ABOUT ONCOLOGY MASSAGE
A person that has cancer or is dealing with treatments has specific needs in order to enhance their healing. People who may be dealing with lowered immune systems, at risk for developing lymphedema, or are stressed by radiation and chemotherapy can come into our office and receive massages that will help enhance their healing process. Oncology massage is intended to help provide relief from many things such as pain and much more.
Oncology massage helps with:
Diarrhea or constipation
Lack of appetite
Insomnia or exhaustion
Low blood counts
Boosting the immune system
Strengthen body organs
Lessen depression or ill feelings
An oncology massage is tailored to the client. Several things are different in oncology massage that you wouldn’t receive in a normal spa-type massage. A detailed intake is completed including treatment history and much more. During your massage, light pressure will be used and any area that has compromised lymph nodes will be honored with special techniques. You will be met with love, respect and recognition of what you are going through by our professional, caring staff members.
ABOUT LYMPHATIC MASSAGE
This massage lasts 60 to 90 minutes depending on what areas of the body are being worked on. This is a very gentle massage consisting of rhythmic pressure, soft finger strokes and light drumming. Stretching the skin to the direction of the lymph pathways toward the lymph nodes is the goal of this massage. This helps to remove any blockages or toxins that are being trapped in the lymph system, which will ultimately result in helping you feel better and release these toxins from the body.
Healing After Surgery
Lymph massages are highly helpful after surgery. It helps to rejuvenate the tissue surrounding the surgical incision sites. They also reduce swelling and detoxify the body. It shouldn’t be done right after surgery, however. Wait a minimum of 6 weeks before requesting this massage.
Improved Immune System
Getting a lymph massage can help promote a better immune system because this pushes your lymph system to produce more antibodies that help you to fight infection and illness.
Benefits of lymphatic massage:
Improves circulation of fluids
Stimulate immune system
Reduce chronic pain
Clearing swollen areas
Helps promote healing
Promotes deep relaxation
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BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
There are many benefits to massage, including improving your mind, body and energy. This is an affordable way to get your life back and feel amazing again. It can make you feel better immediately and keep you feeling better for a long time to come. This is a valuable component in healing and improving your overall emotional health as well.
Benefits of Massage Therapy:
Relaxes muscles and relieves tension
Increases blood flow and lymph tissue
Calms the central nervous system
Increases absorption of liquids
Massage therapy helps with conditions such as:
Chronic and acute pain
Irritable bowel syndrome
Headaches and migraines
Reduced range of motion
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)