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Oncology Massage

What is Oncology Massage

Oncology massage is a specialised form of massage treatment for clients who have a cancer diagnosis (current or past).

 

Oncology massage aims to activate the parasymphatic nervous system through techniques such as fascial mobilisation, fascial holds in specific body sequences which allows for the activation of a relaxation response by providing a nurturing, caring and gentle environment for the patient.

 

Studies have shown improvements in the following as a result of oncology massage treatments:

 

  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Mental health (depression, anxiety)
  • Sleep patterns
  • Lymphoedema
  • Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy
  • Cording

 

What to expect at your first appointment?

At the initial appointment a detailed medical and oncology treatment history will be taken. This will allow for the practitioner to treat you accordingly taking into consideration the treatment, surgery and other influences that impact the treatment.

 

Before commencing your treatment your practitioner will discuss the oncology massage treatment plan with you and gain your consent prior to commencing.

 

Oncology Massage during active treatment (chemotherapy / radiotherapy)

 

Oncology massage can be used safely whilst undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment. There are however specific precautions your practitioner will need to take and will be discussed with you at the time of your treatment.

 

Cost
  • Initial assessment (60 mins) $90
  • Review (60 mins) $85

*please note private health insurance rebates may be applicable

 

How to Book an Appointment

Contact Strong & Stable on (03) 9762 0976 to book your first appointment with Elissa Robbins (Myotherapist) or simply follow the link below.

 

https://strong-stable-pty-ltd.cliniko.com/bookings

 

Please note it is often helpful to bring any relevant medical information to your first appointment.