It's an adaptation of massage for individuals during the cancer treatment or history of cancer. It's a gentle and safe way to apply techniques that helps to reduce the side effects during and post-treatment.
The main goal of the oncology massage is to help decrease the side effects of the treatment, improving sleeping patters, reducing pain and nausea activating relaxation response on the body. Also, treat and manage long term conditions such neuropathy, Lymphoedema, Axillary Web Syndrome (cording) and scar adhesively.
Treatment of Oncology Massage includes
A comprehensive health history to better plan the treatment.
Positioning the client avoiding pressure over port, healing scars, and any discomfort.
Gentle and light pressure combine with slow techniques to induce a relaxation response.
Fascia release for general muscle tightness.
What does an Oncology Massage involve?
It is a gentle way to apply massage techniques and/or adapting the treatment according to the patient’s needs. Considering fatigue, surgery area, scar tissue, and side effects of the treatment.
Results of Oncology Massage Treatment
Improves quality of life by reducing pain, helping with sleeping pattern, fatigue, increasing the range of movements, reducing muscle tightness.