Oncology Massage for Cancer Patients

Touch treatment, or massage therapy, can be traced back almost 4,000 years. What's massage treatment? Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue and is mainly employed to enhance circulation, treat injuries and ailments, and release toxins in the body, it includes the manipulation of the deep and superficial layers of muscles and soft tissues of the human body. Proponents claim that massage treatment might result in a reduction in pain. There are many sorts of massage treatments including Swedish, deep tissue, and oncology massage.

Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. Massage therapists use their hands to integrate a wide range of massage strokes that are constant including effleurage. Pressure may be lighter in comparison with other techniques and is corrected according to the individual's level of comfort. Complementary therapies are not used instead of conventional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or drug therapy. While massage doesn’t treat the cancer itself, it may help reduce the side effects caused by conventional treatments and improve quality of life and well-being. Individuals who have had massages during cancer treatments have reported a range of positive outcomes such as improvements in sleep, the health of the scar tissue, quality of life, and range of motion.


Understanding all of this assists in open discussions on how to better assist cancer patients/survivors. Walker Hands Massage fully supports the struggle and believes that no person should go at it alone. "Rita's Rack Run" is a annual fundraiser hosted by the Circle of Cancer Care that will support life saving programs and services. Free services offered are transportation/appointment buddy to cancer related treatments, financial co-payment assistance for low income families faced with the co-payments for treatments and cancer related prescription drugs; free wigs, and monthly support groups. For more info, visit www.circleofcancercare.org or use the following:

Circle of Cancer Care P.O. Box 303 Cibolo, TX 78108

Phone: (210) 802-1740 Fax: (702) 446-6175 Email: info@circleofcancercare.org


We have you covered at Walker Hands Massage, 21320 Water Wood Dr., Garden Ridge, TX 78266.

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