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One of my clients said to me recently, “People keep asking me if I’m finished with treatment. They mean well, but they don’t understand. I recently finished chemo and radiation, but my real healing is just beginning”.
Massage therapy for cancer patients is quickly gaining support in the oncology community for its documented benefits. Clinical research shows massage can help you cope with some cancer treatment side-effects such as:
- Improved peripheral neuropathy
Some benefits of massage during and after cancer treatment include:
- Increased feelings of well-being
- Improved body image
- Being pleasantly distracted
- Satisfaction in participating actively in a part of the healing process
- Increased mental clarity
Oncology massage will address fatigue and weakness during and after chemotherapy
- Fatigue due to chemotherapy
- Inability to perform regular tasks such as work, preparing meals, attending children’s activities, etc.
Why does it happen?
- Chemo induced fatigue is fatigue like no other
- Rest and sleep often do not phase it
How we help:
- Peaceful and serene environment in our massage studio encourages rest
- Gentle massage strokes allow the body to rest and heal
- Healing requires a state of rest
- Our goal is to build the body back up; not put more demand on it with a heavy-handed massage
How is oncology massage different from regular massage?
A trained oncology massage therapist knows how to make adjustments to each massage session that is appropriate to where you are in your journey. Depending on your history, we make the following adjustments:
- Pressure – pressure is adjusted to prevent injury to fragile bones, easy bruising, overall energy levels, low blood counts, blood clots, lymph node removal.
- Site – specific areas to avoid such as medical devices, sensitivity due to radiation or surgery sites.
- Position – a change in body position may be needed to accommodate pain, surgery sites, anxiety or medical devices.
Is Oncology Massage safe?
Yes. Even without knowing your situation, we assure you that we can provide safe and effective massage. How can we be so confident? We have taken many hour of training from some of the best Oncology Massage teachers around.
Massage is safe to receive before, during and after traditional treatments such as surgery, chemo and radiation. Part of a complete understanding of oncology massage requires a shift in how we define “massage”. Many people think of massage as something that “has to hurt to be effective.” When we refer to massage in the oncology community it can mean anything from a very “normal” massage including the full body; to very light, simple touch intended to help you reconnect with your body in a kind and gentle way.
What is Oncology Massage like?
We believe that to heal, the body must rest. Our goal during every massage is to nourish the body, support internal organs and provide deep relaxation. We do this by using gentle massage strokes while accessing acupressure and reflexology points, warm stones, and organic oils that are full of herbs.
Because your body is fighting to get back to normal (homeostasis), the work is gentle which allows your body to rest and heal. A heavy-handed massage or “deep” massage would put additional demand on your body and could make you feel worse.
Give us a call today. Consultations are always free. We are here to help you reconnect with your body. 214-773-2837