Specializing in Massage for People Living with Cancer and for those with Complex Medical Histories
- Gentle massage can support your entire body as you journey through cancer and treatment.
- Comfort-oriented massage can easily be integrated into chemotherapy, radiation and surgery treatments.
- Adjustments are made to the usual massage session while you are affected by the side effects of cancer treatment.
- Massage for cancer patients can reduce nausea, pain and stress as well as improve your energy, sense of well-being and sleep.
- My training gives me the knowledge to make the necessary adjustments to provide a safe place for you to rest and heal.
Is this you??
You are dreading your next chemo treatment. You remember how you felt following your last treatment – nausea, fatigue, all-over body ache and stress about not being able to “do” life as you once did.
Your nurse told you about a therapist who specializes in Oncology Massage and you decide to give it a try.
- You enter the massage waiting room and are greeted by a warm, welcoming smile and hand shake from the therapist.
- You are invited to sit down and as you do, you notice a pleasant scent and soft music from a distance.
- You discuss with the therapist that you are nervous about your next chemo treatment and heard that massage can provide a little rest and relaxation .
- Your therapist discusses your current health info and the treatment plan. She then escorts you into the treatment room and provides clear instruction on what to do and expect.
- You notice the softly lit room, the soft music and clean, crisp linens on the massage table.
- You slip under the crisp sheets into the warmth.
- The massage begins with a gentle hold of the feet followed by a foot massage.
- Your body and mind are relaxing – you notice the stress leaving.
- The therapist continues the massage. Gentle and effective, the pain is almost gone and the nausea – did I feel sick when I arrived?
- Following the massage you feel rejuvenated – almost energized. You think, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?’
Many clients choose to receive massage prior to chemo treatments. It often helps them handle the anticipatory stress and dread of what’s ahead.