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Oncology Massage for Healing

Hearing you’ve been diagnosed with cancer is one of the scariest things a person may hear. While the course of treatment varies depending on the type of cancer diagnosis, you know that you’re in for the fight of your life. When you have cancer, we advise against certain types of massage. However, Aruna specializes in a special type of massage for cancer patients. Through an oncology massage, Aruna can help cancer patients feel relaxed and help with their healing as if they were having a regular massage.

Massage Techniques

Whereas a typical massage is all about deep strokes and brushes, oncology massages more so focus on slow and gentle touches. Ultimately, it should be a relaxing moment just like any other kind of massage. However, maybe even more so for cancer patients, they need the stress reliever and gentle touches more. Overall, the massage should provide some kind of relief to a patient, as it’s a time to take the mind off the treatments. Also, it gives the patient a chance to reconnect themselves, a chance they may not have had without their massage.

Benefits of Oncology Massage

Oncology massage has many benefits you should take advantage of. First, you’ll experience less stress and anxiety surrounding your treatment. This is similar to people who receive a relaxing massage feeling relaxed after their massage.

Many people report aches and headaches related to their treatment regiments. If done properly, an oncology massage will reduce those symptoms and, again, leave you with a relaxed feeling.

Overall, if you’re looking for a complementary treatment to your doctor’s orders, you’ll feel better in many different facets.

Do I Need to Worry About Tumors?

Under no circumstance should your massage therapist massage directly at a tumor. Any massage therapist with the proper credentials to perform an oncology massage knows this. Instead, they should massage areas not directly surrounding a tumor. The American Cancer Society lists massage as an acceptable complementary therapy to doctor-ordered cancer treatments. Additionally, The Society for Oncology Massage has approved massage. As long as you choose a licensed oncology massage therapist, you’ll be in good hands.

Do I Need Permission to Receive an Oncology Massage?

Many doctors want to give you permission in order to receive an oncology massage. However, your doctor may give you the approval for any kind of massage, not necessarily a specific kind. In order to choose the right massage therapist for an oncology massage, you’ll need to find out whether they’re certified in oncology massage. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna has built a reputation around the Cincinnati area for her oncology massage. In fact, she volunteered to give massages and a listening ear to those battling cancer at Bethesda North.

To counteract the pains associated with different cancer treatments, turn to Aruna at Therapeutic Medical Massage. As a therapist certified to provide oncology massage to cancer patients, Aruna will work to provide physical and comfort during your cancer treatments. If you would like some relief from your cancer treatments, contact Aruna to set up your oncology massage appointment now.