Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients
Massage can make your cancer journey easier… but not just any massage, an oncology massage. Many of the body’s responses to cancer and cancer treatment require changes to massage therapy.
If you are currently receiving treatment or have ever received treatment for cancer in your life, the safest way for you to get massage is to find a massage therapist who has had appropriate training in the specifics of cancer and cancer treatment. Massage therapists trained in oncology massage know how to provide safely adapted massage therapy for people at all stages of the cancer journey.
What the doctors might be missing
Cancer patients have their fair share of doctors to work with, from surgeons, hematologists, oncologists and radiation therapists. Together, this team of doctors has a primary goal to reduce or get rid of the amount of cancer cells in the patient’s body. However, as a result of treatment, other issues pop-up and the need to look to other methods of healing, maybe over looked by your physician.
This is why massage therapy has become an increasingly important tool for surviving cancer and it’s treatments. Massage can reduce stress and provide relaxation for patients. It bolster’s the immune system and helps to remove toxins from the body. Both massage therapists and cancer patients will agree that proper massage therapy reduces pain and can minimize the effects of radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
Positive trends in the research
Researchers are continuing to see and explore the relationship between massage and cancer patients. Massage Therapists are the getting additional training and certification they need to work with cancer patients who are either recovering or are in treatment currently.
Filling the gaps between treatments and appointments
Whether looking to simply relieve pain or boost their immune system, a massage between treatments by an oncology-trained and qualified massage therapist can make a world of difference. At Fluid Factor, the goal is to work with you to create a patient-centered protocol. We’ll discuss what treatments and strategies you’re currently engaged in and then plug in massages or other services to sustain you on your journey during treatment.
Give me a call today to set up your initial visit, which includes a free intake session. I look forward to talking to you soon!