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Oncology Massage

Oncology Massage Chelmsford

For soothing and supportive oncology massage, Chelmsford residents should book an appointment with Maypole Health. We are a complementary health clinic based in the beautiful Essex countryside, specialising in alternative therapies.

Our holistic approach has helped numerous people overcome their issues, illnesses and injuries. Our tailor-made treatments, which bear in mind your exact needs and preferences, focus on reducing stress and improving individual well-being.

With oncology massage, Chelmsford residents can reduce the symptoms cancer often causes including pain, nausea, anxiety, depression, and fatigue.

For more information or to book an appointment, get in touch with Maypole Health today – contact 01621 88 80 80, email, or fill out our online form to receive a call-back.

Why oncology massage?

Oncology massage often plays a major role in palliative care for cancer patients and is used by many hospitals, hospices and support groups to:

  • Relax the mind and body
  • Relieve stress and tension
  • Improve the flow (lymph) in the lymphatic system
  • Enhance your mood

In fact, research by the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York found that oncology massage can provide:

  • 47 per cent improvement in pain levels
  • 42 per cent improvement in fatigue levels
  • 59 per cent improvement in anxiety levels
  • 51 per cent improvement in nausea
  • 48 per cent improvements in reports of depression
  • 48 per cent improvements in problems such as shortness of breath, memory problems, dry mouth, and disturbed sleep

Oncology message Chelmsford – What to expect

Oncology massage adapts existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with cancer patients.

However, it should only be administered by a trained oncology massage therapist, who knows the impact cancer can have on the human body and the side effects of medication, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and other forms of treatment.

At Maypole Health, our oncology massage therapist is Lucy Littlewood, who qualified in September 2016. She has the ability to modify massage techniques according to the type of cancer you have experienced and its adverse side effects.

To best serve your needs, Lucy may ask you questions regarding your cancer treatment history, tumour site or metastasis, compromised blood cell counts, lymph node involvement, medications, vital organ involvement, blood clot risk, fragile or unstable tissue, use of medical devices, fatigue, neuropathy, changes in sensation, and late effects of treatment.

To book an appointment or simply find out more about oncology treatment, Chelmsford residents should contact Maypole Health today.

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