Being diagnosed and dealing with cancer can be very traumatic. Suddenly someone is faced with their own mortality, and an uncertain future.
At Senzis Sports and Massage Therapy we offer Oncology Massage Therapy; a form of soft tissue work for those living with cancer and has a different approach towards massage therapy.
Having cancer can have a great impact on the emotions, causing feelings of depression or anxiety.
The non-invasive and compassionate touch as well as the specialized techniques help people to manage their experience with cancer. As certified oncology massage therapists we are trained to meet the needs of the client. This highly individualised massage treatment can be received either undergoing treatment, post-treatment or receiving palliative care.
We follow the ethos of "less is more" when it comes to using force, we like to "listen to the tissue"; i.e. how is the body and nervous system responding to the treatment? We are trained to adapt our techniques and intensity in order to relax and unwind from all the stresses.
Benefits of Oncology Massage Therapy can contribute to reduce:
Other positive effects of Oncology Massage Therapy include improvement of overall well-being, better sleep, better range of movement, better digestion. When the body is exposed to all the stresses of treatment including the mental effect of it all, it is just nice to take your mind of things and just relax!
Senzis Sports and Massage Therapy is certified for Oncology Massage Therapy and the course was followed by the renowned Susan Findlay, pioneer in this field of expertise.