Video Course: Oncology Massage: Lighting the Way

Vickie D. Torrey

This is not your usual presentation on oncology massage. Although you’ll see video demonstrations and learn basic cancer pathology, treatment options, side effects, and how these side effects impact the level of touch we offer our clients, we’ll also delve into the world of emotions that impact the client, care provider, and, of course, you as the therapist. We will explore ways we can compassionately communicate with these clients from first diagnosis to cancer-free. You’ll discover how you can be more grounded in this work using breathing exercises, imagery, humor, color therapy, and other self-care exercises.

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Vickie D. Torrey
Vickie D. Torrey has 40 years of experience as a counselor and 29 years of experience as a massage therapist. She is the author of Joy Bringers-Celebrate the Joy in Each Moment, and teaches oncology massage and other healing arts nationally and internationally. She is a faculty member of Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy, where she teaches ethics, communications, psychology of touch, and oncology massage. Torrey lives, writes, and plays in Savannah, Georgia, and Ilhabela, Brazil. Learn more at
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