Posted in Oncology Massage
Posted by Sachini Ganhewa
on 1 April 2020
Lymphoedema is a chronic condition where there is an excessive build-up of protein rich fluid in a part of the lymphatic system, which causes localised swelling. Lymphoedema can occur as a result of cancer treatment where lymph nodes that are normally responsible for filtering the lymph fluid are either removed by surgery or affected by the use of radiation therapy.
Approximately 20% of patients treated for breast, melanoma, gynaecological or prostate cancer will develop secondary lymphoe...
Posted by MIOG support team
on 6 February 2020
The Power of Touch
Therapeutic touch is a beautiful and powerful form of compassion and care. A hug, a simple brush of the knee, or a squeeze of a hand can convey reassuring support and comfort.
When someone is going through cancer treatment, a time which is incredibly stressful, scary and traumatic, many friends shy away from physical touch, perhaps in fear it may not be welcomed or cause physical pain. In fact, patients are poked and prodded and examined with surgical gloves, all of w...
Posted by Ashley Lui
on 24 January 2019
What is Reflexology
Reflexology is a form of massage, performed to the feet, hands, and/or ears. It is a manual therapy where pressure is applied in a gentle but firm squeezing fashion.
The idea behind reflexology, particularly foot reflexology, is that each area of the foot corresponds to an organ or system in the body and is connected via energy channels and meridians. Massaging specific points will bring blood flow and healing to that corresponding area. This is extremely relax...