This 2 day course is designed for massage therapists who want to expand their repertoire/ approaches to massage and bodywork in order to safely work with people with cancer and other complex medical conditions. The weekend explores safe and creative ways of adapting massage as well as spending time addressing questions and concerns you may have around working with complex and vulnerable clients/patients. Come prepared to work with and without oil, on a mat, chair, couch and even the hospital bed. Wear loose comfortable clothing.
All our courses take a 'zero strain' approach to massage.
Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Qualification (Level 3 or above)
How can I find information about other courses?
Please use the links below to our current course brochure and our Eventbrite listings.
The Christie Integrative Therapies Training Unit: Course Brochure
The Christie Integrative Therapies Training Unit: Eventbrite listings
What are my transport options for getting to and from the event?
You will find travel information on The Christie website:
Is it easy to park near the hospital?
There is often on-road parking on streets around the hospital at weekends as most parking restriction zones are Monday-Friday only. Please take care to read the parking restriction signs carefully. Car Park C on Palatine Road and Car Park D on Wilmslow Road both have a £1.50 daily flat charge. You can access a parking map here: https://www.christie.nhs.uk/media/2359/legacymedia-5366-452.pdf
Can I pay by BACS transfer?
Individuals can book through Eventbrite using a credit or debit card. Businesses and healthcare organisations requiring alternate forms of payment must contact The Integrative Therapies Training Unit: ITTU@christie.nhs.uk
What do I need to bring to the event?
As well as bringing yourself and some notepaper for making notes we ask you to bring a couch cover or single sheet, two pillow cases, two large bath towels or bath sheets, two small towels and a light blanket.
Please do not bring any valuables with you. We cannot be responsible for loss or theft of any personal items whilst on hospital property.
What time will the event start and finish?
Saturday: 09:30 Registration 10:00 Start 17:00 Finish
Sunday: 09:00 Open 09:30 Start 16:30 Finish
Break times and lunch time will vary
Is Lunch included?
Lunch is not included but refreshments will be provided in the Rehab Unit throughout the day. The hospital has an on-site cafeteria serving hot & cold meal options as well as an M&S café, and a WHSmith where you can buy meal deals, drinks, sandwiches, and snacks. There are also plenty of vending machines all around the site where you can get soft drinks and a variety of snacks.
Please inform us of any nut or other food based allergies so that we can adjust the snacks if required.
What should I wear to the event?
Dress code is ‘relaxed’. Tunics or uniforms are not required. For ‘hands-on’ courses we suggest loose and comfortable clothing that is easy to move around in.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Within the terms of our Cancellation and Refunds Policy we will be happy to transfer your booking to a different course. Should that course be of a higher price we will ask you to pay the difference.
What is the Cancellation and Refunds Policy?
Cancelled by us:
• Courses will be cancelled with a minimum of 14 days’ notice
• You may request a full refund or transfer of fees to another course
• Pre-booked travel and personal expenses cannot be reimbursed
Cancelled by you:
• Up to 14 days before the course you will be charged a £40 admin fee for cancellation and refund requests
• Up to 14 days before the course you may transfer your fees to another course of the same value free of charge
• No refunds will be given for cancellations with less than 14 days’ notice; fees may be transferred to a different course at our discretion.
• To transfer fees to another course of a higher value you will be charged the difference and a £10 admin fee
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
No. If you would like to transfer your booking to another person please contact us to make arrangements.
Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance for this course?
Each weekend course totals a minimum of 12 hours of study time. You will only receive your certificate of attendance on completion of the full 12 hours.
For courses that include 24 hours of study time you will receive your certificate of attendance on completion of the full allotted 24 hours.
Will I receive CPD points or credits for this course?
This will vary depending on the professional body or association(s) to which you belong. Some, for example the FHT or CNCH place the responsibility on each individual member to decide what their own personal professional development needs are; and place and hourly or point valued system based on the nature of each activity rather than the provider. Some, for example the AoR or CThA each have their own rationale for accepting CPD training hours only when done with their accredited providers. You will need to check the CPD policy of each of the organisations of which you are a member to know if this course will count towards your CPD.
Who is the awarding body for this course?
All of our CPD and diploma certificates are awarded by The Christie School of Oncology Integrative Therapies Training Unit.
How can I contact the organiser with any other questions?
For further information please contact ITTU@christie.nhs.uk or 0161 446 8236
Your contact details will be held on file by The Christie ITTU and are made available to the course administration, course tutors, and for diploma students the diploma education lead. We will never pass your details to any third party.