WHAT IS ONCOLOGY MASSAGE?
Oncology massage is an adaptation or adjustment to the normal massage and serves to accommodate the delicate situation the cancer patients experience along the cancer journey, where a severely compromised immune system, and the side effects of chemo/radiotherapy may create a complex case history. The therapist has detailed knowledge and understanding of protocols for treatment for each stage of cancer, pre- and post-surgical protocols, chemotherapy and radiation protocols, lymphedema protocols and scar tissue protocols.
Oncology massage plays a fundamental role in the:
Keeping an eye on the body/M.O.T
Positive lifestyle change
Offering emotional support
Helping with stress and anxiety
Lifting patient’s spirit
Lessening some side effects of cancer treatments (nausea, fatigue, depression, insomnia, pain)
Improving sleeping patterns
non invasive comforting massages
Healing wounds and radiation burns
Strengthening the immune system
Easing scar tissue
Helping to build a new life
Emotional support (disability, new body image)
WHAT HAPPENS DURING ONCOLOGY MASSAGE?
The oncology massage treatment can be carried out in a set up different to a typical massage session: on the floor, in a chair, armchair, lounge chair, bed. The length of the treatment may vary from few minutes to standard time and the treatment may take a form of full body massage, full body massage with adjustments, face massage and/or scalp massage, foot massage, hand massage, depending on the patient’s needs.
Carrier oils, essential oils and all the products used in the treatments are of the highest quality, from organic sources and chosen specifically for their desired effect ie. Kasmir lavender opposed to English lavender due to the high altitude forming more oxygen imparting the oil with more beneficial propertys than its counterpart.
HOW MUCH IS ONE SESSION?
30 min – £30
60 min – £50
HOW CAN I BOOK AN ONCOLOGY MASSAGE TREATMENT?
You can book an oncology massage appointment at Brighton Wellbeing online by clicking the button below or by calling 01273 92 17 92. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.