Touch therapy and trauma release

Thai massage and oncology

Course Thai oncology massage

Touch Therapy and trauma release for people with cancer

"Warm Hands on an Aching Body"

This course is dedicated to understanding and practicing integrated palliative care for people dealing with cancer through touch therapy and trauma release.

We will talk honestly and without fear about issues that are characteristic to the oncology environment – what is cancer; what happens to the body when cancer strikes; what are the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects; what are the standard and innovative courses of treatment in conventional medicine; what are their side effects; what are the phases that cancer patients experience; what is palliative care.

But mostly the course is based on hands-on practice of touch therapy techniques that apply to the oncological environment, treating various side effects, trauma, pain management, lack of sleep, neuropathy, etc..

In this course we will explore the fascinating and intriguing opportunities that present themselves when Eastern traditions interact with modern methods like Fascia Manipulation.

We will practice attentive presence, therapeutic intent and flexibility. Navigate through the integrative approach, dance, meditate, exercise Qui Gong and explore our own therapeutic stance when facing life threatening illness.

What will you learn about touch therapy & trauma release 

  • What is cancer?
  • How does it affect the body, mind, soul and heart of a patient?
  • What is my therapeutic stance?
  • The “do”s and “don’t”s - contraindications and basic principles for treatment of cancer patients
  • Conventional medicine treatment and side effects 
  • Palliative care – The five stages of grief – The healing crisis
  • The future of conventional cancer care
  • Practical applications in the oncology environment
  • Re-discovering, revisiting and readjusting our therapeutic tools.
  • Grounding and intent- from “fight or flight” to “rest and digest”
  • Attentive presence- how to be effective, alleviate pain, discomfort, side effects, strengthen the body’s healing forces.

About Roni Gilboa

Roni is a Shiatsu and Thai Massage therapist. Through the years she has incorporated other techniques such as OsteoThai and Fascia work into her toolbox.

Between 2007 and 2016 she was involved with The Yuri Shtern Holistic Care Center for People Dealing with Cancer in Jerusalem, as a therapist and as the managing director of the charity. 

During that time she developed the Center's training program for therapists who practice various disciplines and have been teaching Thai Massage and touch therapy techniques for more than eight years.

Roni has more than 1o years experience treating thousands of cancer patients at the hospital and at the community clinic. She works with evidence based treatments affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Practical information

Teacher: Roni Gilboa (Israel)
Language: English
Date: 3  till 7 September 2022 (5 days)
Location: Schafterdijk 11, Borkel & Schaft
Costs: € 595,- if paid before  August 2022. € 645,- if paid after this date.

This is including:

♥ Coffee & tea 
♥ Certificate

If you want to overnight in the neighborhood, there are many B&B's in the neighborhood. 

 What background do you need to follow the course

You are a massage practitioner ore massage therapist with at least a one year experience.

Other interesting specializations: Thai Acupressure - Fascia massage - Thaise massage met de ellebogen