Review of the scientific literature indicates Oncology Massage helps improve quality of life, including:
- increased relaxation
- better sleep function
- increased immunity
- reduced anxiety
- pain management
- increased energy
- less fatigue
- digestion discomfort
- decreased nausea
- relief from diarrhea & constipation
- minimized peripheral neuropathy
Certified Oncology Massage Therapists are trained to meet people where they are in their experience with cancer and apply a highly individualized massage treatment to comfort, nurture and support them in their process.
I provide both Oncology Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD Massage) and my training integrates both Western and Eastern modalities of bodywork in order to address the symptoms and side-effects of both treatments and disease. Because of my specialized training and California State Certification, all my treatments, including Facials, Body Treatments, Manicures and Pedicures can be adapted to accommodate the protocols necessary to help alleviate concerns associated with Oncology Treatments and help enrich your life during any stage of your cancer journey.
The treatments I provide are modified according to the full spectrum of cancer-related issues: the physical, psycho-social and emotional consequences of cancer. In addition, your individual goals are considered and aspects of the disease and cancer treatment side effects.
Personal goals for receiving oncology massage can include the desire for a respite – a relaxing pleasurable experience in the midst of everything that is going on – or simply supporting and helping you get though the remainder of your cancer treatment.
No matter what your reasons or where you are in your journey with cancer, Oncology Massage and Oncology Focused Treatments can help. And it is my greatest honor and privilege to show you how.