Oncology Massage

By: Massage on Seagull  02-Jul-2014
Keywords: Oncology Massage

Oncology massage is the modification of massage techniques in order to safely work with effects of cancer and cancer treatment, and includes people in active treatment, those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life. Essential aspects of an oncology massage therapists skill set are an informed understanding of the pathophysiology of cancer; the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; and the ability to modify massage techniques in order to adapt for these side effects, as well as for the disease. Oncology Massage works with the fascia just beneath the skin. The fascia is a web of connective tissue that connects us from head to toe. Immune system cells move through the fascia as the body requires them. Adjustments are made in consideration of: * Lymph node removal; * Chemotherapy; * Radiotherapy * Mastectomy. Why is Oncology Massage Safe? Oncogenesis is the formation of a tumour and occurs when external factors such as viruses or hereditary factory change the normal function of cellular DNA. These malfunctioning cells are weak, unstable and erratic by nature and if the immune system is awake, they will be destroyed. These cells keep moving through the body looking for somewhere to connect and grow. They are spread biologically not mechanically which is why Oncology Massage is a safe treatment for cancer patients. It is possible with Oncology massage to help heal women’s mastectomy scarring. After just a few weeks, noticeable improvements may be seen. One of the benefits of Oncology Massage is the opportunity to relax deeply and have positive gentle touch and a break from the necessary hospital treatments. This massage may help with: * Anxiety * Depression * Pain * Nausea * Fatigue * Insomnia; and * Immune function

Keywords: Oncology Massage

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