The healthful benefits of massage therapy are well known, and there are very special benefits for those battling cancer. Modification of existing massage therapy techniques allows for patients undergoing cancer treatment to enjoy improved relaxation, better sleep and improved immune function while experiencing real relief from pain, nausea, fatigue and the side effects of treatment.
For patients who are currently undergoing active treatment, for those in recovery, or for survivors, a massage therapist who has been trained in oncology massage can provide improved appetite and digestion, deep relaxation, increased alertness and mental clarity. When surgery is part of your cancer treatment, it’s important to incorporate regular oncology massage to ease anxiety, reduce stress and get relief from pre-operative pain. Following your surgery, oncology massage can help you recover from anesthesia more easily, and provide relief from swelling and post-surgical pain. Over time, the healing touch of oncology massage supports circulation and improves the mobility and appearance of surgical scars. Massage is excellent for increasing range of motion and helping patients adapt to implants and expanders that may be part of cancer treatment. Patients who experienced peripheral neuropathy as a side effect of cancer treatment reported improvements in their symptoms with regular massage.
Having someone who understands what you’re going through, who gives you gentle, personalized care and comfort helps ease depression and restore hope. By incorporating massage into your oncology care, you’re taking a proactive role in your care that goes beyond laboratory results. Massage is safe for cancer patients, it feels great and has real, lasting benefits for your mind, body and spirit.
Through beneficial massage therapy, nutritional counseling, exercise instruction and chiropractic care, Balanced Health & Wellness provides a hands-on approach to health care that makes you an active partner in setting and achieving your wellness goals. In creating your individualized care plan, we consider how your physical and spiritual environments affect your overall health. With consideration for underlying medical conditions, your work habits, posture and history of injury, we are able to work with you to create a plan centered around helping you live better and feel better. At Balanced Health & Wellness, we understand that cancer takes a toll on every aspect of your health and well-being. We encourage you to take good care of yourself and include gentle, responsive massage therapy to your treatment plan with Balanced Health & Wellness. Get relief from symptoms in a healing, patient-centered environment. Call us today at 248.397.8122 or fill out the form in the sidebar today to learn more about our practice and schedule your appointment.