An oncology massage is one that is customized to meet the needs of people living with the effects of cancer and cancer treatments.

A safe massage plan revolves around the side effects of treatment – chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Oncology massage can be received before, during and after cancer treatment.

When you receive an oncology massage, you are receiving massage techniques that are modified for your unique health situation.

Oncology massage differs from traditional massage in that the amount of pressure is different, positioning may be different if the patient is not comfortable face down. There are areas of specific concern like ports, bone metastases and risk of lymphedema or skin reaction

Oncology Massage for cancer patients has quickly gained support in the oncology community for its clear benefits. Clinical research shows oncology massage helps patients cope with cancer treatment side effects including:

 General Benefits

  • Deep rest, relaxation & improved sleep
  • Reduced stress
  • Eased constipation
  • Increased mental clarity
  • Less nausea
  • Reduced pain

 Following Chemo, Radiation or Surgery

  • Reduced anxiety before and during treatment
  • Reduced post-treatment fatigue & better appetite
  • Improved peripheral neuropathy (pain, tingling, numbness)
  • Improved mobility & less swelling

 

Emotional Benefits of Oncology Massage

  • Decreased anxiety and depression
  • Increased feelings of well being
  • Knowing you are actively participating in your own healing process

 

Reneé Langdon has been in practice since 2005 and her advanced training has provided her with skills in both advanced oncology massage and manual lymph drainage. Her goal during every Oncology/Cancer Care Massage is to nourish the body, spirit and mind.