Oncology Massage is my passion!
I offer Oncology Massage from the day of diagnosis throughout treatment. Additionally, my services include clients in Palliative Care or Hospice Care.
What is Oncology Massage?
An oncology massage is a client-specific, customized massage session designed to meet the unique and changing needs of someone in treatment for cancer or with a history of cancer treatment. A safe massage plan generally revolves around the side effects (both short- and long-term) of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
Oncology massage can only be provided by a massage therapist who has received training in the specifics of cancer and cancer treatment. This training is more about cancer and less about massage. When clients are receiving an oncology massage, they are receiving traditional, established massage therapy techniques that have been adapted to account for their unique health situation. The changes that might be made to a massage that make it an “oncology massage” can fall under any number of categories; however, they will typically be related to session length, pressure, positioning, and areas of specific compromise or concern like mediports, bone metastases, or skin reactions to treatment.