For years massage schools have taught their students to stay away from patients with cancer. It was thought that massaging them would cause the cancer to spread or even worsen. However, new research shows that massage is actually extremely beneficial in more ways than one.
Massage focuses on healing the body mentally and physically and doesn’t focus on getting rid of the cancer (which is what your doctors are concentrating on).
Studies show that massage reduces stress and relaxes the body. It ramps up the immune system and helps remove toxins. Massage also helps with circulation in the body and increases energy. It can also reduce pain and minimize the effects of radiation and chemotherapy treatments. All of these concepts allow you and your body to regain control and focus on healing.
If you or someone you know are one of the 8 million people suffering from cancer or have won the battle you may want to look into massage to help with the healing or after effects of this terrible disease. Here at Siskiyou Physical Therapy we have affordable pricing and great packages to help you through this challenging time.
Nikole Norman Licensed Massage Therapist for Siskiyou Physical Therapy