National Cancer Research Month


It's National Cancer Research Month. Studies indicate massage therapy can help improve the quality of life for those dealing with cancer.

Massage Therapy for Decreasing Stress in Cancer Patients

Research published in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care indicates that massage therapy can have a positive influence on the quality of life of people suffering serious illnesses such as brain cancer. These study results suggest that massage therapy can improve physical as well as emotional well-being in patients with late stage disease. When used in combination with standard care, massage can help reduce stress, anxiety, pain and fatigue. Read more >>

Massage Therapy for Improved Pain and Sleep in Metastatic Cancer Patients

Research published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that therapeutic massage at home for metastatic cancer patients can improve their overall quality of life by reducing pain and improving sleep quality. The findings suggest that cancer patients can also benefit from professional massage, both physically and mentally, providing the necessary comfort during advanced stages of the disease. Read more >>


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Cancer and Massage Therapy: Essential Contraindications Part I

Cancer and Massage Therapy: Treatments Part II

Introduction to Pediatric Oncology Massage

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