sleep Ritual Body Oil. The oil has been formulated using essential oils known for their sedative properties. The gentle, slow, relaxing movements, the calming Magnesium and the stress reducing fragrance have a soporific effect, making it hard for the client to stay awake.

We advise clients not to drive after the treatment which should, ideally, be carried out in the evening, or before a deeply restful afternoon nap.

Course Structure

Pre-course learning to be completed before attending the practical day
Practical day with course tutors
Case studies to be completed before certification

At Jennifer Young Training School, our oncology massage training shows you how to offer massage for cancer patients in your salon, spa, clinic or rooms.
This 3 day oncology training course is a combination of home study, practical learning with a tutor and the supported completion of case studies.

Day 1 – Pre Course Learning, to be completed at a time of your choice prior to your practical cancer massage day
Your fully referenced, evidence-based 56 page pre-course learning workbook will be sent to you as soon as you confirm your oncology course booking.
You are asked to read and complete the ‘massage for cancer patient’s’ workbook and bring it with you to your face-to-face oncology massage practical day with your tutor.
The cancer massage pre-course learning covers the following:

  • The biology of cancer
  • Main treatments for cancer and their side-effects
  • The biological mechanisms underlying the common side-effects of treatment for cancer
  • The ways in which the main treatments for cancer impact the disease and what can go wrong
  • The skincare and well-being products that are suitable when working with cancer patients
  • The natural and organic ingredients that may cause harm when used on those living with and beyond cancer
  • Beneficial ingredients in natural and organic skincare for cancer patients
  • Scalp care for cancer patients – you are likely to meet clients affected by cancer who are experiencing temporary hair loss

Day 2 Practical face-to face learning day with the tutor (venues available throughout the UK)
After welcomes, introductions and venue familiarisation the group will cover any concerns arising from the pre-course learning. Delegates are encouraged to ask questions about any matters relating to massage for cancer patients or the wider field of oncology.
After the opening session when any and all issues can be discussed you will be given your fully referenced, evidence-based 50 page practical workbook.
The cancer massage workbook is designed to take all learning styles into account and is accessible to all. Accelerated learning techniques are used as standard during oncology courses with the Jennifer Young Training School.
You will cover:

  •  Evidence to support the many well-proven benefits of massage for cancer patients. All of the references underpinning this knowledge are included in your workbook, allowing you to conduct further detailed research in any areas of particular interest.
  • The ways in which touch can be adapted to enable you to welcome all to enjoy your massage for cancer patients, no matter what their condition or concerns
  • The products (massage oils, skincare and essential oil blends) that can be used
  • Physical adaptations and procedural adaptations are both covered
  • Seated oncology massage
  • Clothed oncology massage
  • Caner massage through towels
  • Oncology massage in a clinical setting
  • The language to use when liaising with an oncology healthcare team
  • The consent process
  • Mindful consultation and record keeping
  • A safe and effective oncology massage routine that can be adapted to be offered to all, no matter what their condition or concern
  • Individual adaptations to the oncology massage routine
  • Adaptation decision making
  • How to make a client comfortable
  • Aftercare
  • Home care
  • Standardised and recognised methods of collecting data to prove the effectiveness of your oncology massage therapies

Day 3
3 sleep ritual for cancer patients case studies are required to be submitted and marked before certification. Your case studies have to have been diagnosed with cancer in the past, they do not need to be actively in treatment for cancer but it is fine to work with those who are.
Full support is given throughout the case study process and we will help you to find case studies in your area if you are unable to find some willing volunteers.

You are will be assessed both formally and informally throughout the oncology course. You are required to complete various workbooks and activities during Day 1 and Day 2. You are asked to submit your case studies for marking and you will be given an open book exam workbook which is also to be completed, submitted and marked before we can issue our accredited Post-Graduate Diploma in Oncology Sleep Ritual.

We offer accredited certification upon successful completion of the oncology sleep ritual course

Further support
All students are invited to our online learning area for students. This online learning resource is regularly updated and contains new evidence, references and findings. The field of massage for cancer patients is constantly evolving. It is our mission to make sure that you are the best therapist for cancer patients that you can be. We take our responsibilities very seriously and we will share any new learning and development with you. All students are welcome to contact us when we are needed.

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