Oncology Massage is specifically for people who have cancer or a history of cancer. It’s a safe form of
massage that uses gentle pressure to help manage the symptoms of cancer diagnosis or treatment.
Massage therapy can help relieve many cancer-related symptoms:
For anyone going through cancer treatment, fatigue and depression is a common side effect. I apply
slow melting pressure to help counter these symptoms and activate the body’s own chemical
This stimulates the sensory nerve receptors in the fascia, the richest sensory and the largest contractile organ in the body. It then boosts the production of hormones that release a feeling of wellbeing, relaxation and bliss. It also helps ease muscle pain and tension after radiation treatment.
Massage can be helpful after the initial radiotherapy treatment and between chemotherapy visits.
Ports or irradiated areas should be avoided. If you have any heat, redness, tenderness of swelling, it’s best to wait until it’s reduced.
Registered oncology massage therapists undergo a training program with a nationally recognised not-for- profit training organisation. Visit Oncology Massage Training to find out more.
Since I started practising oncology massage in 2011 I’ve treated people with a range of symptoms. Many have had all over pain, anxiety nausea, fatigue and depression. I’ve found it’s a safe and effective form of massage for all oncology patients.