MASSAGE and CANCER…
Massage is an ancient technique that involves manipulating muscles while using different modalities with firm pressure to the soft tissues of the body.
Massage is considered a type of complementary therapy for cancer. Complementary therapies aim to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms of disease. They are used together with conventional or mainstream medicine. Complementary therapies are not used instead of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or drug therapy.
While massage doesn’t treat the cancer itself, it may help reduce the side effects caused by conventional treatments and improve quality of life and wellbeing. Individuals who have had massages during cancer treatments have reported a range of positive outcomes such as improvements in:
sleep, the health of the scar tissue,quality of life
mental clarity and alertness
the range of movement. While massage also can help reduces pain, fatigue, nausea, depression and anxiety!
MASSAGE and CANCER…
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Trigger point is often referred to as Myotherapy Massage or Pressure Point Massage. It is designed to relieve pain caused by small, constricted points of muscle called trigger points. These types of muscle trigger points often cause referred pain in other areas. For example, a trigger point in the neck may cause pain in the head.
Trigger points are located in a taut band of muscle fibers. The therapist will locate and diffuse the trigger point using finger pressure and releases the muscle.
Can Massage Help Your Back Problem? We specialize in pain management.
For most of us, the answer is probably ‘yes’, since massage is non-invasive and considered very low risk for most people. In addition to physical benefits, certain types of massage have been shown to help psychologically via relaxation and increased production of ‘feel good’ chemicals that the body naturally produces (endorphins)–helpful for people with both acute back problems and chronic
Massage therapy is becoming more widely accepted in the medical community as a credible treatment for many types of back pain and/or as an adjunct to other medical treatments. Research shows that massage therapy has several potential health benefits for back pain sufferers. Many healthcare providers say they will encourage their patients to pursue massage therapy in addition to medical treatment. If appropriate, you may want to ask your physician for a referral to a licensed and trained massage therapist professional in your area.
My first client for the New Year was a Prenatal Massage! This Massage is such a great benefit to both Mom & Baby. Massage Therapy performed during pregnancy reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches, joint pain and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Schedule your Prenatal Massage today or give the Gift of Health to an expecting Mom! Gift Certificates available.
Need a good foot Massage? Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. These areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person’s general health. Check out this educational foot chart and share this post!