Massage for Cancer Patients
Massage Therapy modified to meet the needs of the individual, with awareness of the particular side effects of treatment, as well as the complications of radiation, chemotherapy, surgery and medications. Massage is a highly effective therapy for cancer patients and their families. It is physically and emotionally relaxing, it reduces stress and provides tremendous comfort.
Patients report the release of deep muscle tension, the reduction of pain, enhanced energy, improved sleep, feelings of deep relaxation, calm and well-being.
Other benefits of massage are:
~ Reduces pain
~ Reduces muscle tension
~ Stimulates the lymphatic system
~ Helps to alleviate depression
Other benefits include:
~ Reduces fatigue and increases energy levels due to the release of endorphins
~ Improves circulation speeding up healing times
~ Promotes restful sleep