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Cancer is no longer considered a contraindication for massage.

Patients receiving massage therapy during and after their chemotherapy show a significant decrease in anxiety levels.

Cancer patients can experience high levels of pain, but if they had a safe massaging tool to use at home where they need it most would have a profound impact on their quality of life.

 

Cancer survival rate have steadily improved over the years and people are living longer.  Therefore it is important that people can comfortably return to as full and healthy a life as possible. Feeling confident to return to work, sport and other activities that enriched their lives before cancer and enjoy activities that will add quality to their lives, fitness and well-being after. 

Many cancer survivors  live with post cancer symptoms form the complications of surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or targeted immunotherapy. These complications can my debilitating, distressing and can hinder their recovery process.


The professional massage mitts can support the cancer survivor at various stages providing a gentle self-management massage tool to promote and sustain recovery.
effective for reducing the side effects of musculoskeletal complications of scar tissue, adhesion's and altered configurations of the fascial tissue to maintain range of movement.
minimsing the effects of lymphoedema

Many people are still fearful of treating patients with a diagnosis of cancer, but massage is no longer considered an exclusion contraindication to other parts of the body.
 
(It is contra-indicated that you DO NOT massage directly over the tumor area and if there is any doubt we advise you seek advice from your health care professional).
 
 
Making a difference to cancer survivors
 
There are a number of reason people seek relief form their musculoskeletal conditions
  • Their condition is related to their cancer diagnosis
  • Their symptoms are a consquence of their interventions they have received for their cancer.
  • Or something totally unrelated to the cancer, i.e, osteoarthritis, sporting injury, etc.

 

A detailed assessmant, as well as an holistic supportive approach is essential to gain the relevant treatment outcomes.

Treatment

Surgery and radiotherapy can rinduce fascial dysfunction and restrictions. This may contribute to impaired joint mobility and function, and altered configerations of facia resulting in muscle imbalance and poor postural habits. Massage and myofascial massage techniques with the Mitts can significantly improve pain and restore function, especially post breast surgery.

 A lots of cancer survivors post mastectomy, prostatectomy, and surgery for head and neck cancers benefit from being touched and being able to massage themselves. It provides reassurance and acceptance of the disfigured, altered part of their body and become less fearful of it.

Patients tissue oxygenation levels can respond differently after radiotherapy treatments. Self-massage would increase tissue oxygenation early post-surgery and after chemo or radiotherapy treatment to benefit patients.

Self-massage with the Mitts will also help patients to manage their depleted energy and fatigue, and could reduce their anxiety levels after their chemotherapy, or bring relief to their radiotherapy burns.

Many patients after breast conserving and mastectomy surgery suffer from myofascial pain which can also cause neck pain. Myofascial pain in not uncommon in terminally ill patients. Fascia is very resilient, being able to self-massage symptoms will bring a new perspectives for both patients, clinicians and researchers regarding the functional integration of fascia within the musculoskeletal system.