Oncology Massage

What is oncology massage?

Oncology massage is gentle massage using adapted techniques to ensure that the massage is safe for people with a current or previous cancer diagnosis

 

Massage is a complementary therapy which mean you can use it

alongside your conventional medical treatment but never in place of - massage is not a treatment for cancer

Can massage spread cancer?

For too long those being treated for cancer, or with a history of cancer, have been excluded from massage. However research shows that massage of muscle and soft tissue does not spread cancer cells around the body

 

Adapted massage is perfectly safe but it is important to choose a therapist who has had training to understand the modifications and considerations

Macmillan Cancer has this information on their website:

Massage therapists working with people with cancer must be properly trained and qualified. They should have some knowledge of cancer and its treatments

Some people worry that massage could cause cancer cells to spread to other parts of their body. Research has not found any evidence of this

What adaptations are needed?

Depending on your diagnosis, treatment and current state of health, the massage can be adapted in a number of ways. Depending on energy levels you may need a shorter massage session, to lie or sit in a certain position with supports or there may be areas that cannot be massaged due to, for example, recent surgery, radiotherapy or areas of lymphedema

 

I will always carry out a consultation prior to your massage, including any return visits,  to fully understand your current circumstances and what you would like to get out of the massage so that it can be safely tailored to your needs

The massage will be gentle, relaxing, slow and soothing and your wellbeing the utmost importance

How could massage benefit me?

Studies have shown that massage may reduce:

Pain

Headaches

Nausea

Anxiety and depression

Fatigue

Massage has also been shown to aid improvements in:

Sleep

Mental clarity

Range of movement

Health of scar tissue

Quality of life

Clients report it has helped them with:

Feeling whole again

Ability to relax

Support to share feelings in an informal setting

Feel more positive about their body

Rebuilding hope

Therapy Prices

Up to 15 minutes      £20

Up to 30 minutes      £25

Up to 45 minutes      £30

Up to 60 minutes      £40

Please note that the actual therapy time will be determined during your consultation based on the information you give about your current state of health and treatment

You are able to book your massage online - click here and choose oncology massage. If you would like to speak to me first, please give me a call on 01259 809151 and I will be happy to chat about how I can help you

Home Visits

Home visits are available in the Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Falkirk areas* if you feel you are not able to come to the therapy room. I will bring towels, relaxation music and aromatherapy scents to make a beautifully relaxing experience at home 

Therapy up to 30 minutes     £30

£10 for each additional 15 minutes

*£5.00 surcharge for visits further than 15 miles from Alloa

For an appointment at home, please give me a call on 01259 809151

 

Further Information

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support/treatment/coping-with-treatment/complementary-therapies/massage-or-other-touch-therapies

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/treatment/complementary-alternative-therapies/individual-therapies/massage

Every Body Massage Therapy

Limetree House

North Castle Street

Alloa

Clackmannanshire

FK10 1EX

Limetree House has ample parking, including disabled parking spaces

and a lift if you feel you are unable to manage the stairs

Opening hours - by appointment only

Monday 10:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00

Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00

Thursday 10:00 - 19:00

Friday 10:00 - 16:30

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