The word massage brings up differing ideas for many people. With an abundance of techniques on offer how do you know what is right for you, especially if you have had extensive medical intervention such as treatment for cancer? Oncology massage isn’t necessarily a technique, but more an adaptation of techniques so they are appropriate for the changes that have occurred once treatment for cancer has taken place.
In the cancer treatment phase, the focus of oncology massage is on relaxation and allowing a place of calm where the body can heal. The body is already undergoing extensive medical intervention, so the last thing it needs is a vigorous massage where it requires a few days to heal post the massage itself. Gone are the days where feeling sore after your massage is something to gloat about. If you are currently in the treatment phase for cancer, then restorative, relaxing, therapeutic massage is more beneficial. At this point in time think about the benefits that oncology massage can bring such as reducing pain, anxiety, depression, nausea and fatigue (Cassileth & Vickers 2004). Easing bowel issues associated with chemotherapy, pain medication or immobility is probably not what you think of when dreaming about a massage, yet is one of the greatest benefits patients talk about.
Interested in oncology massage? You can book Amy today by booking a callback below this in-depth oncology massage video…
Amy talking in-depth about Oncology Massage
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Please don’t forget, our specialised massage therapy options are often extremely personal experiences and it’s best practice if we talk first, then book you in. We need to connect and discuss the right options for your first consultation and then move forward with your unique treatment.