Comfort orientated massage can be given to people living with cancer or other long-term and chronic conditions – and in most cases can be given prior to, during and after treatment. You may require, or want, to speak to your GP or consultant to ask him if massage is appropriate. As Reiki is a non-invasive therapy this may be more appropriate at times.
For a massage, 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 effects from the treatment they are receiving and taking advice from their consultant oncologist or medical specialist – 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: