Oncology massage is medically proven to achieve major reductions in the levels of pain, fatigue, nausea, anxiety and depression experienced by cancer patients.
The gentle touch used is specific to Oncology treatment, it is highly beneficial as a positive part of medical treatments at all stages of the cancer journey.
Many of us, when we think of massage, relate it to sore muscles or a chance to unwind. For the person in treatment for cancer or recovering from it, massage takes on other meanings. As well as massage being used to detoxify the body or increase range of motion, massage becomes a strategy to lower anxiety and pain, improve energy, or decrease nausea.
In the past, therapists thought massage would increase circulation and therefore cause cancer to spread.
The process of metastasis is very complicated and poorly understood; however increased circulation is not considered a significant part of that process by itself. Because of the different contraindications for massage in this population, it is very important for the massage therapist who is treating a person with a history of cancer – either currently or in the past – to have specialized training in oncology massage, in addition to being a licensed massage therapist.
Oncology massage is a powerful tool, creating an environment of peace and recovering a sense of wellbeing in the face of cancer.
Oncology Massage is only provided by Christopher Luckman.