Oncology massage benefits those who have a history of cancer, whether they are in treatment, remission, palliative stage or have been cured. Massage can help relieve or manage the short and long-term side effects of treatment such as anxiety, pain, insomnia, low blood counts, fatigue, nausea, and depression.
The difference between an “oncology” massage and a regular massage is that the oncology massage is adjusted for your safety and engages the current symptoms you may be experiencing. The oncology massage therapist has been trained to be aware of treatment concerns, such as low blood counts, positioning restrictions, medical devices, and risk of lymphedema.
What to expect:
•a detailed intake during your first visit, including the type of cancer you have (or had), past and current treatment, symptoms or side-effects you are experiencing, medical devices or lymph node involvement.
•light and soothing pressure, especially around any areas that have been compromised.
•organic, ayurvedic oils may be used for areas of pain or neuropathy.
•time will be given to the feet for reflexology and the back for gentle acupressure.
•warm stones may be used on immune-boosting acupressure points.
If you are currently in treatment, you may need permission from your Oncologist before booking an appointment. I can send you a letter explaining Oncology Massage that you can give to your doctor if needed.
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