This course aims to teach you a set of non-invasive Acupressure / Shiatsu / Body work based treatment approaches to help oncology patients who may present with common treatment related conditions of anxiety and nausea, in relation to cancer treatment, and in particular palliative and end of life care.

The day will include, importantly, a number of practitioner development issues which will be explored and discussed in depth in relation to active listening and the power of touch in the therapeutic working environment.

By the end of the training sessions attendees will competently be able to integrate a number of practical physical and psychosocial tools and interventions, into their current nursing, physiotherapy and health care practices, for the benefit of the patient.


Who is the course for?

  • Any student or qualified healthcare worker working with patients undergoing treatment for cancer.


What will I learn?

By the end of the course, as a participant you will be able to;

  • Demonstrate sensitivity of touch through the use of Zen Shiatsu techniques.
  • Palpate and identify 12 key acupressure points.
  • Demonstrate simple exercises that help develop therapeutic touch skills as used in the Eastern bodywork traditions.
  • Explore and discuss the importance of the power of touch.
  • Reflect on personal strengths and weaknesses relating to the therapeutic relationship


Is the course assessed.

Yes, you will undertake 10 formative reflective practice exercises throughout the day.


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