MASSAGE FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH CANCER
WHAT IS AN ONCOLOGY MASSAGE?
An Oncology massage is a specialist massage therapy for those who are living with, or are recovering from Cancer.
During this challenging time, massage has been shown to help reduce stress by encouraging a feeling of calm, aiding in the relaxation of muscle tension and potentially reducing nausea, fatigue or pain.
There are significant benefits to be had from massage therapy for those undergoing, or who are many years on from a cancer diagnosis.
Prior consultation with a doctor or health professional is advised.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Since there are key protocols involved in massage during cancer care, it is important that the massage therapist has undergone specific training.
Shelagh Bryce completed her training in cancer massage through the Iris Cancer Partnership with Gayle MacDonald, author of Medicine Hands – MassageTherapy for People with cancer. She has completed training in myofascial
techniques and scar tissue massage with Jing Advanced Massage Training
Shelagh also holds a PVG for providing massage for people with cancer through voluntary work at
Take some time out for yourself to relax in the warm, calm, peaceful and soothing surroundings of Shelagh’s therapy room in Dullatur.
Comfort considerations include both physical and emotional. The massage is soothing, gentle and relaxing – nothing that could impact adversely on the systems of the body. Great care will always be taken to provide a comforting, confidential safe environment.
Life with cancer can become taken up with never ending rounds of appointments, scans, hospital treatments and drugs so making decisions for your own body after not being in control can be very beneficial.
Individual therapy sessions or a course of massage therapy can be provided based on whatever is required. Often knowing that there is a regular massage session of some wonderful, soothing relaxation, is a positive focus for people undergoing cancer treatment.
It can be a very welcome gift to offer a friend or loved one massage therapy at a challenging time in their life.
If you would like to gift massage to someone you know who is living with cancer, vouchers are available to purchase.
To find out more or to book an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org.