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Cancer Patients Massage

Clients who are having cancer treatments are very often avoided by massage therapists, they’re not generally trained to treat patients with cancer, however, I’ve undertaken additional courses to understand the physical, mental and emotional needs of people with cancer.

Research has shown that massage of muscle and soft tissue does not spread cancer cells. Gentle massage can be used to relax and relieve muscle tension, it can help to lift mood, and some people find that it improves their sleep pattern.

Scientific studies have looked at the effects of various body-based practices on people having cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery. These studies have shown that massage may reduce pain, fatigue, nausea, anxiety and depression.

As well as improving physical symptoms, some people with cancer say that having a massage:

  • Helps them to feel whole again

  • Restores a sense of self

  • Helps to ease muscle tightness caused by physical, mental or emotional stress

  • Improves circulation to extremities

  • Relieves constipation

  • Aids digestion

  • Relieves feelings of nausea

  • Relieves oedema by improving the flow of lymph

  • Aids in reducing fatigue

  • Mental clarity and alertness

  • Improved sleep

Price : Contact for further information

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