Oncology Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Radiation Scar Massage

What is Oncology Massage?

oncology massage lymphatic drainage radiation scar masasage header smallOncology Massage Therapy uses gentle therapeutic touch to help support patients with cancer. Research shows that Oncology Massage Therapy can reduce the side effects from conventional treatment of cancer and improve the quality of life for someone undergoing cancer treatment or with a history of cancer. It's a gentle and safe method to release muscle discomfort and body tension during and after cancer treatment.



What are the Benefits of Oncology Massage

Oncology massage is used to help decrease the side effects of the treatment, improving sleeping patters and reducing pain and nausea.  The massage techniques used are gentle and slow and induce deep relaxation in the body which also helps to calm the mind. Oncology massage can also help to treat and manage some of the side effects of cancer treatments such as neuropathies, lymphoedema, cording, scar issues. It can also help improve movement when there is restricted range of motion.


How can massage help reduce Lymphoedema? Lymphatic Drainage

what is oncology massage copyLymphatic Drainage is another form of treatment that requires specialised training. Lymphoedema Treatment is the decongestion of the lymphatic system stimulating excess of fluid to be reabsorbed. Controlling the swelling will prevents tissue fibrosis, infection and improve mobility. Some of the techniques used in Lymphatic drainage include manual lymphatic drainage, bandaging, taping, compression garment prescription, exercises, and education for self-management. Ana will help guide you as to what may be best in each individual situation.


Can massage help with radiation scarring.

lymphatic drainage and radiation scar massage copyYes it can, when done by a trained therapist such as Ana. Scar release is one of the most important treatments after surgery and radiotherapy. Several techniques can be applied on the scar, skin and muscles in the area. Scars can trap fluid, restrict movement, provoke pain and in the long term, built up fibrosis and harden skin. Most scar release treatments can start around 6 weeks after surgery and/or radiotherapy. As each case is different ask your surgeon about it. 


Oncology Massage Treatment at Physiologix

oncology massage treatment in The Gap 4061 copyAna is an experienced Remedial Massage Therapist working on the rehabilitation field for more than 20 years. She provides remedial treatment in a caring and supportive way, tailoring each treatment to individual needs. 

Ana’s clients enjoy improvements to quality of life through increased mobility, pain reduction, and education to empower and enable them to manage their condition.

She has also specialised on cancer rehabilitation and has been helping clients to get back on their best after cancer treatment. She is an Oncology Massage Specialist with OMT Australia, and a Lymphoedema and Lipoedema Therapist. She is trained also is using bandaging and taping to help assist in the management of Lymphoedema.