Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Massage Therapy For Cancer

The battle with cancer can be daunting and traumatic. Treatments for cancer-related pain are varied and are often used in combination for the best results. Massage therapy is one avenue of treatment that permeates a deeper level of healing. Massage reduces stress and anxiety levels, relieves insomnia, decreases nausea, eases depression, manages pain and lessens the need for medication. Patients can experience a deep sense of well being through bodywork. They gain a sensation of being cared for and being held. As the body fights against disease, stress and trauma accumulate. 

Comfort, quality of life and sense of calm and well being each of which are a benefit of massage should not be undervalued. These conditions are fundamental in changing a patient's outlook, which can have incredible healing powers. Feeling and looking healthy are other aspects of keeping a patient's spirits up. The visually evident benefit of massage includes its anti-inflammatory effect. The sooner patients receive massage after surgery, the less swelling they develop.

Massage helps to ease the effects of cancer pain out and away from the body. Due to the nature of their disease, cancer patients can be viewed as too fragile for massage, but massage has proven safe and beneficial at many stages of cancer. A responsible, massage-licensed therapist knows the patient's condition and what is involved in his or her other treatments. The therapist also researches the drugs the patient is taking, as well as the resulting side effects, in order to provide the most complete and beneficial treatment possible.

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