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
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.
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. They 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. They may also blend in gentle energy work to support well-being.
Benefits of Oncology Massage
People whose lives have been affected by cancer, and their caregivers, report many benefits of receiving massage. General benefits include:
less stress and anxiety
scar tissue reduction
less muscle pain and spasm.
Oncology massage can typically help people during most phases of the cancer process.
Some people develop chronic swelling after treatment, especially following lymph node removal. Lymphatic Massage for Lymphedema Management can help manage this condition. A Certified Lymphedema Therapist can help with the following:
manage swelling with Manual Lymphatic Drainage
education about self-care
information about compression wear
Lymphedema Management is a highly specialized field and Nimbus is proud to offer this service to our clients.
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 or a Lymphedema Management Session on-line or by phone.
For those who would like to receive on-going massage a flexible membership program.
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.