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Oncology Massage

Oncology Massage Colchester

With relaxing and soothing oncology massage, Colchester residents can enjoy much-needed respite from the distressing effects of cancer. Here at Maypole Health, we have a fully trained oncology massage therapist to administer tailor-made treatment according to your unique circumstances.

Located in the picturesque Essex countryside, Maypole Health is a complementary health clinic specialising in alternative therapies. We adopt a holistic approach towards illness and injury for a great sense of well-being.

By choosing oncology massage, Colchester residents may witness a reduction in pain, nausea, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and other common symptoms of cancer and its treatment.

So, for more information or to arrange an appointment, get in touch with us today – contact 01621 88 80 80, email, or fill out our online form to receive a call-back.

Reasons for oncology massage

Oncology massage is commonplace in several hospitals, hospices, and support groups, as it can play a major role in palliative care. Oncology massage can:

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

Research from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York even found that oncology massage has the potential to 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 Colchester – What you need to know

Although similar to a regular massage, oncology massage will adapt certain therapy techniques for a more comfortable experience.

For this reason, it needs to be administered by a trained professional who knows how cancer and associated treatments including medication, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation affect the human body.

Maypole Health’s oncology massage therapist Lucy Littlewood qualified in September 2016 and has been providing quality treatment ever since. She’ll only use massage techniques that are suited to your personal situation and circumstances.

Therefore, she may require you to answer questions about 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 appoint or to discuss oncology massage, Colchester residents should call Maypole Health today.

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