Supportive and palliative care massage for those with cancer and other life limiting conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Motor neurone disease (MND), heart disease, renal failure and complex neurological problems.
Oncology massage therapy is given to provide comfort and support during the process of diagnosis, treatment and beyond. Each person who comes for massage therapy may be looking for something different from the treatment.
You will be listened to as a person and provided with a safe, nurturing space and treated according to your emotional and physical needs. You may just need quiet time away from normal surroundings, the emotional support human touch provides, relief from the symptoms your treatment and cancer cause and / or time out from thinking about the disease and it's affect on your life
"Healing is possible even when a cure is not"
Benefits of oncology massage therapy -:
Oncology massage therapy helps you feel calm, relaxed and provides time out from the hardships you face day to day.
Improved digestion and circulation
These two components are negatively affected by chemotherapy and radiation, but oncology massage therapy can help your body's ability to absorb nutrition and improve overall circulation.
Reduction of peripheral neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy is a common neurological complication of cancer. This condition can cause numbness, pain and tingling in certain areas of the body, particularly in a person’s hands and feet. Oncology massage therapy can help counterbalance these negative effects.
Postsurgical massage therapy works on the specific, scarred areas, working to bring new blood to the area, and promotes new cell growth.
Oncology massage therapy works to improve emotional health,relieve anxiety, produce a sense of well-being and provide a space to allow you to feel more relaxed and calm.
Oncology massage therapy can also promote better sleep, increase immune system function, increase circulation and help to reduce pain, nausea and fatigue.
The benefits of oncology massage can continue after the patient leaves the massage room.