For many years, cancer was thought to be a contraindication to massage
for fear of metastases. New research has shown that the development and
spread of cancer cells inside the body has much more to do with genetic
causes and not as much with the movement of blood and lymph within the
body. However, deep tissue massage, which is known to create an inflammatory
response, is contraindicated.
Therapists trained in oncology massage are knowledgeable in the disease
symptoms and side effects of the cancer treatments. They are able to adapt
the pressure, length of a session, positioning, and understand the need
for a less demanding treatment.
Relief Provided by Gentle Oncology Massage
Gentle oncology massage can bring great relief to many physical symptoms such as:
It can also bring calmness or stimulation to the nervous system. On an
emotional level, massage can provide a person with the restoration of
confidence, relief of touch deprivation, the space to be and express,
without fear or judgment, their feelings through their cancer journey
and most of all, to be treated as a whole person: body, mind, and spirit.
Schedule massage therapy in Boulder in conjunction with your traditional
cancer treatment at Boulder Community Health. Call (303) 415-7292.