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Oncology massage is a specialized therapeutic approach designed for individuals navigating cancer treatment or recovery. This gentle and adapted massage therapy aims to alleviate pain, reduce anxiety, and promote overall well-being. By supporting the body's natural healing processes, oncology massage offers comfort and relief during challenging times.

*Offered by Mary

Oncology massage is a specialized form of therapy tailored specifically for individuals undergoing cancer treatment or in post-treatment recovery. It incorporates gentle, modified massage techniques that are safe and effective for clients with cancer-related health considerations. This therapeutic approach aims to alleviate physical discomfort, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve overall quality of life during the cancer journey.

Benefits of Oncology Massage:

  • Pain Relief: Helps manage pain associated with cancer treatments and procedures.

  • Reduced Anxiety and Depression: Promotes relaxation and reduces feelings of anxiety and depression commonly experienced during cancer treatment.

  • Improved Sleep Quality: Supports better sleep patterns, enhancing overall well-being and recovery.

  • Enhanced Circulation: Improves blood and lymphatic circulation, aiding in the elimination of toxins and reducing swelling.

  • Emotional Support: Provides a nurturing environment that can uplift mood and provide emotional comfort.

  • Support for Symptom Management: Helps manage symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, and neuropathy.

When to Book an Oncology Massage:

  • During Active Treatment: Safe and supportive therapy to manage side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.

  • In Recovery: Helps restore physical and emotional balance post-treatment.

  • As Palliative Care: Provides comfort and relief in advanced stages of cancer.

When NOT to Book an Oncology Massage:

  • Acute Illness: If you are currently experiencing fever, severe pain, or uncontrolled symptoms, consult with your healthcare team before scheduling a massage.

  • Recent Surgery: Depending on the type of surgery and your recovery progress, it may be necessary to wait until you are cleared by your healthcare provider.

Oncology massage therapists like Mary undergo specialized training to understand the unique needs and potential contraindications of clients with cancer. They work in close collaboration with healthcare teams to ensure safe and effective care tailored to each individual's health status and treatment plan. Always communicate openly with your healthcare provider and massage therapist to determine the best timing and approach for receiving oncology massage therapy.

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