Oncology massage is an approach to massage therapy based in both compassion and specialized massage treatments to help people manage their experience with cancer.
The focus is placed first and foremost on not over taxing the patient’s limited energy, and also to provide them with relaxation and comfort. It is in this place of rest that healing occurs.
There are numerous benefits to receiving a series of massages, including, but not limited to:
- Strengthened immune system
- Better circulation
- Pain reduction or relief
- Reduced nausea and vomiting
- Increased energy
- Better sleep
- Better outlook on life/less depression
Our therapists are trained to meet people where they are in their experience with cancer and apply a highly individualized massage treatment to comfort, nurture, and support them in their journey.
St. Elizabeth Healthcare Home Hospice patients are eligible for in-home massages at no charge. Family members may also have an in-home massage at the regular fee. Please contact St. Elizabeth Healthcare Home Hospice for additional information.
To learn about other massage treatments offered through St. Elizabeth Holistic Health, please click here.