Oncology (or cancer) 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. A massage from an oncology massage therapist 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 of oncology/cancer massage therapy?
Massage for cancer patients 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 cancer symptoms and side effects such as:
Oncology massage can also help to:
What types of oncology massage therapies are available?
Types of massage include but are not limited to: Swedish, Hand/Foot Reflexology, Reiki, Cranial Sacral, Chair Massage and more. Massage therapy may also include a light lotion application.