Massage Therapy and Oncology Support

 

I have been trained to work with more complex medical conditions, which includes:  detailed interviewing; recognizing massage contraindications and other red flags; research cancer treatments effects; applying massage adjustments to pressure and joint movement; areas of focus; positioning; what massage oils and or lotions to use and when and how to consult the client’s physician.  I have been trained to adapt to a full range of possibilities and customize my work to the individual client’s medical presentations.  In other words, if I don’t know each specific cancer presented by the client, I will research it and see what needs to be done while working as closely with the client’s physician as I can.

Why Massage?

Massage has been used for thousands of years as a simple but effective method of attaining and maintaining good health. Its benefits have long been recognized in many cultures throughout the world. 

Therapeutic massage can be utilized to promote general well-being, enhance self esteem and boost the immune system. It can also benefit blood pressure, circulation, muscle tone, digestion and skin tone.

Therapeutic massage has been incorporated into many health systems. Various massage techniques have been developed and integrated into complementary therapies.

The benefits of massage extend far beyond pain relief. Massage detoxifies the body by stimulating the removal of metabolic waste. Massage also strengthens the immune system by improving the circulation of lymphatic fluids. It helps the body to be more flexible and mobile by lengthening muscle fibers and loosening connective tissue. Special massage techniques can encourage respiratory drainage and ease digestive problems. Massage has been found to be effective in the treatment of TMJ, chronic headaches, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, insomnia and many other conditions.

60 minutes $50.00 plus tax