Oncology (Cancer) Massage Side Effects
Radiation can cause an increase in sensitivity, making even a gentle touch painful.
Who shouldn't use it: Individuals with cancer that has spread to the bone many find physical manipulation or deep pressure uncomfortable. It could also result in a bone fracture.
It is also recommended that massage and tissue manipulation be avoided in areas where cancerous tumors or lumps may be present. In the case of a low blood platelet count, which is often a side effect of chemotherapy, the patient may bruise easily, even when a light tough is administered.