What is Oncology Massage?
What makes it differentiates Oncology Massage from other types of massage is the disease and the clients’ state of health. Like other conditions that affect the tissue and the physiology of the body’s systems, therapists will need to modify their techniques, the positioning, the duration of the session, the depth, speed and the area in which a therapist can work.
A massage therapist will also need to consider the type, the location and the effect of both the disease and treatment. All of these factors can vary significantly of the course of clients experience with the disease. The biggest difference however, is the actual application of the massage.
Oncology massage is neither light, fluffy or insubstantial, it addresses the needs of the client and how the tissue responds, the most descriptive word I use when teaching this method is to feel what is happening underneath your hands, to be led by the tissue and respond to it, not force your way through in an unthinking way, but to ‘melt’ into the soft tissue in a considered way.
This form of massage is not exclusive to Oncology but it is less demanding on those who are suffering with cancer or any condition that is placing a greater stress on the body’s systems, the intention of this approach is to assist the client’s recovery rather than causing them to recover from the massage.
I use this form of massage all the time and my clients love it, it gets the job done, it even meets the needs of those that still like the deep massage without the strain deep work can place on the body, no one walks away feeling short changed just better than when they came in.
Oncology Massage is suitable for those with cancer, for those undergoing treatment or recovering from treatment. The work we do is always specific to the individual and their particular needs on that day.
1 hour session £50
30 mins £30
Package of 3 x 1 hours sessions £140
Gift vouchers are available for all treatments.