Read about Oncology (Cancer) Massage

Oncology massage is a focused style of bodywork used to help patients with cancer cope with the physical, emotional and psycho-social symptoms of their condition. Scientific literature suggests that oncology massage can help to improve the quality of a patient's life, resulting in relaxation, better sleep, increased immune function and relief from anxiety, discomfort, fatigue and nausea. In one study of more than 1,000 patients who rated their symptoms before and after massages, investigators learned that patients' symptoms immediately improved after massage. Because of this—and other parallel studies with similar findings—many hospitals and cancer centers now offer massage to patients undergoing inpatient procedures.