Oncology massage is not only safe for people who have been diagnosed with cancer, but it is an integral part of modern multidisciplinary cancer care and is scientifically proven to achieve major reductions in the levels of pain and anxiety associated with cancer. It may also help to significantly reduce fatigue, nausea, and depression as well as improve quality of sleep.
Oncology massage is a very light and very gentle form of touch, it does not penetrate into the deep tissue layers of the body nor does it attempt to manipulate muscle. It is a soothing, relaxing and replenishing treatment and can be given with or without oil depending on the clients needs and thresholds.
Oncology massage therapists are skilled in understanding the treatment process, the physical challenges, and the emotional journey of people experiencing cancer. An oncology massage therapist is also trained to make adjustments for side-effects of treatments, side-effects of the disease itself, and also to make adjustments for medical devices, surgery and tumor sites.
Australia now has a national database of fully qualified oncology massage therapists who are trained to international standards, you can find a therapist near you by visiting www.oncologymassagetraining.com.au
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