Everyone deserves a compassionate touch! Oncology massage is an approach to massage therapy based in both compassion and specialized massage treatments to help people manage their experience with cancer. The treatments are modified according to the full spectrum of cancer-related issues: the physical, psycho-social and emotional consequences of cancer.
Studies of massage for cancer patients suggest massage can include the desire for a respite, improved relaxation, sleep, and immune function as well as relieving stress, anxiety, depression, pain, fatigue and nausea. Review of the scientific literature indicates oncology massage helps improve quality of life. Some cancer patients use therapeutic massage to reduce symptoms, improve coping, and enhance quality of life. Oncology massage is a non-invasive technique, specifically adapted for individuals of all ages and types of cancer.
Many health care professionals recognize massage as a useful, noninvasive addition to standard medical treatment. Oncology massage therapists are trained to meet people where they are in their experience with cancer and apply a highly individualized massage treatment to comfort, nurture and support them in their process. Because of the different contraindications for massage in this population, it is very important for the massage therapist who is treating a person with a history of cancer – either currently or in the past – to have specialized training in oncology massage, in addition to being a licensed massage therapist.
½-HOUR ~ $40 1-HOUR ~ $70 1 ¼-HOUR ~ $85 1 ½-HOUR ~ $95
Oncology massage is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during cancer treatments can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, and relieve tension. The benefits of massage for oncology patients are numerous including deep relaxation, pain reduction, restored energy, increased circulation and improved sleep as well as helping relieve muscular tension. Here we find that the most popular oncology massage techniques are used in the therapeutic and Swedish style of massage. To make it a little easier to improve health, we also offer other Holistic Alternative Therapies to clients in the Chicopee and Greater Springfield area of Western Mass, including Hampshire and Hampden Counties, as well as Northern Connecticut.
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