Oncology massage is a style of massage tailored to facilitate the healing process and to cope with the side effects related to cancer and its treatment.
The massage differs from other more common massage modalities, such as remedial or deep tissue massage, in respects to the pressure, positioning, duration and areas to be massaged.
Side effects such as sensitivity to pressure/pain threshold, rashes, skin tearing, burns, fatigue levels, to name a few, are taken into consideration for the treatment during the designated massage time.
Sleeplessness is a common occurrence amongst cancer patients so even the most basic principle of a massage, to induce relaxation, can provide profound benefits to the patient.
Studies have also shown, oncology massage is an effective form of complimentary therapy in reducing side effects of anxiety, fatigue and nausea before, during and after receiving cancer treatment.
At Massage Therapia, oncology massage is offered in-house or as a mobile service. Treatments are given up to an hour, based on the patients well-being, and a thorough evaluation is taken in prior to treatment.
For further information on the benefits and concerns regarding oncology massage, please contact Massage Therapia via phone or email.
Oncology massage can help with treatment side-effects: