massage for people living with cancer and neurological conditions
Comfort orientated massage can be given to people living
with cancer and can be given prior to, during and after treatment - in most cases. It doesn't matter what stage
the treatment is at, or the severity of the condition. All that is required is that adjustments are made to the sessions
to suit each person's energy level that day, the impact of any side affects from the treatment they are receiving and taking
advice from their consultant oncologist - thus ensuring that special care is taken to make the massage therapy appropriate
- as well as an enjoyable and beneficial experience for the recipient.
Having completed a post graduate course
in giving massage to cancer patients, and as such having an understanding of the basic physiology of cancer and metastasis,
I am able to provide massage treatments by making the necessary changes depending on:
- any medical or surgical procedures
which have been carried out
- the stage of chemotherapy
or radiotherapy treatments
- the risk of lymphodema
In every case a thorough consultation
would be taken prior to the first session as well as an update before each subsequent session to modify the massage given
to suit the current needs of the individual. These same considerations, and being aware of the modifications which may be
required and why, can be applied to many other conditions, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's
Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, stroke, cerebral palsy and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Some treatments for people
living with cancer may be available for those affected by cancer through Cancer Support Scotland. Please contact me for details.