Oncology courses UK - Help your clients to sleep: use your skills to help those affected by cancer

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 learning  

1 day with face-to-face massage for cancer patients (training with a tutor)  

2 professional bodies accreditation (FHT and CThA)



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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

When you book onto our oncology Sleep Ritual course you will be sent some pre-course learning. This covers some of the basics of working with cancer patients and those affected by cancer.

Course Content

  • Physiology of Cancer
  • Pharmacology of cancer treatments
  • Physical, emotional and spiritual conditions you may encounter
  • Review of evidence to show the benefits of oncology massage and aromatherapy for those affected by cancer
  • Improved hygiene standards necessary when working with cancer patients
  • Adapted techniques for oncology massage
  • Client consultation
  • Medical Consent
  • Suggested Blends
  • End of life care
  • Hospice Work

When you attend your training day you will be shown how to work with those affected by cancer, how to adapt your oncology massage and other therapy techniques and work with your client to make the experience the most beneficial it can be for them.

The consultation process is covered in detail, as are the insurance requirements.
Your insurer should insure you upon completion of the oncology massage course (no-one has refused so far). If your insurer won't, ours will.


Each of our day courses costs £250, for which you receive general pre-course learning, qualification specific pre-course learning where appropriate, a full day of practical training and support through and marking of your case studies. You will also be featured on the therapist register on Beauty Despite Cancer. You will be able to access the Defiant Beauty Collections at a wholesale price as well as salon sizes that are only available to our trained therapists.



We'd be delighted to send you our Sleep Ritual course overview, please just ask. Or, view our other oncology massage courses and therapies here.