Massage benefits post-surgical mastectomy patients
A Mayo-Clinic study published in the April 2012 issue of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing found benefits of massage on pain, anxiety, and overall well-being for post-surgical mastectomy patients. The research also suggests that oncology nurses consider approaching massage therapy as a valuable non-pharmacological way to treat pain in their patients. It should be noted that the massage was not given over or near surgical sites. Yet another wonderful reason more massage therapists should be trained to work in hospitals, as well as understand and promote the benefits of their work!