Massage therapy has started gaining popularity for cancer patients in the recent years and has even developed the name oncology massage. The main purpose for these massages is to assist cancer patients in coping with other cancer treatments they have daily.
Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy can leave a patient with side effects such as nausea and fatigue. Specifically for cancer patients, the massage techniques that are used are meant to target relief for these two symptoms.
Like other massages in general, cancer patients feel more uplifted after a massage, which helps them cope mentally and keeps them more at ease while undergoing daily treatments.
Generally massages help in reducing stress, reducing anxiety and relaxing the muscles. All of which benefit cancer patients on their road to full recovery.