Can I get a massage if I am receiving treatment for cancer?

In today’s world unfortunately cancer is a word we hear too often. Although treatments are always improving the process can not only be stressful on your body but also your mind. It is often hard to relax or find relief. Oncology massage is a specialized massage that provides some relief to the many side effects that can occur during treatment. Oncology Massage is provided by a certified oncology massage therapist. It is very important that the massage therapist is educated in the protocols when involving the treatments of cancer such a radiation, chemotherapy and surgery.

Always consult with your doctor and receive his/her written permission if currently undergoing treatment. There are certain contraindications to consider before massage can be administered and the more the massage therapist knows about a patient, the more effective the treatment can be.

Side effects caused by conventional treatments may be reduced by providing relaxation to the body reducing stress, anxiety, nausea, fatigue and many see improvement in sleep and digestion. Through a variety of types of pressure and touch, massage may also help to increase mobility and relief of stiffness and pain.

If you have completed treatment and in good health, the massage therapist will go over your health and treatment history and adjust the session to keep you safe. Together, you and your therapist will agree on goals for the session that insures the continued healing of your body.

I am fully trained in oncology massage and enjoy helping individuals through this difficult time. Set up a free consultation today and let me help you on the road to recovery.

Jayne Dapoz, Licensed Massage Therapist

Schenden’s Medical Day Spa, 248-524- 3622.