Including oncology massage in your patient's plan of care can be helpful for a variety of reasons. As a complementary therapy, massage can help reduce the side effects of treatments, provide time to restore body systems, and provide patients with a sense of participation in their treatments. Frequent massage may reacquaint them with what is good about their body; perhaps empowering them to stay the course of their treatments.
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The following topics should help you become more familiar with oncology massage as a specialty. Please contact me for additional information.