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Oncology Massage

Specialized massage for people living with, in treatment for, or in remission from cancer.

Is cancer affecting your life?


Are you experiencing anxiety or depression from dealing with a recent diagnosis? Have you undergone treatments that have left you fatigued and in pain? Have you beaten cancer, but your body still has some lingering effects?

A therapist trained in Oncology Massage can safely work with people who have survived cancer, are in recovery, active treament, or nearing the end of life.

Oncology Massage training comprises many topics

  • Understanding cancer.
  • Side effects of treatment- chemotherapy, radiation, medications, and surgery.
  • Tumors and metastasis.
  • Lymph node involvement.
  • Complications from the cancer or cancer treatment.
  • End of life concerns.
  • and more….

Cancer comes in many forms and affects each person differently, but for many,  massage can help make life a little better.

Oncology Massage Process

Since each person has different needs pertaining to their care, your massage therapist will spend a good deal of time prior to the first session discussing your individual case. Your therapist will need to know details about your diagnosis, progression of the disease, treatment, medications, side-effects, and health history. She or he will also ask about your goals for massage. That way your therapist can tailor your session for your specific needs.

In some cases, a full massage may not be possible. Your therapist will work with you to find the right length of massage to aid healing without creating fatigue. She or he may also blend in gentle energy work to support well-being.

If you or your loved one cannot physically come to us, we can arrange to come to you for a small travel fee.

Benefits of Oncology Massage

People whose lives have been affected by cancer, and their caregivers, report many benefits of receiving massage. General benefits include:

  • deep relaxation
  • pain relief
  • less stress and anxiety
  • decreased nausea
  • improved sleep
  • increased alertness
  • scar tissue reduction
  • less muscle pain and spasm.

Oncology massage can typically help people at any step in their journey with cancer.

Getting started

Prospective clients are more than welcome to book a single session to try us out and see how massage works for them. Book an Oncology Massage on-line or by phone.

For those who would like to receive on-going massage we have a couple of options. We have a starter package that includes an extended consultation, three sessions that can be used at any time, a welcome kit and follow up support. We also offer memberships which include an extended consultation, three months of sessions, a welcome kit, and follow up support.

If you would like to discuss your case more fully before coming in, we offer phone consultations prior to booking at no charge. We can schedule a time to discuss your case, your concerns, and your goals. Our team member, Grace Holliman, has undergone the intensive training course for oncology massage. We also have a blog article discussing the topic.

 

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