Benefits of Oncology Massage
Oncology massage is a form of light touch which is effective in reducing the side effects experienced from the conventional treatment for cancer and the symptoms of the disease process itself. (Cassileth and Vickers,2004).
- Pain reduction 47%
- Fatigue improved 42%
- Reduced anxiety 59%
- Reduced nausea 51%
- Depression improved 48%
Louise has trained with Oncology Massage Limited, completing Modules one and two, to safely and effectively treat those with a diagnosis or history of cancer.
Oncology Massage Australia is dedicated to training fully qualified massage and bowen therapists to safely and effectively treat those with a diagnosis or history of cancer. It aims to ensure national benchmarks and standards of care are met by its therapists. Formal training in this specialised area provides the therapists with awareness and expertise to modify and adjust a conventional massage for the client with a history of cancer while being mindful of any contraindications for massage. This ensures the provision of a safe and effective treatment for the client.
Health fund rebates are available for Maitri Massage services.