Can Massage Therapy Benefit Cancer Patients?
Non-Medical Treatments for Cancer Pain
If you or a loved one has had to battle cancer then we are sure you have done extensive research on ways to decrease pain and discomfort.
According to The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health “Numerous research reviews and clinical studies have suggested that at least for the short term, Massage Therapy for cancer patients may reduce pain, promote relaxation, and boost mood.”
At Skin Therapy of Charlotte we delight in the fact that we can help provide comfort and ease pain for clients dealing with cancer. Breast cancer patients, in particular, have also seen relief from symptoms with the help of Massage Therapy.
This summarized report by the American Massage Therapy Association states: “A randomized study found women with stage 1 breast cancer and stage 2 breast cancer benefited from regular massage therapy sessions.”
Dr.Oz says it best. “Massage Therapy is something many Americans don’t usually think about as an important component of their health and wellness routine. But that needs to change.” He continues to say “whether I am talking about disease prevention or new approaches to care, I have always been an advocate for holistic approaches to care.