Post-Mastectomy Massage

Cancer. Chemo. Radiation. Surgery. You've been through a lot, physically and emotionally. Massage Therapy may help. Benefits of Post-Mastectomy Massage Potential benefits of massage therapy include: decreased levels of pain. reduced anxiety and depression. decreased cancer-related fatigue. improved sleep and sense of well being. Massage may also help with scar tissue. Massage to the scar tissue can increase pliability … Continue reading Post-Mastectomy Massage

Cancer and Massage: Information for Healthcare Providers

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

What Every Person With Cancer Should Know About 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

Cancer Metastasis: Can Massage Therapy Spread Cancer?

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?