Many massage therapists are not prepared to responsibly work with active patients or survivors of cancer. My specific training in Oncology Massage, direct experience serving survivors, people in active cancer treatment as well as hospice care allows me to tailor each massage to each individual.
For patients in the active fight of their life, massage is a welcomed relief to the trials of radiation, chemotherapy, or recovery from surgery. Helping you reduce anxiety and pain while feeling more connected to a person. You’re not just seeing another medical professional, but someone who is focused on your overall wellbeing and promoting comfort.
Benefits of Massage for Patients or Survivors of Cancer:
- Reduce anxiety
- Improve sleep
- Decrease sense of isolation
- Increase feelings of wellbeing
- Reduce the perception of pain
- Improve quality of life
- Increase alertness and mental clarity
- Reduce nausea
- Bring a pleasant distraction
For additional information on the history, benefits, and research of Oncology Massage, visit Society for Oncology Massage, to get answers to these questions and more:
- What are cancer patients saying about oncology massage?
- What people in the medical community are saying about massage?
- Why isn’t a physician’s approval for massage enough?
It was once believed that massage could cause cancer to metastasize (grow and spread). Oncology Massage is the adjustment of massage approaches in order to safely work with the effects of cancer and treatment. This includes people in active treatment, those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life.