Oncology Massage Therapy is a specialised, safe, gentle and effective technique. It is a very light touch massage that focuses on eliciting the relaxation response that is comforting and nurturing, promoting a sense of deep relaxation for anyone undergoing cancer treatment a history of cancer or anyone who is in a fragile state of health. Our trained, certified Oncology Massage Therapist, Andrea is trained to modify your massage in order to work safely with any complications of cancer treatment. She understands how to position a client to improve comfort and reduce the risk of lymphoedema, to apply the appropriate amount of pressure specifically for the individual and how to work safely with medical devices such as ports and surgical sites. Andrea travels to homes to support clients in palliative care North and South of the river.
Scientific Studies have looked at the effects of oncology massage on people having cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery. These studies have shown that Oncology massage can ease symptoms and reduces common side-effects from cancer by almost 50% and most impressively with Anxiety improved by 59%
Pain improved by 47%
Fatigue improved by 42%
Nausea improved by 51%
Anxiety improved by 59%
Depression improved by 48%
Clients who have had massages during cancer treatments have reported a range of positive benefits such as improvement of sleep, mental clarity and alertness, range of movement and increase of neutrophils.
Reference: Cassileth BR, Vickers AJ, 2004, Massage Therapy for Symptom Control: Outcome Study at a Major Cancer Centre, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 28:3:244-255
Oncology Massage promotes a profound sense of relaxation leaving you feeling deeply relaxed,
calm and connected.