Oncology Massage Therapy
What is ONCOLOGY Massage Therapy?
Oncology Massage Therapy is a "Do No Harm" massage that is designed for the needs of those who are dealing with the physical and emotional effects of a cancer diagnosis and its treatments, recovery, and survivorship. Oncology Massage Therapy is a gentle, light-touch massage and the massage technique may vary with each individual’s needs. Existing massage techniques are modified in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatments. Oncology Massage offers you an opportunity to experience your body in a positive way at a time when you may feel overwhelmed by your cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as other day to day stressors.
What Are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?
Oncology Massage Therapy helps to integrate the mind, body, spirit and emotions through a calming and caring touch. Its profound effect on the patient releases endorphins that enhance the feelings of well-being and personal harmony and helps to improve one’s quality of life. By integrating Western and Eastern modalities to address the symptoms of cancer and more importantly, the effects of modern treatment methods, Oncology Massage Therapy can help you lessen and manage the symptoms and side effects of treatments such as: nausea, lack of appetite, diarrhea or constipation, insomnia or feelings of exhaustion, low blood counts, localized pain or effects of surgery, side effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatments, neuropathy, stress & anxiety, depression, fatigue, tension and/or pain.
Oncology Massage can also help to:
Boost your immune system, strengthen compromised body organs and systems, reduce blood pressure, build up blood counts, improve sleep patterns, breathing, circulation, digestion, enhance your feelings of well-being and more.
When you have your appointment I will assess your current status and together we will decide the best course of action for you at that moment to help you feel better and improve your well-being.