Massage is a commonly used complementary therapy to provide relaxation and relief from the painful symptoms of cancer. Research has demonstrated up to 70% of cancer patient use massage to improve their everyday life.

Why Oncology Massage?
For symptom management, research has shown Oncology Massage improves quality of life for people with a history or diagnosis of cancer.  It reduces the side effects experienced from conventional treatment interventions for cancer, as well as the symptoms of the disease process itself.  

Research (Cassileth and Vicker (2004)) has found that Light Touch Massage can bring about improvements in:

            –  pain 

            –  fatigue 

            –  nausea 

            –  anxiety and depression 

Several other studies have shown the benefits of massage as a complementary therapy for patients diagnosed with cancer. 
Individuals who have had massages during cancer treatments have reported a range of positive outcomes such as improvements in: 

            –  sleep 

            –  the health of the scar tissue 

            –  quality of life 

            –  mental clarity and alertness 

            –  the range of movement

Is massage safe for people with cancer?

Massage has been proven to be safe for cancer and does not spread metastasise into the lymphatic system. It can safely be given to people at all stages of cancer as long as the therapist received the appropriate training.
If you have any concerns, talk to your doctor or call Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20.

Our therapists have trained through Oncology Massage Training Australia, the only oncology massage accredited training in Australia.  Oncology massage in Brisbane is a very new service with few therapists are able to offer this fantastic service.

Please don't hesitate to call our staff at Physiologix (07 3511 1112) for more information or email us from our website 


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