Oncology Massage

Oncology massage can help with symptoms experienced during and after cancer treatments, such as nausea, fatigue, anxiety and depression.

Oncology Massage makes you feel better and life seems more manageable.

Post graduate training in oncology massage ( Oncology Massage Training Australia) is needed to give this very specific, light touch massage. This ensures that lymph pathways are taken into consideration and the utmost care is taken to make the person comfortable throughout the treatment.

The Sloan Kettering cancer centre in the USA found that Oncology Massage is the most effective form of massage for cancer patients. The study found that

  • Nausea improved by 47%
  • Fatigue improved by 42%
  • Anxiety improved by 51%
  • Depression improved by 48% (2004 Cassileth & Vickers)

 Oncology Massage has become part of  treatment protocols in some hospitals in Australia.

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre – Austin Hospital Melbourne and O’Brian Lifehouse in Sydney now have qualified Oncology Massage Therapists on staff.