Our relaxing therapy addresses your medical needs while improving your emotional health as well.
An oncology massage is a client-specific, massage session designed to meet the unique and changing needs of someone in treatment for cancer or with a history of cancer treatment. A safe massage plan revolves around the side effects (both short- and long-term) of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.
Oncology massage should only be provided by a therapist who has received detailed cancer training. When you are receiving an oncology massage, you are receiving traditional, established massage therapy techniques that have been adapted to account for your unique health situation. The changes that might be made to a therapy session to make it an “oncology massage” can fall under any number of categories, but typically they will be related to session length, pressure, positioning and areas of specific compromise or concern like mediports, bone metastases or skin reactions to treatment.
We are trained and members of the Society of Oncology Massage (S4OM).