Oncology Massage

Oncology massage therapy is designed for the needs of those who are dealing with the physical and emotional effects of a cancer diagnosis and its treatments. It is a gentle, light-touch massage using various techniques depending on the individual needs. Existing massage techniques are modified in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. Oncology massage offers patients an opportunity to experience your body in a positive mode at a time when you may feel overwhelmed by your cancer diagnosis and treatment regimen.

What are the benefits?

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. 

Oncology massage therapy can help lessen and manage symptoms and side effects such as:

  • nausea or lack of appetite
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • insomnia or feeling of exhaustion
  • low blood counts
  • localized pain or effects of surgery
  • side effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatments
  • stress/anxiety, depression
  • fatigue, tension

Oncology massage can also help to:

  • boost your immune system
  • strengthen compromised body organs and systems
  • build up blood counts
  • improve sleep patterns, breathing, circulation, digestion
  • enhance your feelings of well-being
 

What types of massage are available?

Types of massage include but not limited to Swedish, Hand/Foot Reflexology, Reiki, Cranial Sacral, Chair Massage and more. Massage therapy may also include a light lotion application.

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