Massage can be very beneficial for people who are undergoing or have completed cancer treatment.
Reported massage benefits can include:
Reduced pain and fatigue
Decreased anxiety and nausea
Increased serotonin and dopamine levels in body (feel-good chemicals)
Enhanced body image
Greater sense of well-being
Immune system support
Helps with low blood cell count side effects
Relieves bone pain
Helps with medication side effects
We take into consideration:
Low blood cell counts
Removal of lymph nodes
Radiation or surgery
Late effects of treatment
You are always welcome to Contact Us with questions
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Cancer and cancer treatments come in many shapes and varieties, from surgery to chemotherapy and radiation.
Long term effects such as osteoporosis and immune deficiency are common. Massage is often beneficial for many of these conditions.
Whether you are still in treatment or recently done with cancer treatment, massage can be taxing on the body and your system.
We recommend you start with shorter sessions to evaluate how your body is doing so you can get the most benefit from a session.
If you are still in treatment, please Contact Me for a Physician's Release form.
Please bring this form in (signed!) at your first appointment.
If you are a long-term survivor you may still be at risk for certain conditions including but not limited to Lymph-edema, low blood cell count, and reduced lung capacity.
Please continue to consult with your primary health care provider.
Massage is not a substitute for seeing your regular health care provider.
As an Oncology Massage Therapist I am trained to adapt to your specific needs,
including less use of heat if any, positioning on the table, duration of session, or any specific concerns you may have.