What is Oncology Massage?

Oncology Massage is a modified remedial massage that is adapted to safely provide relaxation to patients with complications relating to cancer and cancer treatment.

On a practical level, Oncology Massage is a different style of massage because the therapists  adapt and deal safely with the many and varied situations that may arise during the illness and its treatment, including:

  • lymphoedema
  • lowered blood counts
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • wound sites
  • and surgical devices such as catheters, ports and stoma bags

Oncology Massage involves a very light-touch technique, but can be profoundly beneficial to those with, or recovering from, cancer as it is mindful and focused. Common feedback from clients is that it is exquisite, blissful, deeply relaxing and healing.

oncology massage The Body Refinery Brisbane
oncology massage The Body Refinery Brisbane

Oncology Massage at The Body Refinery?

Our Massage Therapist, Jessica, has undertaken specialist training in oncology massage. It is important to know how to modify a massage or bodywork session to accommodate the many side-effects and treatment outcomes that may accompany chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy treatment.

An initial appointment is 60 minutes, this session will involve – prior to the massage – an assessment, including questions concerning your cancer treatment history and any other pieces of information that will allow our massage therapist to provide the best treatment possible.

To book your Massage in our Brisbane studio, click the link below, or call 07 3358 3915.

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