Elements of Massage & Integrated Therapy - Oncology Massage & Caregivers
Elements of Massage & Integrated Therapy - Aristia Ninos, L.M.T.            Connecting the Mind~Body~Spirit
Oncology Massage: Caring for People with Cancer
 
Oncology massage is bodywork that is designed specific to the needs of people who are dealing with cancer and or its treatments.  The main focus is to enhance healing while “doing no harm” to people whose bodies are:   dealing with lowered immune systems, at risk for developing lymphedema, stressed by radiation and or chemotherapy treatment, or recovering from surgery.
 
Massage is much more than a feel-good treat or relaxation technique, it can actually assist your body, mind & spirit in their constant pursuit of restoring you to health. By integrating Western and Eastern modalities of bodywork in order to address the symptoms of both cancer treatments & the disease.
Benefits of Oncology Massage Therapy:
 
  • may reduce nausea
  • promotes restful sleep
  • boosts energy levels
  • eases pain & discomfort
  • relieves stress & anxiety
  • provides comfort
 
Caregiver Massage
Rejuvenate with a relaxing massage by one of our caring therapists. Massage is suggested on nearly every caregiver self-help list, yet it seems that only a small percentage actually takes advantage of its benefits.  Massage is a valuable form of self-care  Massage therapy isn’t just a luxury anymore & has actually become a vital part of health care practices worldwide.  It is a holistic therapy that has shown positive effects on physical & mental health in addition to enhancing medical treatments. Having a massage does more than just relax the body & mind.  There are measurable physiological & psychological changes that occur; especially when massage is used as a preventative & continuous therapy.  The effects of massage on the body’s systems can be profound, directly impacting our immune system, digestion, respiration, circulation, nervous system, muscle health & more. It has been said that, “Massage is to the human body what a tune-up is for a car.”