Massage for People Living with Cancer
Massage for people living with and moving on from cancer is a deeply relaxing experience using specialist massage techniques that best support you as an individual.
Massage and other complementary therapies can be a valuable addition to the support you receive during this time. Research has shown that they can help you to:
- Relax the body and mind
- Reduce anxiety and fear associated with health
- Enhance mood
- Ease symptoms such as nausea, fatigue and poor sleep
- Ease pain
- Discover coping mechanisms
- Reconnect with your body
- And to reclaim a part of yourself
If you have any questions or queries about how massage may be helpful for you, we would love to hear from you.
A Little About Islay Innes and her Qualifications
Islay completed her oncology massage qualification with the Iris Cancer Partnership – a fabulous organisation offering quality training in the field – and worked as the Lead Complementary Therapist at a local hospice 4 days a week.
Islay will run through a specialist consultation to understand you as an individual, and use this information to establish a massage plan specific to you. There are no set routines. Instead, the massage style delicately weaves appropriate yet effective massage with therapeutic relaxation techniques to support you to feel more you more often.
Time for You AND Your Loved Ones
Living with cancer is often a shared experience with those closest to you. If you and your loved one would like to relax and unwind at the same time, there is always more than one therapist on hand at the Glasgow Treatment Rooms. Get in touch and we can look at setting up a joint booking.
Is It Safe?
Some people worry that massage can cause cancer cells to metastasise (spread) to other areas of the body. Research has not found this to be the case. Nevertheless, each session will take into account areas affected by cancer, and where necessary, use specialist techniques adapted to best support you.
Additional FREE Options in Glasgow
Massage is often available for free as part of your care at cancer centres and hospices. In the Glasgow area, the following centres are available:
- Friends of the Beatson
- Maggie’s Centre
- Calman Centre
If you would like more information on the support available to you, please do not hesitate to get in touch today.