Oncology Massage is designed to provide comfort and help reduce pain and anxiety for people currently dealing with cancer (any cancer), and is also beneficial for those who are in remission or beat their cancer over a decade ago.
Cancer treatments vary from one to the next, depending upon location and severity. Either way the effect on the person's body, mind and spirit is harsh and traumatic. This alone can make the person feel exhausted throughout every cell in their body.
Oncology Massage is extremely gentle, repetitive and is designed specifically to the individual based on their current levels of health, fatigue, pain levels, and so on. Depending upon the person's needs the massage can be performed with clothes on (no oil used) if this is better for the client. The length of time of each session is also guided by the client themselves. A thorough assessment is performed during the initial consultation so that together we can design a treatment best suited for the client.
One of the most gentle techniques used, is the Bone Marrow Sequence. This requires a gentle sequence of holds around the body, from the head down to the toes along the arms and legs and back to the head.This is very effective for those people really struggling with fatigue and pain levels. There is nothing more comforting than the gentle touch of another's hands.
These lovely relaxing techniques are also extremely beneficial to people who don't have cancer, but may suffer with Anxiety, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Allodynia, etc.
For these techniques I use Melrose Sweet Almond Oil as it is natural and doesn't require the body to become overstressed and exert too much energy to process.