Cancer Patient

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Massage Therapy can be beneficial to a patient suffering from cancer. A properly informed therapist can reduce muscle tension, decrease pain, promote relaxation, and improve sleep. There has also been evidence that massage builds up immune function, reduces or prevents edema, reduces nausea, decreases tiredness, and might even aid in the endurance of skin after radiation therapy. Muscles also experience positive effects from the massage.
The massage therapist can also help the patient through teaching. Due to the patient’s physical or emotional state, he may prefer to receive massage from a partner or to do massage on himself. The therapist can teach the patient or partner how to properly perform massages that may be helpful.
A patient with cancer is going through a very difficult time; a sensitively, well-informed massage therapist can make a difference in the patient’s life.

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