CANCER MASSAGE AND REFLEXOLOGY, PALLIATIVE CARE 30min £30 50 min. £55 Mobile service available in 5 miles radius £60/ 50 min.
Therapies realised by Adriana Kahrs (senior therapist, specialised in Oncology/Reflexology and palliative care, member of the Mount Vernon Hospital Network of therapists)
The massage is a gentle modified therapy based on Swedish massage techniques and lymphatic therapy. This style primarily uses gliding, stroking, kneading and tapping to manipulate soft tissues and muscles.
Other forms of therapies that would be appropriate for oncology patients include myotherapy, reflexology, aromatherapy, energy work, craniosacral and lymphatic massage. Excepting myotherapy, each of these techniques emphasizes light contact with the patient, or in the case of aromatherapy and some forms of energy work, no contact with the patient's body. Myotherapy involves deep tissue massage to relieve pain.
Among the benefits are relaxation, stress reduction, and relief for fatigue and pain. The chief benefit is relaxation and stress reduction, although many patients report improved energy levels following massage. For patients undergoing chemotherapy, massage can improve fatigue and reduce stress while promoting relaxation. For patients undergoing surgery, massage can aid recovery and restore mobility to the affected areas. In addition, some patients report massage as a way to eliminate the need for pain medications.
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