Oncology Massage helps:
- Decrease your side effects such as nausea, fatigue and pain
- Reduce anxiety and depression
- Enhance well-being
- Support your immune system
- Nurture and Renew your Spirit
One of the most effective techniques is The Stem Cell Flow which helps increase production of white and red blood cells, as well as blood platelets. The massage for oncology patients focuses on back and feet points to support the kidneys, liver, lungs and other important organs that are often stressed by chemotherapy and radiation.
The massage is adjusted to meet the needs of each specific client based on factors such as surgical and/or radiation sites, fragile skin, medical devices and lymphedema.
Oncology clients are finding that the combination of Visionary Craniosacral Workï¿½ and Oncology Massage is proving to be particularly beneficial for them.
Family members of cancer patients often also need support. The Craniosacral Work offered by Marie Endres helps family members meet their own fears with compassion and release tension in shoulders, neck, jaw and back.
Marie’s healing touch and gentle words have helped me feel supported and nurtured through my breast cancer journey. Her therapy balanced my medical treatment and I felt like a whole person, not an illness under her care. Susan Lugo-Reed; Davis, CA
“Complementary therapies are those that people use along with conventional medicine. Many of these therapies help relieve symptoms and improve quality of life by lessening the side effects of conventional treatments or providing psychological and physical benefits.” – The American Cancer Society
“What is currently being demonstrated about massage through research studies is that the emotional, physical and spiritual well being it brings to patients is significant…In summary, it is our belief that GENTLE, conscious massage is not only safe, but has many demonstrated beneficial effects (e.g. enhanced well being, decreased anxiety, nausea and fatigue). There is no data to suggest that it causes any harm to persons with cancer.” – Norris Cotton Cancer Center; Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center
“No patient should feel that their medical journey is to be taken alone or according to some stealth trajectory, invisible to their conventional providers. The delivery of medical care, like the experience of illness, is best viewed as a journey shared.” – David M. Eisenberg, MD, Dir.; Div for Research & Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies; Harvard Medical School Annals of Internal Medicine, July 1997