“One of the main reasons people with cancer use massage is because it helps them feel good. It is a way they feel they can help themselves.
Generally, massage therapy can help lift your mood, improve your sleep and enhance your well being. There is some evidence to help support these benefits.
Massage for people with cancer is promoted as a natural way to help you relax and cope with:
You will enjoy a more gentle touch than before your journey with cancer began. If you have any physical restrictions such as a stoma or a wound dressing we can adapt your position using plenty of bolsters and pillows. You may even prefer to receive massage in a chair. If you are feeling nauseous, you may be more comfortable lying on your side and please be assured that if need be, the space and oils can be kept fragrance free.
Many people who are living with cancer find that a full body massage is too much and prefer a more focused treatment. Whether you have any specific muscular aches and pains or you are looking for whole body relaxation, each treatment is adapted to suit your needs.
*Please note that I do not massage over tumours, metastasis or recent radiotherapy sites. It is best to rest and wait a week or so after a chemotherapy session as you may be feeling too unwell to receive a treatment.
If you use a wheelchair or a walking aid, you may find it easier to receive a treatment in your own home. Please contact me to discuss this further.