Oncology massage is therapeutic massage for cancer patients and survivors that involves the modification of existing massage techniques to allow the therapist to safely work with the complications of cancer and treatments for cancer. Studies have shown massage to be very beneficial for those suffering from many types of cancer in all stages, as well as cancer survivors.
This specialized practice requires the practitioner to be educated and trained to properly address the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of patients in all stages of cancer: diagnosis, treatment, recovery, survival, and terminal.
A proper and detailed assessment will be needed prior to massage that includes information such as:
Cancer treatment history
Location of tumor or metastasis
Medications (prior and current)
Blood clots and/or risk of blood clots
Vital organ involvement
Lymph node involvement
Blood cell and platelet counts
Fatigue, pain, neuropathy, numbness
Changes in sensation
60 Minutes - $110
Written authorization from your oncologist is required before receiving massage. If you are having trouble obtaining authorization from your oncologist, please contact me to discuss and I will help you if possible and appropriate.
*Oncology massage sessions cannot be scheduled online. Please contact me via e-mail for a consultation so we may discuss the best course of action for your treatment.