A massage designed specifically for those affected by cancer.
Many people are concerned about the safety of massage during cancer treatment. Evidence does not support the theory that massage is or can be harmful. Adapted massage has many benefits, which are supported by evidence and research as well as anecdotal experiences. Here are the benefits of receiving massage for those going through cancer treatment:
- Reduced anxiety, depressed mood, nausea, stress, pain and anger;
- Increased vigor and sleep quality (breast cancer patients);
- Improved quality of life;
- Increased urinary dopamine, serotonin values, natural killer cell number and lymphocytes in breast cancer patients.
The positive effect of massage on mood disturbances was greater when treated continuously by the same therapist.
See my blog post about Oncology massage for more information and full references.
For information about the treatments, or to make a booking, please call Alex Gwinnell on 07712 825573 or fill out the form below.