Cancer and Massage Therapy

22 Feb Cancer and Massage Therapy

At a time when many things can seems complicated and confusing, massage can be a welcome answer to many health concerns involved with cancer. There are different types of massage specially curated for different types of cancer that can make life easier, more comfortable, and work to improve your health and stamina.

Massage during your fight against cancer will work to improve your quality of life. Talk to your physicians and discuss which type of massage you should look into and see if it is the right decision for you (there are certain types of cancer where massage is contraindicated).

Regular massage therapy sessions can work to promote an overall feeling of balance and calm. It will help to relieve stress and tension you might be holding tightly in some muscle groups (even if you aren’t aware of it), and it will greatly improve the circulation of blood throughout your body, which will give you more stamina and a feeling of vitality.

Massage can reduce stiffness and increase your mobility. It can work to take away aches from the head, back, and many other places around the body, and it may also help to rejuvenate muscles and take away pain naturally.

Aside from the direct physical benefits of massage, it can help cancer patients have a feeling of wholeness that has perhaps not been there for a while. It can provide a place where you may talk and share feelings, and simply relax and ease your mind, if only for an hour or two. It promotes positive feelings, closeness, and can restore hope and happiness to your day.

There are several clinics that specialize in massage specifically for cancer patients, and sometimes it can be combined with aromatherapy and other therapies.

If you feel that massage would help ease the burden of living with cancer, talk to your physician and schedule and appointment. Friends and family may also join you, whether they too are receiving a massage or they are sitting nearby for moral support. Work to rebuild hope, restore happiness, and promote relaxation throughout your body, and discuss your options with your physician.