Amy has an exceptionally professional and caring manner and aims to provide the highest quality of care available in her industry. As a member of a professional association she abides by the ethics and code of conduct required of her. Her specialised hospital training in Oncology Massage is the highest internationally recognised training available and as a result of this training, her vast experience and ongoing concern for your dignity and comfort, she will review your medical history with you, then take all the following factors into account before creating your unique treatment plan…
- Bone density
- Lymph node removal/biopsy/radiation
- Scar tissue
- Pain levels
- Medical devices
- Low platelet or white cell count
- Skin integrity
- Any medical condition
- Your comfort level on the table
What to Expect at Your Treatment
Firstly, a full medical history will be taken to determine a suitable treatment plan.
Then, once we begin treatment, your comfort and positioning on the table will be of utmost importance. If you are unable to lie in a particular position, Amy will work around all your needs and always endeavor to keep you safe and relaxed.
Your treatment pressure (how hard or soft your massage/treatment is) will be based on your unique medical history, so if you have bone density loss, then deep massage will not be performed. If your platelets are low, you can still have a massage without being bruised, and if you have lymphoedema, appropriate pressure and direction will be applied for your specific condition.
Draping will always be appropriate and bodily areas not being worked will be covered with towels for your dignity, comfort and warmth. The massage table is height-adjustable, making it easy for you to get on and off. After your treatment, if appropriate, Amy may discuss self-care options like self-massage or exercises.
Generally massage is performed on the skin, however if you are uncomfortable removing your clothing, Amy can easily adapt and will be able to work through your preferred covering.