“Oncology massage is an approach to massage therapy based in both compassion and specialized massage treatments to help people manage their experience with cancer,” Sat-Siri Sumler and Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., said in writing for MD Anderson Cancer Center.
A review of the scientific literature indicates oncology massage helps improve quality of life, they reported. “Benefits include improved relaxation, sleep, and immune function as well as relieving anxiety, pain, fatigue and nausea.”
Spa Space, known for offering innovative massages in Chicago, is proud to include Oncology-Informed Massage in its list of services.
Oncology massage at Spa Space involves the modification of massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. A number of Spa Space therapists have received special training so that they can safely service the large population of clients who have cancer or who have gone through cancer treatment, present or past – and to be able to offer them the convenience of receiving oncology massage at one of Chicago’s best downtown spas. Benefits can include lowering blood pressure, reducing pain, nausea, anxiety and depression, improving sleep, and improving immune system functioning.
Please check with your doctor prior to scheduling as you may have a contraindication for massage, and be sure to communicate any special needs you may have at the time of scheduling.