Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatments. Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life, are best served by a massage therapist who has received training in oncology massage.
Essential aspects of an oncology massage therapist’s skill set are an informed understanding of the disease itself and the many ways it can affect the human body; the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; and the ability to modify massage techniques in order to adapt for these side effects, as well as for the disease.
*If you have been free from cancer for 5+ years, you are also welcome to book a Therapeutic massage. But if you have lasting issues related to your cancer, we recommend the Oncology Massage.