Oncology massage is a specialized form of massage therapy that is designed to meet the specific needs of individuals who are undergoing cancer treatment or who have a history of cancer. According to a study by Cassileth and Vickers (2004), light touch massage, as taught by Oncology Massage Training (OMT), has been found to be the most effective form of massage therapy for people with cancer. This type of massage is designed to be mindful, safe, and relaxing for individuals undergoing cancer treatment or with a history of cancer.
At Myofitness, we will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that takes into account your medical history, current treatment plan, and any side effects you may be experiencing.
Please note, we do require a medical clearance/ doctor letter before we can provide this treatment. Please get in touch with us.
Oncology massage is a relatively new and emerging field of massage therapy. However, there is a growing body of research that supports its benefits for individuals with cancer.
One study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that oncology massage led to a reduction in pain and fatigue among breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. Another study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management found that oncology massage led to a reduction in anxiety and depression among hospice patients with advanced cancer.
A systematic review of studies on oncology massage published in the Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology found that oncology massage led to a significant reduction in anxiety, depression, pain, and fatigue among cancer patients. Other potential benefits of oncology massage include improved sleep, better quality of life, and improved immune function.