Oncology Massage is the adaptation of massage techniques to safely treat individuals who are experiencing the effects of cancer and cancer treatment. The adaptations may be related to the positioning, pacing, pressure, area of the body treated or avoided and the timing or length of a massage session.
Clinical research supports the use of massage in reducing stress, pain and anxiety. Additional benefits include improved sleep and immune function, enhanced body image, and increased feelings of well-being and sense of relaxation. Other benefits included decreased fatigue, nausea and decreased sense of isolation, reduced stress levels and levels of inflammation in the body. The benefits of massage promote healing.
Massage therapist, Christine has treated hundreds of clients throughout the many stages of living with cancer. From initial diagnosis to post surgery, massage can find a place in your wellness and recovery. In addition to her private practice, she works with the Unite for HER organization as an expert speaker on massage and hands-on therapist during their wellness days.
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