ONCOLOGY MASSAGE

Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. 

Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivor-ship, as well as those at the end of life Should always receive massage from an Oncology Trained massage therapist 

Essential aspects of an oncology massage therapist's skill set are an informed understanding of the disease itself and the many ways it can affect the human body; the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; and the ability to modify massage techniques in order to adapt for these side effects, as well as for the disease.

We take into consideration:

Low blood cell counts

Removal of lymph nodes

Lymph-edema

Bone metastases

Peripheral neuropathy

Radiation or surgery

Medications

Fatigue

Medical devices

Bone pain

Late effects of treatment

Blood clots

Reported massage benefits can include:

Reduced pain and fatigue

Decreased anxiety and nausea

Increased serotonin and dopamine levels in body (feel-good chemicals)

Improved sleep

Eased isolation

Enhanced body image

Greater sense of well-being

Immune system support

Peripheral neuropathy

Helps with low blood cell count side effects

Relieves bone pain

Helps with medication side effects

We recommend you start with shorter 60 min sessions to evaluate how your body is doing before moving on to longer sessions. 

If you are  a cancer survivor please go to the Forms page, print, fill out and bring in the required forms. That way, your session can start on time, as some of this medical history can take a while to fill out.

We may also require a physicians release form signed and handed in. You will get one of these at your first visit.

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.

You are always welcome to Contact Us with any questions

We also have our new Blog up and running where we often post about Wellness, Oncology Massage and other Spa related subject​

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