Once thought to be contraindicated, massage therapy for cancer patients has become mainstream as a significant weapon in the arsenal of weapons promoting health and well-being. Many cancer patients use therapeutic massage to reduce symptoms, improve coping, and enhance quality of life.
Massage involves the manipulation of soft tissues for the purpose of restoring a sense of revitalization and well-being, as well enhancing function. Safe for the overwhelming majority of cancer patients, massage therapy for cancer patients can provide relief from symptoms as well as the side effects and discomfort of many forms of medical treatment and surgery.
Among the most common physical, emotional, and psychosocial benefits of massage therapy for cancer patients are the following :
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Improved sleep
- Deep relaxation
- Reduced pain
- Reduced nausea
- Reduced swelling and fluid retention
- Reduced fatigue
- Increased mental clarity and alertness
- Improved flexibility and range of motion
- Improved scars and adhesions
- Improved appetite
- Decreased depression
At Massage Meridians for Wellness, we are thoroughly trained in providing massage therapy for cancer patients and experienced in working with oncologists and other physicians in maximizing benefit to patients. Contact us to experience how massage therapy can help revitalize you and enhance your sense of well-being as you overcome or live with cancer.