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Massage During Cancer Treatment

Is it safe to receive a massage during cancer treatment? Well first you would need to consult your oncologist, but in general yes it is safe to receive a massage. There may be areas that your doctor wants the massage therapist to pay attention to or to avoid completely. There’s no reason to be afraid of treating yourself, or someone you know, to a massage treatment while going through treatment for cancer, especially if he or she receives massages regularly. In fact receiving a massage during this time can boost wellbeing and help with the stress of receiving cancer treatments. You could think of it as a time to increase body awareness and really listen to what is happening in the body. Nurturing touch through massage can help reconnect you with your body, making you feel more like yourself as you adjust to your “new normal”.