WHY ONCOLOGY MASSAGE?

The Client Always Has Control.

Oncology Massage (OM) is a safe and gentle massage style, designed to offer a pain-free, peaceful space for clients living with cancer. It's comforting techniques provide a side-effect free treatment option to help ease the associated effects of cancer treatments, and the disease itself.

Specialty training ensures I have a thorough understanding of the disease process, and the ability to recognise considerations which will modify and individualise treatment plans. These can include:

  • Bone density changes

  • Chemotherapy cycles

  • Lymph node removal/biopsy/radiation

  • Scar tissue restriction or adhesions

  • Pain levels

  • Fatigue and lethargy

  • Medical devices, catheters, or ports

  • Lymphoedema

  • Low platelet or white cell count

  • Skin integrity

  • Physical and psychological side-effects

  • Your comfort level on the table

 

OM IS NOT A TREATMENT FOR CANCER ITSELF, NOR DOES IT AIM TO TRY AND 'FIX' ANYTHING.

Research has however shown it to be effective in the management of symptom-distress, and palliation for cancer patients.

 

Of 1290 cancer patients over a three year period:

  • Pain Improved 47%

  • Fatigue Improved 42%

  • Anxiety Improved 59%

  • Nausea Improved 51%

  • Depression Improved 48%

  • Other (including shortness of breath, memory problems, dry mouth or disturbed sleep) improved 48%

 

Medical Research: Cassileth BR, Vickers AJ, 2004, Massage Therapy for Symptom Control: Outcome Study at a Major Cancer Centre, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 28:3:244-250

Click here for the original journal article.

OM is quite literally blissful, and this style of massage is just as beneficial to the broader massage clientele as it is for cancer patients.

Find a Qualified OM Therapist in your area. Follow this link to the official Oncology Massage Training Ltd website.

Contact Details
Service Area

Greater Port Macquarie and surrounding areas.

Massage Certification
Medical Massage

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