Neoplasia and Massage


The benefits for cancer patients to receive massage therapy. It reduces muscle tension, decrease in pain, improves sleep, bolsters immune function, and reduces other side effects. The types of cancerous tissue are: Carcinoma, melanoma, sarcoma, leukemia, and lymphoma. The methods for treating cancer: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow transplant. The risks include: blood clots, infection, edema, reduced function. Massage promotes relaxation, address edema under health care provider’s supervision, but could be contraindicated due to nausea and vomiting. Chemotherapy could make people: susceptibility to infection, bruising, bleeding, and mouth sores, anemia, skin changes, hair loss, digestive problems, decreased stamina, peripheral neuropathy, fever, muscle tension. Massage can help with relieving anxiety and pain, help with body image, help muscles in the affected areas, but could be contraindicated due to nausea, vomiting, anemia, skin issues, or fever.

Online and Instructor-Led Massage Pathology Course

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