Oncology Massage

Oncology Massage


A safe massage technique for oncology patients


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:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Shortness of breath
  • Memory problems
  • Dry mouth
  • Disturbe sleep

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 factory.
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.


When should have oncology massage?


Massage can be helpful after the initial radiotherapy treatment and between chemotherapy visits.


When should I avoid oncology massage?


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.


What Qualifications do you need for Oncology Massage?


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.


Is oncology massage safe?


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.