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Working with Cancer Patients: The Power of Oncology Massage

For many cancer and tumor patients it is a long and hard journey to recovery. It is a stressful and worrying time and treatments can be ongoing. Yet, there are many symptoms that can emerge such as developing fibrosis. This is a tightening and hardening of the tissue in the chest for breast cancer patients for example.


This was the case for a particular cancer patient back in 2016. It wasn’t until she went to see a trained oncology massage therapist that was able to pick out and loosen the scar tissue in her chest that she found relief. A trained oncology massage therapist can work safely with the tumour site as well as devices positioned around the body. Oncology massage can improve bowel movements and modify the unwanted side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.


  • Medical research shows that the benefits of oncology massage therapy can continue for several days after the massage experience and, in conjunction with meditation, can create moments of stillness and peace during the emotional chaos of a diagnosis of cancer. It is a non-invasive, compassionate touch that has a lasting effect. Oncology massage benefits include:
    Very specialised using light touch and slow and steady movements that work with the central nervous
    system to help the body relax.
    Better ability to tolerate cancer treatment side effects.
    Better sleeps.
    Fewer headaches.
    Less stress and anxiety.
    Less numbness induced by chemotherapy.


Despite this, oncology massage therapy can be for everybody - massage consumers, patients and survivors, and for people who have lost a loved one to cancer.


Oncology massage therapy is simply a branch from traditional massage that is modified to deal with the specific issues that cancer patients face. Oncology massage therapists can adjust the session length, the pressure placed on the body and areas of focus to best remedy the short and long-term complications of cancer treatment.


An oncology massage therapist can use vibration and other methods to work on scar tissues resulting from surgeries, helping circulation and healing. Lyn Slade is a trained oncology massage therapist in Toowoomba who is also trained lymphedema management. Lymphatic systems can be compromised in cancer treatment and the massage in Toowoomba that
she provides relief. Her background in Queensland Health and Natural therapy makes her the perfect person to bring relief to you if you have any of the above symptoms as you don’t have to be a cancer patient to experience her oncology massage treatment.


By positioning you in a comfortable position, she will attend to your needs. Oncology massage brings with it spiritual benefits and you will walk away with a higher sense of dignity, and feel more positive and calm and clear about what you are experiencing. Call now to have Lyn as your oncology massage therapist and to discuss the potential benefits for you or a loved one on 0403 933 061. We can help you overcome your pain, depression, and fatigue today.

Testimonial:

"Lyn is so knowledgeable and her past Health background makes her an expert in her industry. Lyn helps me function with her treatments and all my family have experienced her amazing, healing touch. I have recommended her to many people, especially the delivery driver who bought my eBay package to my door."

 - Suzanne

Massage Therapies Toowoomba

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