Oncology Massage: Easing the Side Effects of Cancer Treatment
Book an appointment for Oncology Massage to:
- Encourage relaxation and restfulness
- Support for pain and fatigue
- To help reduce nausea
Oncology Massage is a gentle, safe and effective massage technique that is comforting and nurturing for anyone with cancer, a history of cancer or in a fragile state of health.
Oncology massage focuses on eliciting the relaxation response and is modified to make it safe during all parts of the cancer journey, whether you have just been diagnosed, are undergoing surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or are in palliation or remission.
Oncology Massage is intended to lesson symptoms and enhance recovery time from things such as brain fog, digestive issues, lack of appetite, swelling and inflammation, anxiety, insomnia, depression, emotional overwhelm, fatigue, malaise, and exhaustion.
Scientific research* shows that gentle massage can reduce:
The benefits may continue for several days after the massage is experienced and can create moments of stillness and peace in the midst of the emotional chaos of a diagnosis of cancer.
*Cassileth BR, Vickers AJ, 2004 Massage Therapy for Symptom Control: Outcome Study at a Major Cancer Centre, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 28:3:244-250