It can be hard to figure out who the best Massage Therapist for you is. Several years ago, I wrote a post entitled Choosing a Massage Therapist to help you decide. I've grown as a therapist since then, so I thought an update was in order. If you haven't read that post, this sums it up: … Continue reading Am I the Right Massage Therapist for You?
I recently heard about a free class offered at the Mills Breast Cancer Institute. I asked local Physical Therapist, Kim Mills, to tell us about it. This FREE class is available to ALL pre and post breast surgery patients (not just for Carle patients). Patients are welcome to attend the class before or after their … Continue reading Free Class with Healthy Tips for After Breast Cancer Surgery
I frequently suggest folks talk to their doctors about physical therapy, whether they are recovering from injury or experiencing cording in the underarm area or swelling post-cancer treatment (lymphedema). I interviewed Elizabeth Camp, a Physical Therapist at Carle to find out more about the benefits of physical therapy for cancer survivors. What is the most common reason cancer … Continue reading Physical Therapy for Cancer Survivors. Ask the Expert.
Families are in the trenches dealing with cancer every day. It’s easy to feel helpless when friends and people close to you are struggling. Since September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we’re going to give you some simple things you can do to help those who are facing the dreaded “C” word. Do. Don’t ask. It’s … Continue reading How to Offer Support to Families Dealing with Cancer
I'm always recommending yoga or some type of movement to complement your massage care. But we've all seen the photos of the super bendy yogis. That's pretty intimidating! One of the reasons I love yoga is that anyone can practice it. Anyone, really. I interviewed one of my favorite yoga instructors, Rachel Bass-Guennewig, to tell … Continue reading Is Yoga for Everyone? Ask the Expert.
Massage Therapy is increasingly being used as complementary care during and after cancer treatment. The following information is intended to help you determine if massage therapy may help your patients. Does massage have anything to offer my patients? Yes, research supports (1) the use of massage therapy as a complement to pain medications and in … Continue reading Cancer and Massage: Information for Healthcare Providers
While massage therapy can play a supportive role in cancer care, it can also support caregivers. Here’s a few things to know about massage for people in cancer treatment and how it can support you as well. Is massage safe for people with cancer? Yes, a massage therapist with training in oncology massage can provide … Continue reading Cancer, Caregiving, and Massage Therapy
Massage therapy can play a supportive role in your cancer care. Here are some things you should know before you get a massage. Is massage safe for me? Yes, a massage therapist with training in oncology massage can provide a safe and effective massage no matter where you are in your cancer treatment or recovery. … Continue reading What Every Person With Cancer Should Know About Massage Therapy
For a long time, there was a fear that massage could promote cancer metastasis. The thinking went that massage increases circulation and that increased circulation would spread cancer faster. Until rather recently, people with cancer were not experiencing the benefits of massage. It was only in the last 20 years or so that this fear … Continue reading Cancer Metastasis: Can Massage Therapy Spread Cancer?
Cancer can be a scary and stressful thing, whether it’s you or someone you love. There are tons of resources out there to help you through the journey. Massage Therapy can be one tool to help. It can be a bit tricky to study and massage research is still in it’s early stages but research … Continue reading Massage Therapy and Cancer