Healwell Oncology Massage (50269)

Course Description:

The full course package includes 23 hours online through Healwell's website PLUS 24 hours in-person at HACC. After registration participants will be provided with an online link to complete the 23 hour module. This online module must be completed before the in-person training dates. 

This course covers critical thinking and hands-on adaptations to work safely and effectively with clients who are in cancer treatment or who have undergone cancer treatment. Students will practice adapting for short term, long term, and late effects of cancer treatment. They will practice gathering relevant client information, even with a very short intake time. This class culminates in a client clinic where students will have the opportunity to provide a 60-minute massage to a person affected by cancer.

In-person Portion:

Location: HACC Harrisburg Campus, Harrisburg PA, Hall Technology Building, Room 203

Price: $860

Dates: Aug. 23, 2024 - Aug. 25, 2024

Times: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Total CEU credits: 47


 Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • complete a skillful, thorough, and compassionate intake for the client who has been affected by cancer
  • adapt their massage to provide a safe and effective session for the client who has been affected by cancer



Rebecca Sturgeon, LMT

In addition to being a valuable member of Healwell’s faculty and curriculum development team, Rebecca is also Healwell’s Education Director. She works tirelessly to organize existing courses and to create new opportunities for Healwell to offer meaningful and robust inter-professional education for massage therapists and other health care providers. Rebecca co-authored Oncology Massage: An integrative approach to cancer care (Handspring, 2021.)

As a former teacher of writing at the college level, Rebecca is passionate about the written word and about all forms of human communication. In her massage practice, she focuses on integrating therapeutic massage as part of overall health and wellness care. She is also an experienced mentor to new massage therapists, and facilitator of learning groups.



Price: $860

Dates: Aug. 23, 2024 - Aug. 25, 2024

Times: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Hall Technology, Room 203; HACC Harrisburg Campus, Harrisburg PA


Refund Policy: If HACC cancels a course, training, seminar, conference or trip/tour, all paid participants will receive a 100% refund of all tuition and fees. Any student who wishes to drop a course may do so by visiting or calling any of the campus Welcome Centers. These requests must be made no less than one (1) calendar day prior to the first class meeting date to be eligible for a full refund of tuition and fees, except for any tuition or fees noted as nonrefundable. Unless otherwise specifically stated or approved, no refund will be issued after a class start date. We do not issue partial refunds in the event a student starts a class late or does not complete the class. Students receiving Title IV Financial Aid will be subject to the federal regulations regarding withdrawal of classes. Financial Aid eligibility will be recalculated based on dates of participation in financial aid eligible programs.

17 seats available.
Price: $860.00