Oncology Massage

Coping with cancer is often challenging and life altering on a physical and emotional level. Massage given by a trained and skilled therapist can provide comfort that is otherwise hard to come by.

Oncology massage can be quite different from what most people think of when they hear the word massage. Precautions are made based on doctor’s orders, individual treatment plans and current health. Pressure, technique and time adjustments will most likely need to be made in order to provide safe and effective sessions. Massage may also have to be limited to certain parts of the body due to tumor sites and treatment side effects.

 

Benefits

  • Pain Relief
  • Anxiety Relief
  • A bit of comfort during an uncomfortable time

Medical research has found clear evidence that massage can provide relief from pain and anxiety. You may find anecdotal claims from other sources such as quicker healing and shorter hospital stays. While it may be possible that other benefits exist, the scientific evidence does not exist to prove it. Studies have also been done on other possible benefits such as fatigue, immune function, insomnia and relief from nausea. However, results thus far have been inconclusive.

 

Before we get started:

  • A doctor’s note saying that massage is okay must be presented before body work is performed
  • Health history and treatment information must be obtained from you or your care giver in order to determine the best course of action for your massage sessions
  • An initial consultation must be given before our first session to ensure that you are fully informed

 

Pricing

Refer to the pricing page in the menu box on the left of this page. Please note that due to time modifications, most oncology clients will be receiving 30 minute sessions.

 

Options

I am happy to teach caregivers some safe and appropriate touch techniques to help their loved one in-between massage sessions. This is an excellent way for care-givers to take an active role and alleviate the common feeling of helplessness they may feel.

If you prefer the comfort of your own home or aren’t well enough to travel, I can come to you for your massage sessions.
An additional $35 travel and set-up fee will be charged for each home visit within a 15 mile radius of Mae Massage.

Add $1 for each additional mile (one way).

Note: The average in-home visit will cost $70 plus any additional one way mileage over 15 miles from Mae Massage.

 

Cancellations

There are no cancellation fees or notice deadlines. I understand that there will be days when you might not feel well enough to receive massage. I only ask that you or a care giver contact me by phone as soon as you know that you won’t be able to go through with a scheduled session.

 

Building Trust

I’m happy to meet with you and/or your care givers free of charge if you have any questions or would simply like to see if I’m a good fit for you.

 

Amanda Mae Ward, CMT, Certified Reflexologist