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Oncology Massage

Oncology Massage is the adaptation of massage techniques to safely nurture the body of someone during a cancer diagnosis, during medical treatment, when in remission, through palliative care with a terminal diagnosis, and through survivorship. Oncology Massage is a non-invasive technique specifically adapted for individuals of all ages and all types of cancer. Many cancer treatments require long-term massage modifications. 

Clinical research has shown that massage can improve cancer treatment side effects regarding pain perception and anxiety. It may also have the following benefits;

  1. Reduced pain and fatigue
  2. Decreased anxiety
  3. Less nausea
  4. Improved sleep
  5. Eased feelings of isolation
  6. Greater sense of well-being
  7. Improve Peripheral Neuropath 
Will massage spread cancer cells?

A massage will not spread cancer cells as metastasis is a biological process. Pressure is never applied directly over or on a tumour site, and the massage will always be adjusted to promote a state of relaxation for the person.

Wendy has been trained in oncology massage; however, it is essential that your oncologist has agreed for you to receive a massage before booking. Before your massage, you will be required to complete a detailed intake form detailing the type of cancer you have or had, your treatment history, symptoms and side effects, and any medical devices you may have.

During the massage, it is important to note that we will use a lighter pressure than a normal massage and may position you differently to accommodate any devices you may have.