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Cancer and Oncology Massage Therapy

Posted by MIOG support team on 11 March 2021
Cancer and Oncology Massage Therapy
What is Oncology Massage Therapy? Oncology Massage Therapy is a safe specialised form of massage therapy that is completely tailored to meet the unique and changing needs of someone currently undergoing cancer treatment or with a history of cancer.  Oncology Massage Therapy and Cancer Care It is important to understand that an Oncology Massage Therapy is completely different from traditional forms of massage.  Unlike traditional forms of massage, Oncology Massage gently supp...

What is Oncology Massage

Posted by MIOG support team on 6 February 2020
What is Oncology Massage
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...

Beneficial Effects of Reflexology for Cancer Patients

Posted by Ashley Lui on 24 January 2019
Beneficial Effects of Reflexology for Cancer Patients
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...

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Posted by MIOG support team on 1 April 2021
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