Whether you are a person with cancer or have been treated for cancer, you are aware that this time requires constant attention to the details of appointments, schedules, healthy eating, and maintaining family & work routines. Research has shown the benefits of practices such as oncology massage to support the person's ability to cope, manage & heal. As touch therapists we have a fundamental understanding of cancer, the various treatment methods & their side effects, and how to make site, pressure & position adjustments to make the person the most comfortable. We are specially trained to confidently and carefully minister to people with a history of cancer.
What is Oncology Massage?
Oncology Massage is a specialized form of gentle, safe massage. It's designed to improve the quality of life for people being treated for, and/or living with cancer. These gentle sessions, which focus on comfort and relaxation, can help clients get through the stress of cancer treatment as well as provide relief from the many and varied side effects of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, such as fatigue, nausea, neuropathy, insomnia, muscle aches, poor body image, and more.
Oncology Massage is notabout fixing or curing. You may have heard that massage is contraindicated for people with cancer. Through on-going research the absolute contraindication of massage has been examined closely and overturned. There are many approaches that are safe and appropriate for people dealing with cancer. Making adaptations to the massage session for someone experiencing cancer, whether in active treatment, or into recovery, are unique for each person and each session. It can help to reduce symptoms such as:
relief from pain
reduced stress and fatigue
This massage quickly and effectively triggers the relaxation response, allowing the body to slow down and return to its natural homeostatic resting state.
What Our Clients Are Saying
"This was my first time getting a massage, and I have to say it was the most amazing hour of my life. I would most definitely refer anyone here. as a matter of fact I already have!!" jACKIE, cORRECTIONS oFFICER