ONCOLOGY MASSAGE FOR SUPPORT
Oncology massage is an integrative therapy and can help with symptoms experienced during and after conventional cancer treatments.
It is conventional medicine and complimentary therapy working together to achieve the best possible outcome for the patient.
Post graduate training in Oncology Massage is needed to give this very specific, light touch massage.
Oncology Massage was found to be the most effective form of massage according to a study at the Sloan Kettering cancer centre in the USA.
Since then Oncology Massage has been introduced in Australia, and some hospitals like the Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Centre – Austin Hospital Melbourne and O’Brian Lifehouse in Sydney now have qualified Oncology Massage Therapists on staff.
- Nausea improved by 47%
- Fatigue improved by 42%
- Anxiety improved by 51%
- Depression improved by 48% (2004 Cassileth & Vickers)